Why not you?
Mercy Ships is a faith-based hospital ship charity providing free essential surgery for some of Africa’s most marginalised people. We offer amazing volunteer opportunities for people with a passion to change the world.
Each crew member is an integral part of providing life-changing operations to children who have been ostracised, and adults who have experienced a lifetime of needless suffering.
You can volunteer for different roles and different time commitments.
Long term volunteer positions
- Leadership and management volunteer roles that last for 1-5 years
- Areas include maritime, medical and operational
- Children of long term on-board volunteers attend the on-ship school
Click here to see available positions
Short term volunteer positions
These vary in duration from 2 weeks to 10 months, depending on the role requirements. You can see the minimum volunteer commitment requested in the available positions summaries.
Areas of volunteer service
We need a wide range of people from many backgrounds to keep the ship and its hospital running smoothly. The areas we need volunteer support include
- Computer and IT specialists
- Photographers, videographers and writers
- Catering staff
- Specialist medical staff
- and roles for people who want to volunteer wherever they can to help