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Is your next adventure volunteering on board?

The need is immense, but passionate people like you are making a life-transforming difference.

It takes more than medics to increase access to essential surgery in Africa.
Mercy Ships are floating health care communities where tradies, IT specialists, caterers, mariners, janitors, teachers and many others all play a vital volunteer role.


If you’ve always wanted to use your unique talent and skills to transform lives and make your mark on the world, then we’ve got the opportunity of a life-time for you. Mercy Ships’ work impacts the future of many  – patients, their families, and our volunteers. It’s a life-transforming experience that enables personal and professional growth, and we’re looking for you to join us. Come aboard and find your crew. 


Volunteer to make a lasting difference

With you, our ships become hospitals. The crews of Global Mercy and Africa Mercy efficiently bring safe, sterile operating theatres directly to people in need, so our volunteer medical staff can provide free essential surgeries.   

Our volunteers build medical capacity in every port we reach; providing additional training for local medics and opening medical facilities so that improved health care continues in our wake.

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“Five billion people in the world live without access to safe, timely, affordable surgery. Our family is proud to be part of an organisation working to change the global surgery crisis by transforming lives and extending dignity to thousands of people in great need.”