Volunteering on board
More than 1,200 volunteers from over 60 countries serve with Mercy Ships each year.
Our ships are like miniature cities with over 400 crew at any given time. There is a bank, a shop, a hairdresser and even a cafeteria on board. We need skilled computer mechanics, electricians, plumbers, cooks and all types of professional workers, both skilled and unskilled.
One thing that is required is to be able to speak English. This is because our team is made up of crew members from over 60 different nations, so the official working language on the ship is English. Maritime regulations stipulate that all our crew members have at least an intermediate level of English.
Volunteering from home
If you don’t speak English, or simply don’t want to travel that far, you can also help directly from your own home.
Maybe you can help us by offering your professional skills directly from your own home with things like: accounting, web programming, graphic design, legal advice, video editing and much more…
You can also help raise awareness or find the resources we need to carry out our work.
For more information please contact us.
Vivien's experience on board.
Why a boat?
El 50% de la población mundial vive cerca de una costa, nuestros buques hospitales son la mejor manera de llegar y tratar a las personas necesitadas.
El 93% de la población del África subsahariana no tiene acceso a una cirugía a tiempo, asequible y segura. Muchas personas fallecen cada año por falta de atención médica.
¿Durante cuánto tiempo se puede colaborar?
Desde dos semanas hasta dos años, dependiendo de tu disponibilidad.
It takes a wide range of people and skills to run a hospital ship, and our team of volunteers makes it possible. If you want to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others, including your own, we’d love to hear from you.