YWAM Ships Philippines serves the needs of isolated islands. We carry volunteers and supplies, bringing compassion, hope and training to remote locations accessible only by ships.

When we look at our maritime history in Youth With A Mission we can see a story God is writing about reaching the isolated and hurting people of our world. Many in dire need are tucked away in villages without hope of ever seeing their circumstances change. This can also be said about Bible literacy. So many languages in the Pacific are still to have the Bible written in their mother tongue. Ships for those of us in YWAM who utilize vessels to reach these remote places are not just a good idea, they are the only means of transportation to reach EVERYONE.

YWAM Ships Philippines is joining this growing maritime movement of YWAM, which has been in existence since 1978, it was in direct response to this daunting challenge to provide access to the isolated. We believe we need at least 40 vessels on the seven seas to accomplish this task. Our efforts as a global movement has resulted in 26 YWAM vessels operation around the globe.


Study, Sail, & Serve with YWAM Ships Philippines.

  • Serve the nations with the goal of improving life for all people.
  • Bring medical care to remote locations.
  • Engage a generation who have a zeal and passion for their planet and its creator.
  • Train and equip people from all spheres of life.
  • Bring YWAM’s University of the Nations to all who want to learn.


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 have volunteering positions for medical and marine professionals, media personnel, cooks, housekeepers and general volunteers.Our volunteers come from all ages – we even have families! YWAM Ships Philippines is made up of all generations and multiple nationalities – that’s what makes it so special!


• General Practitioners
• Doctors
• Nurses
• Pharmacists
• Physical Therapist
• Immunization
• Wound care
• Midwives
• Educators


• Master II/2
• Chief Mate II/2
• Able Seafarer Deck II/5
• Chief Engineering Officer III/2
• Second Engineering Officer III/2
• Rating Forming Eng Watch III/4


• Dentists
• Dental Assistants
• Sterilization Technician


• General Practitioners
• Ophthalmologists
• Assistants
• Surgeons


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


• Optometrists
• Visual Acuity Testers
• Reading station


• Purser
• Chief Cook
• Assistant Cooks
• Hospitality


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!


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 providing practical support to clinical teams, there is a lot to be done and many adventures to be had!

Fuel this vision in action! Be a part of this mission! Partner with us in reaching out the unreached. Extend your hand and make an impact through giving.

Get to know and understand our Vision.
Learn the purpose of this Mission.
See where we are at.

The first step in joining us is just a click away!

Step aboard! Start the change. Create an Impact. There are more than a handful of opportunities waiting for you!

The first step is a Discipleship Training School (DTS). Click here for a complete overview of our training schools.

Bringing healthcare to the hard-to-reach areas is one of our main mission. Learn what and how you can contribute in bringing medical care to our destinations.



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