Join with Volunteers, Project Leaders (group organisers), and ministry supporters to celebrate the work God is doing through Operation Christmas Child! Through inspiring stories and ministry updates, you’ll see how God is transforming children, families and communities through your involvement, and be equipped and resourced to participate in 2024.

Operation Christmas Child Volunteer Events will be held from April to July in locations across Australia and New Zealand.

These events provide a variety of ways for you to connect, interact, learn about different areas of the ministry, and gather ideas to use in your own role. It is a wonderful opportunity for you to engage with others involved with Operation Christmas Child, and to be greatly encouraged.

Connect1Day Events

A full day to connect with all those involved in Operation Christmas Child in your region, volunteers, Project Leaders and supporters.  Discover the impact your involvement is having and be inspired and equipped for 2024.

The day includes storytelling and presentations together with workshops and resources to support your participation. A donation of $10 reserves your ticket for these events and will help cover the cost of providing morning tea and lunch.

Celebration Events

These half day events will be an inspiring time of ministry updates, storytelling, affirmation, and encouragement for anyone involved in Operation Christmas Child and those who want to know more.  Tickets for these events are free, with light refreshments provided.

Scroll down to find your nearest event…

New Zealand

Auckland Connect1Day
10am – 3pm, Saturday 25th May 2024

Timaru Celebration
2pm – 4pm, Sunday 23rd June 2024

3pm – 5pm, Sunday 14th July 2024

Upper Hutt
7pm – 9pm, Tuesday 16th July 2024



Canberra Connect1Day
10am – 3pm, Saturday 22nd June 2024



WaggaWagga Connect1Day
10am – 3pm, Saturday 4th May 2024

Port Macquarie Connect1Day
10am – 3pm, Saturday 11th May 2024

Central Coast Connect1Day
10am – 3pm, Saturday 25th May 2024

Tamworth Celebration
10am – 12noon, Saturday 15th June 2024

Sydney Connect1Day (Concord West)
10am – 3pm, Saturday 27th July 2024



Darwin Celebration
10am – 12noon, Saturday 25th May 2024



Brisbane Celebration
1.30pm – 3.30pm, Saturday 8th June 2024

Sunshine Coast Celebration
9.30am – 11.30am, Saturday 6th July 2024



Riverland Celebration
1.30pm – 3.00pm, Sunday 21st April 2024

Adelaide Connect1Day
9.45am – 3pm, Saturday 29th June 2024



Hobart Connect1Day
10.30am – 3pm, Saturday 11th May 2024

Devonport Connect1Day
10.30am – 3pm, Saturday 25th May 2024



Sale Connect1Day
10am – 3pm, Saturday 4th May 2024

Heathmont Connect1Day
9.30am – 2.30pm, Saturday 18th May 2024



Mandurah Connect1Day
10am – 3pm, Saturday 18th May 2024