Please note that dates and ports may change due to a number of factors

Live Out Love on board the Doulos Hope!

This is a great and unique opportunity to join the first crew on Doulos Hope for 3 months 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.

Doulos Hope has been launched into ministry! We need People with a posture and attitude to do anything, anytime, anywhere. We expect that the first months up to a year will very much be a journey of discovery as the life and culture on board, the ministry and how that is shaped but also the manning on board will evolve. It will very much be an emergent process which you can be part of, as in collaboration we help shape and influence the way forward.

Dates Apply by Cost (excluding flights, insurance, any possible vaccinations & visa)
May start 09 May 2024 - 08 August 2024 10 March 2024 £1,390
Ages 18+    
Suitable for single people welcomesorry, no married couplessorry, no familiessorry, no groups    

Ministry Details

Living and working alongside people from different nations gives you first-hand experience of what it takes to be a cross-cultural Christian worker. It is both challenging and enriching. The days will be filled with practical work in one of the ship's departments (40hrs per week/ 8hrs per day).  You will be able to participate in spiritual enhancing activities, prayer time, devotion etc and will be encouraged to connect with locals whenever possible and visit local churches.

Participant Profile

Participants should be in good health, flexible and be willing to learn. You must possess a passport that is still valid for at least 6 months at the leaving date from Doulos Hope. You must be able to agree to abide by all ships policies. 


On board the ship, generally in a 4-berth cabin where there is minimal storage and communal bathrooms.


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.


You must arrange your own travel to and from the ship and visa if required. Adequate travel and health insurance cover is required and your insurance must cover COVID-19 treatment and repatriation if needed.

You will be informed of the ports as soon as possible if they have not yet been confirmed. 


You must be in excellent health and able to cope with hard physical work in hot, humid climates.


Once the port and country is confirmed, please check your nationality visa requirement to enter the country. 


Price excludes flights, insurance and any vaccinations required and is subject to change according to the exchange rate.

Applicants must be 18 or over.

As part of our Safeguarding policy, you may require a valid enhanced DBS certificate which may cost an additional £15.

Please note the ports and dates can change at any time due to many different reasons. 

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