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.


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
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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
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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.

“We make it clear to churches that this ministry is about sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
Dally Quintana
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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
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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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Media Support

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

“You’re a point person—making contacts and connecting people.”
Ben Smith
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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
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Student Relations

Serve on the student relations team as an advocate for Operation Christmas Child in schools, universities, and student organizations.

“Student relations is getting young people engaged in ministry to impact lives through Operation Christmas Child.”
Adrienne Krater
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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