Summary:  Responsible to assist in general repair and renovation of ship spaces.

Accepting applications.

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With so many people living and working onboard our ships, repairs are always needed. Our carpenters are here to help with that. Whether it be large repair projects working alongside the engine department or assisting with furniture in the cabins, the carpenters are always ready to lend their skills.

The Carpenter volunteer position, part of the Deck Department, will be located on the Africa Mercy and Global Mercy, the world's largest non-governmental hospital ships. The preferred minimum time commitment for this role is twelve months, though shorter commitments may also be considered. We recommend all interested applicants to submit an application six months in advance of your target service date. Commitments longer than twelve months require successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding Program.

Qualifications Required:

  • Valid Basic Training certificate in accordance with STCW A-VI/1-1 to 1-4 (if joining for 6+ months)
  • Valid Security Awareness certificate in accordance with STCW A-VI/6-1 (if joining 6+ months)
  • Valid I/9 Medical Certificate (if joining 6+ months; can be obtained on board)
  • Ability to effectively understand and communicate in clear English