Toughest tech you’ll ever love


For the adventure of your life, volunteer your tech skills to help the world’s poorest people. Our hospital ships’ Information Technology systems are vital to running a smooth operation. You may not be at the front end of providing essential surgery for Africa’s under-served poor, but it can’t happen without your skills. Help us run a more efficient, advanced service onboard to serve our patients while docked in Africa.

Whatever your experience and availability, there’s something for you!

maritime, medical and general volunteer roles with Mercy Ships

‘The ship is a unique environment in terms of IT support. It contains a hospital, ship engine room, school, café/shop, hair salon, library, church, bank, and 450 crew members with plenty of personal devices on board. As an IT team, we had to be well-organised and inventive to handle all the technology issues that were thrown at us,’ says  Jonny Clark, IS Support Specialist



But don’t take our word for it – see what Dell Technologies have to say about Mercy Ships in their own Customer Stories video

Short-term IT volunteer opportunities

To help people serve in many vital roles, a special assistance fund is in place for a limited time to help with volunteer and NZ quarantine costs.

Read more about Simon de Vries making a difference onboard the Africa Mercy

Information technology & computer technicians play a vital role on the Mercy Ship