Teach at sea

Teaching aboard a Mercy Ship is THE adventure of a lifetime. Here’s your chance to be part of something amazing, SOMETHING THAT MAKES A REAL DIFFERENCE!

You could teach the crew children on board the surgery ship and travel while you work. The preschool to high school accredited international Christian school has small class sizes and big life experiences. If you’re ready to reset your teaching career with a life-changing educational opportunity, we have some unique 6-month volunteer opportunities open for application.

Nurture growing minds in a variety of subjects. We’re looking for volunteer teachers with preferably two years of experience in the classroom to join the Mercy Ships crew, to teach students in kindergarten, primary and secondary classes for 6-months beginning in August 2022.


The Mercy Ships Academy on the Africa Mercy and Global Mercy run on a northern hemisphere academic schedule, with the school year operating from August to June annually.

Unique 6-month volunteer opportunities 

URGENT High School Maths  for quick details contact volunteers.mobiliser.nz@mercyships.org


New Entrants (kindergarten)

Grade 2 primary

High School Maths

High School History/Geography

Primary and secondary Library/IT 

Some of these roles are also available for 2-year commitments

The Mercy Ships Academy runs on a northern hemisphere academic schedule, with the school year running from August to June.

If you want to talk about this remarkable volunteer educational opportunity, you’re welcome to call Fiona in our Auckland Mercy Ships office at 0800 637297 or click to get started and see what’s involved.