For our accepted crew with upcoming dates to serve, some of you may wonder if there are any other volunteers on your incoming flight to the ship. Did you know that you can look on Navigator and view an arrivals list? This list will show you when each volunteer is arriving and on which flight they will be arriving.
When a volunteer is sent the Acceptance Letter via the Portal, their Volunteer Coordinator will assign some tasks to be completed. One task is to read, sign, and date the Staff Confidentiality Agreement. When that task is completed and the Human Resources team is able to enter it into the volunteer’s file, then he or she will have access to Navigator. This is our organization’s intranet where vital Mercy Ships information is shared and stored.
Later in the acceptance process, the Volunteer Coordinator will task you the Pre-Arrival form to complete and also ask you to submit a copy of your flight itinerary. After this information is received, and the Volunteer Coordinator in turn submits it to the Purser, then the incoming volunteer’s information will be added to the AFM Arrivals / Departures page.
To view the AFM Arrival And Departures list in Navigator, go to:
· Operational drop down menu. Select Pursuer (AFM)
· When on the Purser (AFM) Home page, select the link for AFM Arrivals / Departures from the Crew Information section.
· Once on the AFM Arrivals And Departures page, there are three options/links. Select the middle option, Arrivals.
· When looking at the Arrivals list, just scroll through the list to find your name; the list is in chronological order.
Thank you for serving with Mercy Ships!
Together we bring hope and healing.
As COVID-19 continues to progress, Mercy Ships is more dedicated than ever to the continued safety of our patients and volunteer crew.
The current situation of COVID-19, highlighted by the W.H.O.'s announcement of the designation of COVID-19 as a pandemic and the increasing travel restrictions applied by several countries, have made it increasingly difficult for Mercy Ships to continue to carry out its programs to the required standards, while protecting against the possible spread of the virus.
Therefore, in line with the measures taken by the President of Senegal with the Ministry of Health, Mercy Ships has decided to scale back the programmatic operations of our mission in Senegal to the basic functions we need to care for our current patients and safely operate a ship.
While we regret these measures, we are convinced that they are necessary for the safety and well-being of all concerned.
What this means for you:
- Current Crew: the Human Resources team onboard is working with current crew to identify a path forward for each volunteer, based on their position and departure plans.
- Incoming Crew: our Staffing Team is working with incoming crew on a case-by-case basis, based on their position and travel plans.
- Accepted Crew: our Staffing Team will work with accepted crew concerning future service dates, based on how our service capacity and schedule changes in the coming weeks. Please stay tuned.
- Alumni: you can expect a newsletter forthcoming from your Mercy Ships alumni contact. Please stay tuned.
- Talent Pool: you can expect a newsletter forthcoming from our Staffing Team. Please stay tuned.
As we face these challenging events, we would like to thank you for your ongoing prayers and support for Mercy Ships and our mission to bring hope and healing to the world’s forgotten poor.
If you have immediate questions, please contact us at [email protected]
Together, we can bring hope and healing.
Fyi, the ship shop does not always have adapters for the cabin outlets. I bought the wrong kind before I left the U.S. Here is what you need:
I have waited a month for some to appear for sale. My cabinmates have shared, thank goodness!
The packing list on this site was perfectly helpful.
Enjoy your service!