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Volunteer at a Processing Center

Thousands of shoeboxes will collected during National Collection Week: November 13-19.

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

20 Hopewell Way NE Calgary, Alberta T3J 5H5 and 400 Southgate Drive Guelph, Ontario N1G 4P5

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)

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).
  • NEW for 2017! Each Saturday has 4 volunteer shifts. You may reserve a maximum of 2 Saturday shifts during the entire processing season.

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