The toughest job you’ll ever love

Volunteering with Mercy Ships is guaranteed to change your life

Are you tired of the ordinary?

Roll up your sleeves for the adventure of a life-time with Mercy Ships, and make a real difference for people in desperate need! Serve the world's poorest people by volunteering your skills. Whatever your experience and availability, there's something for you.

Why not you?

Mercy Ships is a hospital ship charity bringing hope and healing to Africa’s poorest people with remarkable volunteer opportunities for people with a passion to change the world. You can find a video of a previous field service here, to give you an idea of what happens on board.




Medical, maritime and operational professionals, cooks, cleaners, school teachers and others can volunteer from couple of months to years at a time (depending on the position). Each crew member is an integral part of providing life-changing operations to children who have been ostracised, and adults who have experienced a life time of needless suffering.

Ready to take the next step or want to see what kinds of jobs are available onboard? Then head to our 'How to Volunteer' page to begin your journey with Mercy Ships for more information.