Use your skills to impact a nation

Volunteering on YWAM MSA’s Medical Ship is an adventure filled opportunity where you can make a real difference and experience the beautiful Papua New Guinea culture.

We partner with local health care providers to provide quality training and medical care to some of the world’s most remote areas.

OUTREACH DATES

Join us in 2017/2018

To apply as a volunteer, complete the online registration or download the Volunteer Registration Pack by clicking below.

Placements are made on the basis of best fit and skill-mix for forming field teams, rather than on a first-in-first-serve basis. We look forward to receiving your application!

Total Outreach Fee $750 AUD
Outreach 9 Fee $450 AUD

VOLUNTEERING POSITIONS

We have volunteering positions for medical and marine professionals, media personnel, cooks, housekeepers and general volunteers. Our volunteers are all ages – we even have families! The Medical Ship is made up of all generations and multiple nationalities – that’s what makes it so special!

Primary Health Care

General Practitioners
Nurses
Nursing Assistants
Physiotherapists
Midwives
Primary health care workers
Paramedics
Students in all above fields



Marine

Master – A-II/2 <3,000GT
Chief Mate – A-II/2 <3,000GT
Second/Third Mate – A-II/1 <3,000GT
Able Seafarer – Deck A-II/5
Chief Engineer – A-III/3 (<3,000kw)
Second Engineer – A-III/3 (<3,000kw)
Electro-technical Officer – A-III/6
Electro-technical Rating – A-III/7
Able Seafarer – Engine A-III/5
(higher qualifications or qualifications with Near Coastal limitations accepted)

Dentistry

Dentists
Dental Assistants
Dental Hygienists
Dental Specialists
Dental Therapist
Oral Health Therapist





Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologists
Orthoptists
Ophthalmic Scrub Nurses

Media

Photographers
Videographers
Writers

Optometry

Optometrists
Refraction workers

General Volunteers

Don’t have a qualification or skill in the above areas? No worries! We require a number of people who are willing to do – anything! From cleaning and cooking, to registering patients and organising children’s programs, there is a lot to be done and many adventures to be had!

Clinical Laboratory

A basic clinical laboratory is being established aboard. The main focus is on major target diseases in rural PNG, including especially sputum microscopy for tuberculosis. Where appropriate, getting alongside rural health facility staff and strengthening their lab skills is also a focus. We welcome volunteers with suitable medical laboratory experience to join in!

Hospitality

Cooks
Housekeepers

WHY VOLUNTEER WITH YWAM MEDICAL SHIPS?

FULLY EQUIPPED

The MV YWAM PNG is equipped with an onboard dentistry clinic, day procedure unit (currently used for ophthalmology and minor surgical procedures) and a laboratory. The vessel also operates as a mother ship – patrol tenders are launched from the vessel to reach extremely remote areas with essential healthcare for maximum impact.

ADVENTURE

PNG is affectionately known as the land of the unexpected – you’ll experience that first-hand during your volunteering experience! We visit some of the country’s most remote locations – places where sometimes their only mode of transport is a canoe and a paddle.

HEADQUARTERED IN TOWNSVILLE

The city of Townsville, Sister City to Papua New Guinea’s capital, Port Moresby, is proud host to the headquarters of YWAM MSA. Based out of the YWAM Townsville City Campus, the main office of YWAM MSA engages a committed and diverse team that supports YWAM MSA’s operations in PNG – including our volunteer registration team who can answer your questions and assist you with the application process.

FULLY SERVICED OUTREACH

We plan your itinerary and take care of all of the details, including food, accommodation, cultural orientation, and program facilitation.

MAXIMUM IMPACT

We work collaboratively with the National Department of Health, Provincial Administration, and all the way to the village leaders and health workers on the ground, ensuring that we are hitting the most in-need areas and having the most effective long-term outcomes.

PROVEN TRACK RECORD

YWAM has operated ships in the Pacific since 1991. These ships have called on 160 ports in 16 nations including hundreds of island visits. YWAM Medical Ships – Australia has been operating in PNG since 2010 – delivering healthcare and training to over 100,000 patients.

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