Volunteer at a Shoebox Processing Center!
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Volunteer at a Processing Center

Millions of shoeboxes are collected during National Collection Week, the third week in November every year. Before these special gifts can bring hope and joy to children around the world, each one has to be carefully inspected and made ready for overseas shipment by volunteers like you. You can help prepare shoeboxes for delivery by volunteering at one of our eight processing centers across the United States. About 80,000 volunteers serve annually at our processing centers.

We have opportunities at the processing centers for volunteer groups of all sizes. You can volunteer as an individual or with family and friends.

Processing Center Locations

  • Atlanta
  • Baltimore/Washington
  • Boone, North Carolina
  • Charlotte
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth
  • Denver
  • Minneapolis
  • Southern California

We also have year-round opportunities for volunteers to serve in a variety of unique roles. Click here to learn more about these opportunities.

Get a Sneak Peek at a Processing Center

“Operation Christmas Child has brought such joy to me. I feel honored to check [the boxes] and think of who they are going to and how it will change their lives.”

—Carol N.

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