Volunteer Year-Round

With Operation Christmas Child

God has uniquely gifted you for His purposes. You are wired for good works. God has orchestrated opportunities specifically for your skill set and He is ready for you to join Him in His work.

Volunteering with Operation Christmas Child directly connects you with God’s global purposes. By serving year-round, you further the proclamation of the Gospel in more than 150 countries around the world. Every gift-filled shoebox is a powerful tool for evangelism and discipleship—transforming the lives of children and their families through the Good News of Jesus Christ.

"This is an awesome opportunity to be used by Jesus to be His hands and feet and heart."
-Sharleen, Regional Logistics Coordinator, British Columbia

How Can I Serve Year-Round?

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Leadership Roles

Our leadership roles focus on building teams of volunteers through recruiting, selecting, equipping, leading, and developing in order to multiply the impact of Operation Christmas Child around the world.

Church Relations

As a Church Relations team member, build and cultivate relationships with local Christian churches and work to mobilize, equip, and encourage churches in your community to share the hope of Jesus Christ and fulfill the Great Commission through Operation Christmas Child.

Prayer Mobilization

The power of prayer is a vital part to all we do at Operation Christmas Child. Prayer mobilization team members work to mobilize local churches and groups to pray for the spread of the Gospel and hope of Jesus Christ. They likewise provide intercessory prayer support for the ministry of OCC.


This position utilizes the gifts of organization, planning, and hospitality to welcome and host shoebox contributors at local collection sites. This opportunity allows you to mobilize short-term volunteers and coordinate the shoebox collection at your church as a Collection Center. Collection volunteers serve as the face of OCC as shoebox donations come through the doors on their way to the waiting arms of children around the world.

Media Relations

Media Relations volunteers are the voice for Operation Christmas Child in the local community. In this role, you have the opportunity to use the power of your voice, pen, or personality to promote the ministry through local print, radio, and television outlets.

Community Relations

As part of the Community Relations team, use your gifts as an ambassador in your community—engage, mobilize, and equip groups, businesses, and civic organizations to become actively involved in sharing the hope of Jesus Christ through Operation Christmas Child.

Hear from our Year-Round Volunteers!

“That it is the most rewarding ministry I have ever had the privilege to be a part of. That God not only blesses the children we send gifts to and their families and communities, but blesses us with Himself as we serve with Him and for Him.”
-Theresa, Prayer Coordinator, Ontario

“Samaritan's Purse is a wonderful organization to be part of. You will grow and develop leadership skills as a connect volunteer while being part of the Connect community.”
-Tim, Church Relations Team Member, Alberta

“It's a wonderful opportunity to serve the Lord as part of a caring team with a wonderful mission of showing love and sharing the Gospel with children around the world.”
-Christina, Area Coordinator, Prince Edward Island