• Mid-level, Volunteer opportunity
  • Posted on 8 June 2020
  • West Africa
  • Closing on 31 December 2020
  • Current
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Job Description

Our onboard Academy offers the highest level of primary and secondary education to the children of long-term volunteers serving on our ships. Our teachers make this education possible; working with Academy students to provide a learning and growing environment unlike any other. Take your teaching skills beyond anything you thought possible - with a volunteer opportunity onboard our hospital ships.

“I love teaching kindergarten on the Africa Mercy because I get to be with my students all the time. I get a fuller picture of who they are as people and how I can best teach them!”

Beth Kirchner, Kindergarten Teacher onboard the Africa Mercy


The below volunteer positions, part of the Academy 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 two years. We recommend all interested applicants to submit an application at least six months in advance of your target service date.

  • Preschool Teacher
  • Kindergarten Class Teacher
  • Grade 1 Teacher
  • Grade 2 Teacher
  • Grade 3 Teacher
  • Grade 4 and 5 Teacher
  • High School English Teacher
  • High School Math Teacher
  • Science Teacher
  • Social Studies Teacher
  • P.E. and Technology Teacher
  • French Teacher


  • Bachelor’s Degree in education or related field from an accredited college or university is required
  • Two years classroom teaching experience, preferred
  • Current teaching certificate / license required
  • Clear criminal records check, background check, and/or working with children certificate (or national equivalent)
  • Acquire an Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Teacher Certificate within one year from date of hire

Closing Date: End of the year

More information

Mercy Ships Teachers.docx

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