Seasonal Job and Volunteer Opportunities Available at Operation Christmas Child Processing Centers

BOONE, N.C.—Boone, North Carolina is home to one of eight Processing Centers for Operation Christmas Child, a project of the international Christian relief organization Samaritan's Purse, that sends millions of Christmas gifts to children in need around the world. Right now, Operation Christmas Child is offering job and volunteer opportunities that have an eternal purpose. These Processing Centers are located in Boone, North Carolina; Charlotte, North Carolina; Dallas; Baltimore; Atlanta; Denver; Fullerton, California; and Aurora, Illinois.

Operation Christmas Child is looking for individuals to join the local effort to share the message of the Gospel and bring hope to children around the world. Processing Centers offer a fun and exciting environment where seasonal employees and volunteers can be an integral part of the journey of thousands of shoebox gifts, many of which may be the first gift a child has ever received.

Being part of sharing God's love to children in need around the world is a true gift and honor, said seasonal employee, Mikiah Sanderson. Working at the processing center helped me grow and mature, giving me a depth of understanding for real life.

The third week in November, Operation Christmas Child collects shoeboxes—filled with school supplies, toys, and personal care items—packed by individuals and groups across the nation. From approximately mid-November to mid-December, Processing Center teams prepare these shoebox gifts for international shipment to church partners, who distribute these gifts to children during local community events. Each gift is an opportunity to share the true meaning of Christmas with boys and girls in need.

Seasonal job opportunities are now available and interested volunteers can find more information and sign up here.

Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan's Purse, seeks to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way to children in need around the world and, together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 209 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 170 countries and territories. This year, Operation Christmas Child will celebrate its 30th year of ministry!