X

100+

Connect Volunteers

January – December

Connect

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

Volunteer Year Round
X

5,000+

Project Leaders

August – November

Project Leaders

These seasonal volunteers co-ordinate shoebox packing and collection for their church, school or group.

Volunteer as a Project Leader
X

1,000+

Drop Off Locations

1 – 18 November

Locations

Each year hundreds of locations welcome shoebox donors and act as Drop Off Locations for shoebox gifts.

Find your nearest drop off point
X

7,000+

Processing Centre Volunteers

November – mid December

Processing Center

These short-term volunteers prepare shoebox gifts for international shipping at various locations around the UK.

Become a volunteer
X

5,700+

National/Regional Leadership Team Members

January – December

National Leaders

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

Discover the Big Picture
X

75,000+

Pastors and Community Leaders

December - March

Pastor & Community Leaders

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

Discover the Big Picture
X

186,000+

The Greatest Journey Teachers

February - June

TGJ Teachers

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

Discover the Big Picture

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.

Connect Volunteers

100+

Connect Volunteers

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Project Leaders

5,000+

Project Leaders

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Drop Off Volunteers

1,000+

Drop Off Locations

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Processing Volunteers

7,000+

Processing Centre Volunteers

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Collecting

The Volunteer Story Continues

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

Connect Volunteers

5,700+

National/Regional Leadership Team Members

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Connect Volunteers

75,000+

Pastors & Community Leaders

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TGJ Teachers

186,000+

The Greatest Journey Teachers

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