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Admin on An Adventure

Hello everyone! My name is Ginger Simmons.

I heard of such dedicated surgical volunteerism with an admin asst job to our local hospital surgical director. I watched many surgeries and heard the surgeons and nurses discuss upcoming and past surgical vacations, becoming fascinated with such skill and selfless dedication. As I left that job, I remained curious if there is anything a non-clinical person can contribute to the world like that and just Googled 'Mercy Ships', and there lay the dozens of opportunities!

Even as my husband is unable to travel with me, I am VERY pleased to find a small service window in sales and gift shop support. I have never traveled further than the US and Canada and have no idea how to arrange flights and connections for far-away places. I hope someone can help me, when I get my dates.

I am SO excited to do this!



  • SarahLeffelSarahLeffel Posts: 19
    Dear Ms. Virginia,

    I think it is super cool that you are doing this!! 
  • Jeremy BrewerJeremy Brewer Posts: 82

    I'm Jeremy, a recruiter for Mercy Ships and I'm happy to assist you.  Congratulations on being accepted into our Talent Pipeline!  I'm so excited for your desire to serve with Mercy Ships and look forward to the day you are able to join us on board.

    Concerning making your travel arrangements, your Human Resources Facilitator will be able to assist you with making those arrangements, once your dates have been officially accepted.  While many volunteers make their own flight arrangements, many of our volunteers also work with Raptim, a travel agency that partners with Mercy Ships and other non-profit organizations for just such occasions.

    In the meantime, I joyfully pray and wait with you for your future service dates!

    Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.  

    Thank you again for joining us.  Together we are bringing hope and healing!

    Grace and peace,

  • KellyGrizzardKellyGrizzard Posts: 119


    So glad to hear about your interest and
    upcoming service with Mercy Ships.

    I am the Church Relations Recruiter, which
    means I have some resources that are available for you if you are
    going to be speaking at a church to share about your journey.

    To see the Church Resources click HERE.

    Please let me know if I can be of any

    Many people get to share their experience when
    they return from the ship as well. 

    You don’t have to worry if that should be you.
    We have what you need to help you succeed.

    You are our greatest asset and we are honored
    to have you join us.

    Serving Together,




    "Kelly" Grizzard

    Church Relations



    903.939.7000 (main) | +1 903.939.9397677 (direct) | 9039527059

    [email protected]


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