On board the world’s largest non-governmental hospital ship, over 400 volunteers from over 40 nations join their efforts to make a difference for the poor in Africa.

Mercy Ships would simply not exist without the 1,200+ volunteers who are offering their time each year on board our hospital ship. The Africa Mercy is home for over 400 short-term and long-term crew members who are offering a wide range of skills: nurses, cooks, electricians, housekeepers, plumbers, bakers, receptionists, dentists, stewards and many more.

Current Swiss Crew

Meet the Swiss Crew currently on board the Africa Mercy or getting ready to join the ship.

Chris McCaffrey, volunteer on board

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