Personal encounters with a hurting world…

Experience of a Swiss volunteer


Pierre, a Swiss volunteer from Geneva, shares his heart for the poor.

From Caregiver to Day-Worker


When Lamarana’s niece, Mariama, was scheduled for a free surgery on the Africa Mercy to repair her injured hand, Lamarana put her...

Perspective of Kelly


Kelly, from Anières (GE), will be the French teacher for the children of the Africa Mercy crew members for the next two years.» read more

Perspective of Silvio


Silvio Koller, from Wermatswil (ZH), just came back from a two month mission onboard the Africa Mercy.

Perspective of Sophie


Sophie, from La Conversion (VD), has joined the volunteer team of the Africa Mercy for three months.

Perspective of Ange-Marie


Rwandan Ange-Marie Nziraguseswa joined the Mercy Ships team in Lausanne to complete a year's internship.

Perspective of Marina


Marina, a doctor's assistant from Mönchaltorf (ZH), volunteered for almost 3 months on board the Africa Mercy.

Perspective of Isabelle


Isabelle, from Conthey (VS), paediatric nurse and doctor’s assistant, has joined the Africa Mercy for two years.

Perspective of Dr Gary


Dr. Gary started his volunteer carrier with Mercy Ships on board the Anastasis, our former flag vessel, in Lazero Cardenes, Mexico, in...

Perspective of Claudia


Claudia took unpaid leave and joined the Mercy Ships dental team in Benin for three months.

Perspective of Dr Guy


Dr Guy, an ophthalmologist working in Yverdon (VD), spent two weeks on board the Africa Mercy.

Perspective of Ariane


Ariane took unpaid leave and joined the Swiss crew onboard the Africa Mercy.