Why Volunteer Year-Round?

Gospel Opportunities in 100+ Countries

Be a part of proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ in more than 100 countries by volunteering with Operation Christmas Child.

Children + Families

Bring Good News and great joy to children and their families by working to promote shoebox packing year-round.

Worldwide Network

Join a global community of year-round Operation Christmas Child volunteers right from your own home.

Unique Fit

Find a role suited to your unique gifts and receive exclusive training, online courses, and other resources to help you succeed.

What role might be a fit?

Please consider serving in one of the following roles below.

Leadership Roles

Our leadership roles focus on recruiting, leading, and developing teams of volunteers in order to accomplish the mission of the Operation Christmas Child project.

“You could do any number of charities that are doing good works, but this one is all about Jesus.”
Rebecca Parker-Moore
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Church Relations

Church relations team members build and cultivate relationships with local Christian churches and work to mobilize and equip them to share the hope of Jesus Christ and help fulfill the Great Commission through Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Christmas Child.

“Our job is to get in the door to try and explain to churches what Operation Christmas Child is all about.”
Mary Johnson
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Logistics volunteers welcome shoebox contributors at local collection sites. These volunteers serve as the face of Operation Christmas Child as shoebox donations are dropped off and begin their journey around the world.

“Operation Christmas Child has changed our church because God is teaching us how to serve together.”
Kyle Brown
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Prayer is critical to all we do at Samaritan’s Purse. Operation Christmas Child prayer team members spend time interceding for the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through shoebox gifts.

“Prayer is such a central piece of Operation Christmas Child. It supports all parts of the organization.”
Nancy Osborn
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Frequently Asked Questions

What would I be doing as a year-round volunteer?

As a year-round volunteer, you would join a worldwide network of people passionate about sharing the Gospel with children and their families. There are a variety of roles available that include anything from recruiting and developing local teams to cultivating relationships with local churches. You can explore the various roles above to determine which one might be a fit for your unique, God-given gifting.

What skills are required for these roles?

What unique skills or gifts has God given you? Recruiting and leading? Check out our Leadership roles. Cultivating relationships and equipping people? Investigate opportunities in Church Relations. Running a missional and efficient Drop-off Location? Look into Logistics. Interceding locally and worldwide? Maybe our Prayer Team is a good fit for you. Each role highlights distinctive skills, and every Operation Christmas Child volunteer is fully equipped and trained for their specific role when they come on board. Online training and dynamic resources will prepare and support you in your role. Read the profiles above for more ideas about how your skills and passions may connect with the mission of Operation Christmas Child.

Where is this volunteer opportunity located?

You can serve with Operation Christmas Child wherever you are, since we have local volunteer Area Teams in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Once you apply and go through the interview process, we will connect you with your local Area Team and you can serve with like-minded Christians in your local community.

Can I do this if I work full time?

We have year-round volunteers in all seasons of life! Our diverse volunteer base includes retirees, grandparents, stay-at-home parents, and students, but there is plenty of room for individuals who work full time with busy family schedules, too. We offer flexibility to serve in your role on a schedule that works for you. Our teams work hard and set big goals. We trust God and see Him work in powerful ways through the faithfulness of volunteers. Don’t let the time commitment keep you from exploring this opportunity.

Can I do this if I don’t have any leadership experience?

Every Operation Christmas Child volunteer is fully equipped and trained for their role when they come on board. Dynamic resources, exclusive conferences, and online training specific to your role will be made available to you. We believe God uniquely gifts and prepares those He calls to ministry. You also serve with a local Area Team, so you have a built-in support system to encourage you in your work!

“This is the most fulfilling service I have ever performed.”
— Charles Adcox
Area Coordinator, Texas-Louisiana Region