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Volunteer my time

 Volunteers are the heart of the Santa Shoebox Project.

Each year, friends, families, colleagues and community members across South Africa and Namibia offer a few hours of their precious time to share in the SSP mantra – “The Joy of Giving”


  • A friendly smile and a few free hours per month
  • To be organised and reliable
  • To join a team in your area
  • Regular access to a computer, the internet and WhatsApp
  • Access to reliable transport
  • Additional skills needed from time to time include
    • Media Liaison / PR support
    • Logistics Support
    • Drop Off Support
    • Celebration Representative
    • Photographer
    • Admin Assistant


  • Be a Santa Shoebox Ambassador
  • Build or join a team in your area
  • Nominate, assess and approve beneficiary facilities
  • Support beneficiary processes e.g. the uploading of name lists
  • Manage and / or work at the *Drop Off
  • Arrange delivery of Shoeboxes to beneficiaries
  • Celebrate with the children receiving their Shoeboxes

The time required depends on how many volunteers and donors there are in your area.

*Drop Off is the public event where donors deliver their lovingly-made Santa Shoeboxes, taking place late in October or early in November.


  • February & March –  create, build or join a team in your area
  • April – encourage beneficiaries to apply
  • May – assess applicants
  • June – support name list process
  • July – confirm Drop Off venue
  • August – sign up team donors
  • September – pledging opens
  • October – host your Drop Off
  • November – hand out the Shoeboxes
  • December – relax


Here’s where we have teams in place for this campaign. If you’d like to join a team, register or update your profile details here – make sure you tick “I want to Volunteer my time” at the top of the form and select or confirm your “Registered Drop Off”. If your town is not listed, select “Other”. We will receive an alert and be in touch.



An initiative of the JOG Trust IT2671/2009 | PBO-930031301 | NPO 102-098