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WE BELIEVE EVERY INDIVIDUAL IS IMPORTANT

Mercy Ships is an international charity dedicated to bringing hope and healing to the world’s poorest people.

Together with your help, we bring free healthcare services to people of all ages in desperate circumstances – people who have no chance to get the medical help they need until a hospital ship from Mercy Ships comes to town.

Our volunteers perform life transforming surgeries, provide desperately needed healthcare and training, run the ship, feed the crew, support with donations, prayer and encouragement to all those involved in this mission of mercy.

Discover how you can make a difference – explore our story here, find out who we are, who we serve, how lives have been transformed – and how you can get involved.

WE BELIEVE EVERY INDIVIDUAL IS IMPORTANT

Mercy Ships is an international charity dedicated to bringing hope and healing to the world’s poorest people.

Together with your help we bring free healthcare services to people of all ages in desperate circumstances – people who have no chance to get the medical help they need until a hospital ship from mercy ships comes to town.

Our volunteers perform life transforming surgeries, provide desperately needed healthcare and training, run the ship, feed the crew, support with donations, prayer and encouragement to all those involved in this mission of mercy.

Discover how you can make a difference – explore our story here, find out who we are, who we serve, how lives have been transformed – and how you can get involved.

OUR

New Zealanders have filled vital roles with Mercy Ships since the charity began in 1978.

OUR

See the remarkable stories of our courageous patients and our huge-hearted volunteers, and the difference that mercy makes in transforming thousands of people’s lives every year.

OUR

Providing essential surgery, healthcare services and medical capacity building free of charge to nations in extreme poverty.

YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS
HELPS BRING HOPE AND
HEALINGS TO
THOUSANDS

Your support today means
our volunteer crew can answer the call of
people in desperate need of medical care.

YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS
HELP BRING HOPE AND
HEALINGS TO
THOUSANDS

Your support todays means
our volunteer crew can answer the call of
people in desperate need of medical care.

HELLO GUINEA!

Guinea has once again opened her arms to Mercy Ships. We will be serving the people of this beautiful West African nation from August 2018 – June 2019. 

 

VOLUNTEERING WITH
MERCY SHIPS IS
GUARANTEED TO
CHANGE YOUR LIFE

Roll up your sleeves for the adventure of a life-time with Mercy Ships, and make a real difference for people in desperate need! Serve the world’s poorest people by volunteering your skills. Whatever your experience and availability, there’s something for you.

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