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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

Newly qualified Deck Officer looking for experience? Or perhaps you have several years’ experience and you would like to give back to society in a way that uses your skills? Whatever your situation, you can bring your skills as a seafarer to the world’s largest charity-run hospital ship.

Newly qualified Engineering Officer looking for experience? Or perhaps you have several years’ experience and you would like to give back to society in a way that uses your skills? Whatever your situation, you can bring your skills as a seafarer to the world’s largest charity-run hospital ship.

This role is vital to the work we do. Our galley team supplies the crew, day crew, hospital, HOPE Centre, and outpatient families with the food they need to keep working and healing! We couldn’t do what we do without healthy and delicious meals onboard.

Find your place onboard for the summer months. We need skilled plumbers, carpenters, electricians, painters, etc. to work on a variety of maintenance projects. Come for as little as two weeks while the ship is in dry dock in the Canary Islands! This work is essential to ensure the Africa Mercy is ready for her next field service.

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