Financial assistance for New Zealand volunteers
As Mercy Ships prepares our hospital ships Africa Mercy to return to Senegal, we need all hands on deck! There are urgent vacancies onboard, and to help volunteers with their expenses during these challenging times, financial assistance has been provided.
It takes a whānau to provide essential surgery for Africa’s under-served poor. We need tradies, mariners, catering staff and people who love to clean, as well as a ship-load of hospital staff.
Can you help? Maritime professionals, operational crew as well as medics; we’d love to have you join the community of Kiwis and other huge-hearted people from across the globe, serving onboard!
New Zealand volunteer assistance
- Travel Costs
Volunteers who begin their service (of two months or longer) may be eligible for a reimbursement of their airfares or other travel assistance IF they are booked through the Mercy Ships New Zealand approved travel agent
- Quarantine Costs
For New Zealand residents returning home directly after their volunteer service onboard, Mercy Ships New Zealand will cover MIQ voucher costs.
3. COVID testing required for travel
Saliva testing at a fraction of the usual cost is offered to Mercy Ships NZ volunteers by local provider
Get started by selecting a volunteer role that matches your skills and experience
If you have any further questions contact Sharon at Mercy Ships in Auckland