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Duffel bags

Any recommendations from the volunteers on duffel bags? I will be travelling to Senegal next February and will be on board for 2 weeks. I am guilty of always over packing and I know space is very limited on board ship. What size duffel bag works best and would you get on with wheels?

Just want to know what previous volunteers have used and what they would recommend.

Carol V.

Volunteering in February as an OR nurse


  • AndreaSchmidAndreaSchmid Programs Senior Staffing Manager Posts: 122 admin

    @CarolVanVoorhis Hi Carol! Thank you for being one of our amazing volunteers! We appreciate the sacrifices you will make to serve with Mercy Ships.

    Duffel bags are definitely recommended. Bringing one with wheels is fine.

    This link might be helpful to you. It is a series of YouTube videos created by one of our crew members.

    The information found in the link below is from an Alumni Mercy Shipper, written to be helpful when packing to come as a long term volunteer. You definitely don't need everything on this list for a short time of service, but it might be helpful for you to see it and think about what your own needs are.  Perhaps it will be helpful information as to what type of luggage to use.

    Blessings as you prepare to serve!

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