On Board

The toughest job you’ll ever love

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 faith-based hospital ship charity bringing hope and healing to Africa’s poorest people. We offer amazing 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.

Long term positions are available for 1-5 years in key roles including management and leadership across the maritime, medical and operational departments. Some of these positions have family cabins allocated to the role, and crew children attend the onboard school.

Short term opportunities vary in duration from 2 weeks to 10 months, depending on the role requirements.

Medical, maritime and operational professionals all play vital roles in our crew. Electricians Tradies , Mariners, Teachers  Computers and IT specialists  Photographers, videographers and writers  Cooks, Cleaners, Surgeons, Nurses , and many more  can volunteer from a 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 lifetime of needless suffering.

Ready to take the next step or want to see what more volunteer jobs are available onboard? For more information, head to our ‘How to Volunteer’ page to begin your journey with Mercy Ships – or give us a call to talk things over.

YOU CAN HELP PROVIDE A LIFESAVING SURGERY FOR SOMEONE WHERE MEDICAL CARE IS NEARLY NON-EXISTENT.