Many Volunteers

ONE PURPOSE

Operation Christmas Child counts on thousands of volunteers to collect and process millions of shoebox gifts every year. These volunteers take on many roles, all with one wonderful purpose: to bring the Gospel to children in need around the world.

700+

Connect Volunteers

Jan.—Dec.

These year-round volunteers serve in Leadership,
Church Relations, Logistics, Community Relations, Media
Support, and Prayer Mobilization to promote the work of
Operation Christmas Child in every season.

6,000+

Project Leaders

Aug.—Nov.

These seasonal volunteers coordinate shoebox packing and
collection for their church or group.

16,000+

Processing Center Volunteers

Late-Nov.—Mid-Dec.

These short-term volunteers prepare shoebox gifts for
international shipping at the Calgary processing center.

THE

Volunteer Story

CONTINUES

Internationally, believers in more than 100 countries deliver Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts and facilitate our follow-up discipleship program, The Greatest Journey. The volunteer roles below are filled exclusively by these national Christians.​

5,700+

National/Regional Leadership

Team Members

Jan.—Dec.

These volunteers train pastors and community leaders to
host Operation Christmas Child outreach events and
also equip The Greatest Journey teachers. They also help
coordinate the logistics of shoebox gift delivery in their country.

75,000+

Pastors & Community

Leaders

Dec.—Mar.

These volunteers share the Gospel at outreach events where
shoebox gifts are delivered.

186,000+

The Greatest Journey

Teachers

Feb.—June

These volunteers teach The Greatest Journey discipleship
course to shoebox recipients and train others how to lead
the 12-lesson study.
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