Mercy Volunteers promote social change by working as nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, patient advocates, healthcare administrators, and spiritual care assistants in economically poor and socially marginalized communities. Volunteers compassionately serve in hospitals and community clinics throughout the United States and South America. The individuals and families served include people experiencing homelessness, aging, immigrants and refugees, women and children, and those who are under- or un-insured.
Mercy Volunteers serving in the healthcare field often apply for medical school during their year of service. Mercy Volunteer Corps supports the professional development of our volunteers and medical school application processes. Positions for nurses and therapists require licensure for the state in which the volunteer serves. All positions are supported by a site supervisor who ensures that our volunteer is gaining professional experience and is fully immersed in their service site.
All Mercy Volunteers are provided with housing, transportation, monthly stipends, quarterly retreats, and more! Volunteers live together in community with a commitment to social justice, spiritual growth, and simple/sustainable living.