Would you like to make a difference in the lives of needy children by being a member of TEAM JOY? It is a FUN and FULFILLING way to volunteer either long-term or short-term.

“Joy is prayer – Joy is strength – Joy is love – Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls."

- Mother Teresa



Serve anywhere from half day to a few weeks, usually as part of a Drop-off Center Team during Box of Joy Week (in November) or as part of the Screening Center Team during the screening process in south FL (late November to mid-December).


Serve anywhere from several weeks during the key month of November, a few months during the Box of Joy season (August to December), to year-round. Drop-off Center Coordinators and other leadership and support positions are available in every community in the U.S. as well as the Box of Joy office in Boca Raton, FL.

"Every box we prepare includes a little bit of happiness in it, as well as the message that God is with all of us.”

Veronica Perlaza – Screening Center Volunteer and Line Leader, Miami, FL

Veronica Perlaza- Screening Center Volunteer and Line Leader, Miami, FL

“I get to feel the joy that this program brings to others every time they drop off their Boxes of Joy.”

Joelle Bucci – Drop Off Center Coordinator, Steubenville, OH

For volunteer opportunity questions, contact: Volunteer Manager 800-914-2420 Ext 137 or email TeamJoy@CrossCatholic.org.

donations of gift items

Companies and organizations can bring joy to children in need by donating bulk quantities of gift items. At the National Screening Center, we use these “fillers” to assure each Box of Joy is filled to the top! Please see suggested items and contact us for details or info about sponsorship opportunities.