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Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in serving with Operation Christmas Child.

More than 8 million shoe box gifts were collected last year because of the tremendous response from people like you. These gifts have been distributed worldwide to share the love of Jesus Christ and the joy of Christmas with hurting boys and girls. Together with you and the more than 100,000 dedicated volunteers in the U.S., we know we can accomplish even more this year. There are several ways you can partner with us:

MAKE THE BIGGEST IMPACT BY VOLUNTEERING YEAR-ROUND

Dedicated volunteers work year-round to promote and pray for Operation Christmas Child. Teams of people are coming together around the country to serve in the specific areas of prayer, church relations, community relations, media relations, and shoe box collection. Opportunities are available to use your gifts in these areas. To volunteer year-round with Operation Christmas Child, go to the Volunteer Interest Form.

SERVE AT A COLLECTION SITE DURING NATIONAL COLLECTION WEEK

An exciting way for groups and individuals to serve the Lord through Operation Christmas Child is to volunteer at one of our collection sites. Opportunities to volunteer are available during National Collection Week, November 12-19, 2012.

INSPECT AND PREPARE SHOE BOX GIFTS AT A PROCESSING CENTER

Millions of lives will be touched by shoe box gifts collected this year. Each precious gift is carefully inspected and prepared for overseas shipment. Opportunities to volunteer in the Processing Centers are available in November and December. Processing Center registration begins on August 6, 2012. Contact Processing Center schedulers at 800-442-9120 on or after 8 a.m. EDT on August 6th to schedule your group’s visit. Volunteers in the Processing Center must be at least 13 years of age or older.