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Hello, I’m Ropa and I’m here to answer any questions you may have about volunteering on a Mercy Ships hospital ship.

I’m excited that you would like to join us in bringing hope and healing to the world’s forgotten poor. The great news is that we have plenty of opportunities for passionate people to join us onboard.

I am here to walk you through the different types of roles we have and who we are looking for. Volunteering with Mercy Ships is very exciting and there are many ways for you to get involved.

Have a look below to see our urgent volunteering needs, all the roles onboard and the frequently asked questions. If you have any further questions, or would like to talk to me about volunteering, simply fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page and I’ll get right back to you. Thank you!

Ropa Rusere Mercy Ships UK

Urgent Crew Vacancies

In this role, you would provide anaesthetic care to patients undergoing surgical and diagnostic procedures as well as occasionally manage patients in the Intensive Care Unit. Please note, only ST6 and above may apply for this role.

You’ll facilitate an accurate inventory of anaesthetic related materials and maintain anaesthetic equipment alongside the Biomedical Technicians. You’ll reorder anaesthetic supplies, keeping the OR sufficiently stocked. If you have had some anaesthetic training, you can apply for this role.

You will ensure that our medical equipment is well maintained, properly configured, and safely functional. We care for our patients and Crew, and you can help us in our mission to bring safe surgical care to our host nations.

Cooks and galley team members supply the crew, day crew, hospital, and outpatient families with the food they need to keep working and healing! Our volunteers couldn’t do what we do without healthy and delicious meals onboard. Join the team today!

The engine room is the heart-beat of the ship and we know we won’t get far without our engineering department who play a direct role in providing safe surgery onboard. Join the team and use your skills to help transform lives.

Though our ships may stay in port for months, they need looking after. The Deck Team maintains a healthy ship to enable our crew to bring hope and healing!

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