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Volunteer stories

People from all walks of life are seeking to find their purpose. And volunteers from across the globe are finding the answer to their WHY, by using their skills and talents, abilities and experiences to volunteer with Mercy Ships. 

Medics, mariners, tradies, and many others who just want to help, are rolling up their sleeves to help bring a compassionate response to a world in need. 

Discover more about their individual journeys serving with Mercy Ships.

Ben Trotter

Ben Trotter With over 1,500 meals served daily onboard, the Dining Room is the heart of hospitality here on the Africa Mercy. As a Dining Room Team Leader I have the great responsibility of providing servant leadership, training, and oversight as I work alongside the Dining Room team to ensure excellent  on-time food service hospitality. I oversee the entire dining experience onboard as […]

Teniah and Travis Howell

Teniah and Travis Howell We are so pleased to be returning to serve a third time with Mercy Ships in Africa. For many years we have felt a strong connection with the core-values of Mercy Ships. The relationships developed onboard provide both physical as well as emotional healing and can truly transform lives. This resonates […]

Skye Cameron

Skye Cameron Hi there, I will be heading to join the Global Mercy Ship in January to work as a registered nurse on one of the wards. I will be caring for patients after they have had their much-needed surgery, helping them heal and get back to living their lives. I’m eager to help provide […]

Eva Gregory-Hunt

Eva Gregory-Hunt When I was in high school, I saw a World vision type documentary, where a mother had had to make the most horrific decision. Feed one of her newborn twins what little she could and sacrifice the other or feed both and probably lose both. Even today I find this heartbreaking because I […]

Raewyn Rogers

Raewyn Rogers I am heading off in January to Sierra Leone to serve with Mercy Ships as dining room staff.  God has taken me on an incredible journey and changed my heart from an outright ‘No’ at even considering missions and being on a ship, to one of excitement, albeit nervous excitement!  I am heading […]

Sinclair and Kathy Carter

After their first voyage with Mercy Ships, Sinclair and Kathy have been returning every year to volunteer in the technical departments that are vital to getting the ships from A to B.

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