Year-Round Volunteering with Operation Christmas Child

Volunteer Year-round

Partner with Us for the Gospel

God has uniquely gifted you—to further His Kingdom! By serving year-round with Samaritan’s Purse through Operation Christmas Child, you will be a part of proclaiming the Gospel in more than 100 countries around the world. Each shoebox gift can bring Good News and great joy to a child in need and their family.

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Volunteer Roles

Read the different descriptions and stories and consider how God might be calling you.

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.

“I volunteer because my passion is evangelism, and I want to see one more person come to Jesus.”
Jill Cobb
AREA COORDINATOR
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Administrative Support

Administrative support volunteers organize and manage resources and information for regional or area teams. Their work is vital to bringing Good News and great joy to children in need.

“A shoebox does not just reach one child, it reaches a community and shows them the love of Jesus.”
Diane Calvert
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
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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.

“As churches working together in the body of Christ, we can make a big impact.”
Bob Pattison
CHURCH RELATIONS
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Community Relations

Community relations team members use their gifts to be an ambassador in their local community. They engage and equip groups, businesses, and civic organizations to become actively involved in Operation Christmas Child.

“Every day I recruit organizations to work with us, I feel I’m making a difference.”
Jill Sims
COMMUNITY RELATIONS
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Logistics

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.

“You won’t regret managing a drop-off location. It’s fun. It’s family. It’s team.”
Carole Cole
LOGISTICS
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Media Relations

Media relations team members promote the message of Operation Christmas Child in their community through local print, radio, and television outlets.

“When asked to serve, I recognized this is something that I’m called to do.”
Rubin Grant
MEDIA RELATIONS
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Prayer Mobilization

Prayer is critical to all we do at Samaritan’s Purse. Operation Christmas Child prayer mobilization team members work to engage local churches and groups in prayer for the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

“If you reach the kids, you can get the mommies and daddies and the community. That’s why shoeboxes are so important.”
Deborah Brown
PRAYER MOBILIZATION
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Student Relations

If you are a student or have a heart for youth, serve on the Student Relations team as an advocate for Operation Christmas Child in schools, universities, and student organizations.

“We can make an impact with the students around us and our peers right next to us.”
Katherine Lash
STUDENT RELATIONS
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“Volunteering with Operation Christmas Child, I feel like I’m fulfilling a calling.”
— Shadonna Small
Area Coordinator, Mid-Atlantic Region
“This is the most fulfilling service I have ever performed.”
— Charles Adcox
Area Coordinator, Texas-Louisiana Region
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