Operation Christmas Child Seasonal Employment
Serve with Samaritan’s Purse as an Operation Christmas Child seasonal employee and you will work side-by-side with thousands of volunteers, or behind the scenes, to help bring Jesus’ love to children around the world. When you work in one of our processing centers, 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.
How Can I Work in a Processing Center?
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We are NOW accepting applications…for short-term positions from mid-November to mid-December for our Operation Christmas Child program in Calgary, Alberta and southern Ontario (location to be confirmed mid-September).
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.
The World Needs More Good Samaritans
Samaritan’s Purse is a Christian international relief organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet the needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ.
We are among the largest international non-government organizations in the world and work in more than 100 countries addressing critical needs such as food, clean water, shelter, and medicine.
The world needs more Good Samaritans. Check out the current employment opportunities.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is employment available?
Processing center jobs are available mid-November to mid-December.
Data processing center jobs will be available from late-November to the end of December, with the possibility of extension into the new year.
What is the difference between the processing center and data processing?
Processing centers are warehouses where thousands of volunteers join to inspect shoeboxes before sending them to children around the world. Staff are hired to lead the volunteers through the process of checking for inappropriate items, to limit delays at ports of entry, and to ensure larger boxes are packed and ready to ship. There are 2 processing centers located in Canada; one in Calgary, Alberta, the other is in southern Ontario. We are still searching for this warehouse space, and the exact location is still to be determined. Individuals working in the processing centers should value customer service and have a passion for the Operation Christmas Child program.
Data processing is located in Calgary, Alberta only and is a secure area where information regarding individuals and groups packing shoeboxes is processed electronically. Staff in this area may manually sort materials, scan documents, or enter data information onto an electronic system. Financial acuity and a high attention to details are important for this group of individuals in data processing.
The Calgary processing center is permanent and stationary at 20 Hopewell Way NE. The southern Ontario processing center physical building location can vary from year to year. We are still searching for a building for the southern Ontario processing center.
Where are positions available?
Positions are available at each of the processing center locations in Calgary, Alberta and southern Ontario (location to be confirmed mid-October).
The Calgary processing center is permanent and stationary at 20 Hopewell Way NE. The southern Ontario processing center physical building location can vary from year to year.
What can I expect as a seasonal employee?
- Rewarding work environment
- Opportunity to serve in a Christian ministry that impacts the lives of millions of children in need each year
- A sense of Kingdom purpose
- The joy of being part of a community of believers whose efforts are making a difference globally
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, ideal applicants will be able to work full-time, 40 hours per week including Saturdays for the processing center, 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 is required for employment in data processing. A current pastor’s reference and one professional reference are also required for all employees.
All applications received will be reviewed, but because of the volume of applicants, only those most qualified for open positions will be contacted to move forward in the process.