Processing Center Seasonal Employment

Serve in Love

Want to serve in a position with eternal purpose? Apply to be an Operation Christmas Child processing center seasonal employee.

It’s way more than packing boxes. We prayed over each box
and for the child who would receive the box. We wanted
every shoebox to show a child that someone cares about them.

Serve with Samaritan’s Purse as an Operation Christmas Child seasonal employee and you will work side-by-side with thousands of volunteers to help bring Jesus’ love to children around the world. When you work in our processing center, you help facilitate the processing and preparing of millions of shoeboxes for distribution to children in need. You are acting as the hands and feet of Jesus Christ to bring joy to children, families, and communities.

The third week in November, we collect shoeboxes filled with school supplies, toys, and hygiene items packed by individuals and groups across the nation. From approximately mid-November to mid-December, we prepare these shoebox gifts for international shipment to church partners, who distribute these gifts to children during Gospel-focused community events.

“Let all that you do be done with love.” ~ 1 Corinthians 16:14, NKJV

Operation Christmas Child Seasonal Employment Opportunities

Click each role for more information. Download an application form.

We are NOW accepting applications for short-term positions from mid-November to mid-December for our Operation Christmas Child program in Calgary, Alberta.

Are you interested in being a part of what God is doing through Operation Christmas Child? The impact of a simple shoebox is far-reaching – literally to the ends of the earth. If you have a passion for the Gospel of Jesus and would like to apply to join our seasonal team please review our application form.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is employment available?

Processing center jobs are available mid-November to mid-December. A limited number of positions could require a different commitment (see individual job listings). Our active recruiting period is August-December. Applications are accepted all year, but will be held for consideration until the active recruiting period begins in August.

Where are positions available?

Positions are available at our Calgary office at Samaritan’s Purse, 20 Hopewell Way NE, Calgary.

What can I expect as a seasonal employee?

  • A sense of Kingdom purpose
  • The joy of being part of a community of believers whose efforts are making a difference globally
  • Opportunity to serve in a Christian ministry that impacts the lives of millions of children in need each year
  • Rewarding work environment

What qualifications do I need?

Candidates with any background or experience level are welcome to apply. Depending on the hiring needs, the most qualified applicants will be placed in the open positions where they can best contribute with their individual skill set.

Since a lot of work must be accomplished in a fixed amount of time, applicants must be able to work full-time, 40+ hours per week including Saturdays, and be available to commit to the entire duration of the project. Consistent, punctual attendance is required, and a spirit of flexibility to work where you are most needed.

A criminal background check and a social media check are required for every considered applicant. A current pastor’s reference and one professional reference are also required.

All applications received will be reviewed, but because of the volume of applicants, only those qualified for open positions will be contacted to move forward in the process.

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