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We are no longer taking applications for the 2018 Operation Christmas Child shoebox processing season.

Thousands of shoeboxes are collected during National Collection Week: November 12 – 18.

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 two Processing Centers, located in Calgary, AB and Woodstock, ON. About 20,000 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.

All volunteers must be at least 14 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 five youth is required (youth volunteers include any volunteers between the ages of 14-17)

Processing center addresses:

Volunteer Applications will be accessible
Monday October 2, 2017 at 8:00 MDT

Online Application


  • You are submitting an APPLICATION for volunteer shifts.
  • Due to the volume of applications received, shift times applied for are not guaranteed.
  • Applications are processed in the order they are received.
  • Once your application has been processed, you will receive a CONFIRMATION email within one week confirming your shift(s).

Select Location and Shifts

Please note the greyed out boxes. This means the shifts are full
If your desired shift is full and you wish to be put on a wait list, please email:
occvolunteeron@samaritan.ca for shifts in the Woodstock processing center
occvolunteerab@samaritan.ca for shifts in the Calgary processing center.
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