Volunteer to serve at an
Operation Christmas Child
Processing Center.

Operation Christmas Child

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COVID-19 update: Please self-monitor your health and ensure that you have been free from signs of illness, and not exposed to any known cases of COVID-19 for 14 days prior to your volunteer shift. Symptoms may include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. Please take your temperature before leaving home and ensure that it is below 100. When you arrive at the Processing Center, we will take your temperature again. Anyone with a temperature of 100 degrees or above (or anyone who traveled to the Processing Center with someone running a temperature of 100 or above) will be unable to serve. To care well for all who are serving, everyone will be required to wear a face covering while inside the Processing Center. Samaritan’s Purse has established ministry wide COVID-19 guidelines, and a physician’s order will not excuse someone from wearing a face covering. Please visit https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/volunteer-to-assemble-basbo-boxes for more details. It’s important to visit this site regularly to stay informed of any changes that may affect your volunteer experience.


Volunteering with Build a Shoebox Online

We are thankful for a record year for Build a Shoebox Online! Before these special gifts can bring hope and joy to children around the world, each one has to be carefully packed according to the online order. You have the opportunity to serve donors who weren’t able to physically pack a box in 2020 by packing their shoeboxes for overseas shipment. Your work in assembling these boxes gives you a direct part in shining Christ’s light in some of the world’s darkest places.

We have opportunities at the Charlotte Processing Centers for volunteer groups of up to 25 individuals. 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 Build a Shoebox Online volunteer opportunities, do not hesitate to contact us at OCCBASBO@samaritan.org.

We are grateful for your partnership in sharing the Gospel!

 Processing Center Location

Charlotte - 7100 Forest Point Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28217
855-947-0326 - OCCBASBO@samaritan.org