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.
Join a global community of year-round Operation Christmas Child volunteers right from your own home.
Find a role suited to your unique gifts and receive exclusive training, online courses, and other resources to help you succeed.
Volunteering year-round is not a full-time job but our teams work hard, set big goals, and rely on God to meet them.
- Walk through an application process to ensure placement in the role best suited for you.
- Serve on a team with others—right where you live now!
- Dynamic training from Samaritan’s Purse, designed to develop you for ministry.
- Exclusive conferences complete with worship, workshops, and networking opportunities.
- Online courses designed especially for your role.
What role might be a fit?
Please consider serving in one of the following roles below.
Our leadership roles focus on recruiting, leading, and developing teams of volunteers in order to accomplish the mission of the Operation Christmas Child project.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Media support team members promote the message of Operation Christmas Child in their community through local print, radio, and television outlets.
Serve on the student relations team as an advocate for Operation Christmas Child in schools, universities, and student organizations.
Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat would I be doing as a year-round volunteer?
As a year-round volunteer, you would be joining a worldwide network of people passionate about sharing the Gospel with children and their families. There are a variety of roles available that do 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 unique skills or gifts has God given you? Recruiting and leading? Check out our Leadership roles! Cultivating relationships and equipping people? Check out Church Relations! Running a missional and efficient Drop-off Location? Check out Logistics! Interceding locally and worldwide? Check out our Prayer Team! 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.
You can serve with Operation Christmas Child wherever you are since we have local volunteer Area Teams all across Canada! 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.
We have year-round volunteers in all seasons of life! Our diverse volunteer base includes individuals who work full time with busy family schedules, retirees, grandparents, stay-at-home parents, and students. There is flexibility to serve in your role on a schedule that works for you. Our teams work hard and set big goals, but 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!
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 this ministry. You also serve with a local Area Team, so you have a built-in support system to encourage you in your work!