Driver’s Needed – Partner with Us to Collect Shoebox Gifts Around the UK

During the weeks surrounding National Collection Week (20th November to 16th December) volunteer drivers collect boxes from schools, churches and businesses and drop them into Processing Centres, using their own vehicle or a hired van or lorry.

Each dedicated driver plays a vital role in getting shoebox gifts into the arms of precious children around the world, allowing local partners to share the Good News of the Gospel.

Register Interest

We welcome drivers from anywhere in the UK but are particularly looking for drivers to cover the following regions:

  • Nottingham
  • Sunderland
  • Middlesborough
  • Hartlepool
  • County Durham
  • Lincoln
  • Bradford/Leeds
  • Reading
  • Guildford
  • Wimbledon
  • Manchester and Greater Manchester
  • Carlisle
  • Liverpool
  • Blackpool
  • Preston
  • Lake District

We do carton our shoeboxes, so drivers should feel comfortable lifting and carrying. Manual handling guidance is given to all drivers to ensure this role is conducted safely. Many drivers like the option of being paired with a driver’s mate for company and support moving the shoeboxes.

Register your interest today and help change children’s lives this year!

Register Interest

Your shoebox gift with Operation Christmas Child:

Inspires Joy
You'll be giving unimaginable excitement and hope to children in need around the world.

Reaches further
Partnering with Operation Christmas Child ensures shoeboxes get to hard-to-reach groups.

Shares God’s Love
Your shoebox will reach a child in need through one of over 75,000 local churches sharing the Good News of life and hope in Jesus in a child-friendly way.

Is Specially delivered
You can rest easy knowing your shoebox gift will be delivered through church and community leaders who've been trained to prioritise safety and lead well-organised celebrations.