Would you like to be part of a global network of people who are passionate about sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with children around the world?

If so, prayerfully consider using your gifts to volunteer with Samaritan's Purse through Operation Christmas Child. Short-term and year-round opportunities are available. Join an army of Gospel-focused students and others who are helping to "make disciples of all the nations" (Matthew 28:19).


1Spread the Gospel to the Nations and Help Fulfill the Great Commission

Samaritan's Purse partners with local churches and volunteers in more than 170 countries and territories to proclaim the Good News using gift-filled shoeboxes. Many areas where we work are extremely remote or otherwise difficult to access. Our shoebox gifts are often the first gifts that these boys and girls in need have ever received. Some of the children have never even heard of Jesus Christ.

Operation Christmas Child recipient in Honduras

“I love volunteering with Operation Christmas Child, because I'm helping to send the Gospel to children in need around the world and to the ends of the earth. I also love the multiplication factor. The boys and girls who come to Christ then share Him with their family and friends, resulting in even more followers of Jesus.”

—Matthew N.,college freshman

2Seize an Opportunity for Personal Growth and Leadership

Every volunteer is fully equipped and trained for their role when they come on board. No prior experience is needed. Dynamic resources, exclusive conferences, and online training specific to your role will be made available to you to help develop your unique gifts and talents.

“Volunteering with Operation Christmas Child changed my life. It helped me develop leadership, writing, and public speaking skills. Volunteering connects you with a great organization—Samaritan's Purse—that believes in young people, and trains and develops them to be successful in their personal life and in ministry.”

—Jovaniel N.,doctoral student

3Serve Short-Term or Year-Round and Make an Eternal Impact

It doesn't take a lot of time to make an eternal impact. We offer flexibility to serve in your role on a schedule that works for you.

Volunteer holding an Operation Christmas Child shoebox

“Volunteering with Operation Christmas Child is a great opportunity to gain service hours, but it's so much more than that. It's a chance to serve the Lord and make a difference in the lives of boys and girls for eternity. When I first realized the eternal impact, it shook me to my core. No matter if you serve short-term or year-round, Samaritan's Purse will work around your schedule to make sure that you remain successful in ministry and in the classroom.”

—Marybeth C.,recent college graduate

4Strengthen Your Love for Christ and Develop a Heart for Missions

You are God's "workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works" (Ephesians 2:10). As you serve the Lord by serving others, you'll form a heart for building His kingdom and deepen your own relationship with Him.

“My relationship with the Lord has grown tremendously since I became involved with Operation Christmas Child. I've seen God's goodness and faithfulness, and His hand in the ministry. It's helped me see God's heart and love for people all over the world. Jesus' heart is for every person to know Him, and that has changed me, knowing that He is a personal God and how loving He is toward me.”

—Camryn V.,college junior

5Share in the Work of a Global Network and Join a Family of Gospel-Focused Believers

More than 10,000 volunteers in the U.S. and 6,800 volunteers around the world serve on teams in their local communities to promote the ministry and collect shoebox gifts. Join them!

Volunteers holding Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes

“When you volunteer through Operation Christmas Child, you form awesome relationships with the other students and volunteers who are serving. We're a family. We pray for each other and for the children who will receive the shoebox gifts. We also pray for the global team of churches that partner with us. I'm so thankful I get to be a small part of sharing the Gospel with children all over the world. As Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God'” (Mark 10:14).

—Aubruy R.,technical school student
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