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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. To care well for all who are serving, everyone will be required to wear a face covering while inside the Processing Center. Physician’s notes will not be accepted. There will be no food vendors inside the Processing Center this year. We continue to monitor local guidelines and will make adjustments as necessary. Please visit https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/covid-19/#process for updated information regarding volunteering at an Operation Christmas Child Processing Center. It’s important to visit this site regularly to stay informed of any changes that may affect your volunteer experience.
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 18 years of age or older 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 or 800-442-9120.
We are grateful for your partnership in sharing the Gospel!
Processing Center Locations
Atlanta - TBD
Baltimore Area - 2100 Sparrows Point Blvd., Edgemere, MD 21219
Boone, NC - 801 Bamboo Rd., Boone, NC 28607
Charlotte - 7100 Forest Point Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28217
Chicagoland - 800 N. Commerce St., Aurora, IL 60504
Dallas/Ft. Worth - 1201 Creekview Dr., Coppell, TX 75019
Denver - 8648 S. Peoria St., Englewood, CO 80112
Orange County, California - 4200 Bonita Pl., Fullerton, CA 92835
Additional Processing Center location information will be released when available.