Volunteer to serve at an
Operation Christmas Child
Processing Center.

Operation Christmas Child

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Volunteering at a Processing Center

Millions of shoeboxes are collected each 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 a processing center. About 80,000 volunteers serve annually at our eight processing centers across the United States.

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

All volunteers must be at least 13 years of age, regardless of a student’s grade level. Due to the warehouse environment we can allow no exceptions to this age requirement. At least one chaperone for every four youth is required (youth volunteers include any volunteers between the ages of 13-17.)

If you have any questions regarding Processing Center volunteer opportunities, do not hesitate to contact us at occinfo@samaritan.org.


 Processing Center Locations

Atlanta - to be determined

Baltimore - to be determined

Boone - 801 Bamboo Road, Boone, NC 28607

Charlotte - 7100 Forest Point Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28217

Chicago - to be determined

Dallas  - 1201 Creekview Drive, Coppell, TX 75019

Denver - 8648 South Peoria Street, Englewood, CO 80112

Southern California - 4200 Bonita Place, Fullerton, CA 92835

Additional Processing Center address information will be released when available