Doulos Hope: 1 or 2 Years on board the Doulos Hope!

OM Ships International (OMSI) is a faith mission funded through gifts and revenue from the book fair on board. All crew and staff serve as volunteers who raise their own support.

Volunteering on board Doulos Hope, you will be impacted as you participate in this life changing adventure.

This is a great and unique opportunity to join the first crew on Doulos Hope to get the ship ready for ministry. Come with a servant heart, an attitude to learn, and willingness to be flexible and this could be the experience of a lifetime. Many who have been on OM ships on a short term experience bear witness to the huge impact it has made on their lives, and to how God has worked in and through them.


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Available for:
Individual, Couples
18 - 65
Ministry Details
Live in a unique international community on board a ship. By being a part of the organization aimed to bring knowledge, help and hope to the world, transforming lives and communities through:

- Experiencing God in new ways as you see Him at work in and through you.
- Learn from different countries and cultures, sailing from port to port.
- Grow in character by living and ministering in the ship’s international community of over 400 people from more than 45 nations. Build friendships which can last for a lifetime.
- Serve and learn skills by working 40 hours a week in one of the ships departments.
- Strengthen spiritual understanding and disciples through the regular devotions, study, groups, prayers meetings and worship nights.
- Develop creative ministry skills such as drama, mime, dance and children’s ministry as well as public speaking skills and leadership skills.
- Reach out to local people during your ministry days sharing your faith in a culturally appropriate way and serve the national church and community through longer ministry challenge teams.
Participant Profile
Participant must be in good health, flexible, willing to learn. You will need to have at least an intermediate level of English. You must possess a passport that is still valid for at least 6 months at the leaving date from Doulos Hope. You must also agree to abide by all ships policies. You must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Both the 1- and 2-Year program accepts singles and couples.
On board the ship. Accommodations are provided according to participant profile: singles share cabins, while couples have a small cabin.
Nutritious meals are served in our dining room on board three times per day. The menu is set by our Executive Chef and is often determined by the food available. Unfortunately, we cannot cater to specific eating habit or diets (vegetarian, gluten free, low cholesterol, low carb, etc.) but try to offer a variety of options at each meal.
Participant must arrange own travel to and from the ship and visas if required. Travel/Health Insurance coverage is required, which must cover Covid-19 treatment and repatriation if needed.
How to Find Us
Please See "Travel".
Participant must be in excellent health, able to cope with hard physical work in hot, humid climates.
We'll advise on application whether your nationality will need a visa.
Cost does not include airfare, the required travel insurance or any necessary visas or vaccinations.

Connect with one of our mission coaches for more information!
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