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If you want to embark on a volunteer journey to help change healthcare in Africa, now is the time.

Mercy Ships stands with the billions of people worldwide who lack access to safe, affordable healthcare. Bringing hope and healing to the world’s poor for over 40 years, Mercy Ships operates state-of-the-art hospital ships run by skilled volunteers to provide free healthcare in developing nations.

The world’s largest purpose-built civilian hospital ship is being readied for delivery to Mercy Ships. Our new hospital ship, the Global Mercy, will have over 600 people worldwide who will bring their skills and talent on board. The hospital decks represent Global Mercy’s unique heart, consisting of six operating theatres and hospital wards for 200 patients, laboratory, general outpatient, ophthalmology, and dental clinics.

From mariners, medical and IT professionals, to creatives and chefs, there are so many ways to make your mark!

“A life-changing experience”

Join a global community of volunteers bringing hope and healing as our existing hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, returns to service, and we prepare for the arrival of our new vessel. Adding the Global Mercy to the Mercy Ships fleet more than doubles our capacity to strengthen healthcare systems in developing nations and leave a lasting impact.

Mercy Ships Canada is preparing for this milestone moment in transforming healthcare delivery and medical capacity building by recruiting more skilled volunteers than ever before.

There are roles for electricians, plumbers, deck officers, marine engineers, teachers, surgeons, nurses, galley staff, IT support, administrative professionals, and so much more on our ships.

Find your place onboard at

Photo © Courtesy of Mercy Ships
Photo © Courtesy of Mercy Ships
Photo © Courtesy of Mercy Ships

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If you’ve always wanted to use your unique talent and skills to transform lives and make your mark on the world, we’ve got an opportunity for you. The work of Mercy Ships impacts the lives of many  – patients, families, and volunteers. It’s a transformative experience that enables personal and professional growth, and we’re looking for you to join us. Come aboard and find your crew.


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