Toughest tech you’ll ever love


For the adventure of your geek-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!

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. – 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

Longer-term IT volunteer opportunities

To help people serve in many vital roles, a special assistance fund is in place until July 2021 to help volunteers with flights to the Mercy Ship, and with 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