Mercy Ships, a global charity, has operated a fleet of hospital ships in developing nations since 1978.
Mercy Ships programs promote health and well-being by serving the urgent surgical needs of the forgotten poor and empowering developing communities. Following the example of Jesus, Mercy Ships brings hope and healing to the poor, mobilizing people and resources worldwide. Our Crew of both professional medical and non-medical volunteers have chosen a very powerful way to share their blessings. We are currently filling Self Funded positions for the International Operations Center in Texas, Mercy Ships Africa Mercy and The Sierra Leone. Some quick facts about Mercy Ships:
*Since 1978, Mercy Ships has performed more than 1.7 million services valued at over $670 million and impacting more than 1.9 million people as direct beneficiaries. Some of the more notable statistics include:
*Performed more than 32,500 surgeries such as cleft lip and palate, cataract removal, straightening of crossed eyes, orthopaedic and facial reconstruction.
*Treated more than 212,000 people in village medical clinics. Performed more than 183,000 dental treatments.
*Taught over 14,500 local health care and professional workers, who have in turn trained many others in primary health care.
*Taught 95,000 local people in primary health care.
*Trained local medical professionals in modern health care techniques.
*Delivered more than $60 million worth of medical equipment, hospital supplies and medicines.
*Completed more than 900 community development projects including construction of schools, clinics, orphanages, water wells and agriculture programs.
*Demonstrated the love of God to people in over 550 port visits in 70 different nations.
*More than 850 career crew from over 40 nations serve today.
*More than 1,600 short-term volunteers serve with Mercy Ships each year.
Mercy Ships has a number of courses for training and educating purposes. For information such as dates, costs, course content, location, etc. on any Mercy Ships program, please visit our website. At the present time, these courses include: Introduction to Mercy Ships:
At the International Operations Center in Garden Valley, TexasIs It For Me?
Designed to Educate for Missions, Equip for Service with Mercy Ships, and Empower for impacting the poor. NOTE:
If you have not completed a Gateway program, you must first do so before joining Mercy Ships long term or in a career capacity. This application is for all existing Mercy Ships opportunities, including short-term service (up to one year) as well as career service or for any of our training programs. We are currently looking to fill a position for an Ophthalmic Technician
Mercy Ships Ophthalmic Team - Volunteers neededOphthalmic Technician is to be filled by Licensed Optometrist (Therapeutics Certified) or Ophthalmologist, Certified Ophthalmic Assistant or Certified Ophthalmic Technician/Nurse
. If optometry license is other than U.S., then individual must be certified to treat ophthalmic pathology. Certification must be equivalent to U.S. certification.
Open May 24 – November 21, 2009 and requires 1 month commitment
If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, then please contact me at email@example.com
. Job descriptions are available upon request and I can email you an application. Completing an application – or having it reactivated if you have already submitted one – is the first step that needs to be done in order to volunteer with Mercy Ships.
Each position is filled by a volunteer, and the volunteer is to pay for their own airfare to/from the ship and pay crew fees which covers room, board and evacuation insurance. Details on these topics and many other points can be found
Mercy Ships is a non-profit, charity organization who does not offer a salary for positions. Many go to their friends, family, community, and church to raise financial support to serve on board.
Anyone interested in bringing hope and healing to some of the world’s poorest inhabitants is welcome to apply as a volunteer with Mercy Ships. Thank you for your interest in applying for short-term or career service with Mercy Ships. Save yourself time and download an application