About Us

We’re a non-profit. Mercy Ships is a faith-based charitable organization that delivers free healthcare to Africa using hospital ships. We serve people in need without regard to their beliefs, their nationality, or their means. We have eight surgical specialties and a large focus on education and capacity building. Our flagship, the M/V Africa Mercy, spends about 10 months in a port in order to schedule and complete the medical, dental and surgical needs. We're currently in Madagascar.

We’re a family. Our crew of over 400 serving on the Africa Mercy are from more than 30 countries. Each crewmember pays for their own travel and crew fees, which helps defray a portion of operating costs. Over the last three decades, we have had more than 30,000 volunteers serve on a Mercy Ship.
We’re global. Mercy Ships has offices in 16 countries. Each one has teams who recruit staff and volunteers across medical, maritime, and operational disciplines to serve in our offices and on the front lines. 

We’re hiring. We are dedicated to finding the next generation of volunteers who want to become part of our crew. Through myMercy, we hope to get to know you, and help you discern if volunteering with us is right for you. Then, when the time comes, we are here to support you as you embark on a wonderful journey to serve on a hospital ship in Africa. 

It just might be your biggest adventure yet.