Volunteer at an Operation Christmas Child Processing Centre

A vital part of the Operation Christmas Child year takes place behind the scenes in the weeks that follow Drop-off Locations being open. It’s during this period that thousands of generous supporters donate their time to manually check hundreds of thousands of shoeboxes for safety and customs compliance before they’re sent to children in need around the world. Volunteers at processing centres also pack our Shoebox Online gifts. 

This year our Processing Centres will be:


Samaritan’s Purse National Ministry Centre, Richardson Way, Crosspoint Business Park, Coventry, CV2 2TA

21st November -16th December and 16-24th January

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Unit A, 1 Cannonbridge Industrial Estate, Cannon Lane, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1PP

21st November -16th December

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Cardiff (Pop-up Processing Centre)

All Nations Church Cardiff, Sachville Avenue, Cardiff, CF14 3NY

27th November – 2nd December

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Glasgow (Pop-up Processing Centre)

Freedom City Church, 6 St Mungo’s Road, Cumbernauld, Glasgow, G67 1Q

27th November – 2nd December

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Northern Ireland (Pop-up Processing Centre)

128 Belfast Road, Newtownards, Northern Ireland, BT23 4TS

20th November – 24th November

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Rotherham (Pop-up Processing Centre)

Liberty Church, Station Road, Rotherham, S60 1JH

4th December– 9th December

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Volunteer With Us

  A great experience for all the family…

“I took my wife and three boys to the warehouse in Oldbury.  We were going to do just the morning, but we ended up staying all day.  We all loved it and will definitely go and help again.  That place in Oldbury is like a little piece of heaven.  My boys had been learning about the love of God at kids’ church the Sunday before.  When we came back one of them said to me, ‘It was great to be able to send God’s love to children who need it.’  It was so great to hear my child say that.”

Stuart T

Thank you for considering partnering with us in this way to bring ‘Good News and Great Joy’ to the world’s children. 

Your shoebox gift with Operation Christmas Child:

Inspires Joy
You'll be giving unimaginable excitement and hope to children in need around the world.

Reaches further
Partnering with Operation Christmas Child ensures shoeboxes get to hard-to-reach groups.

Shares God’s Love
Your shoebox will reach a child in need through one of over 75,000 local churches sharing the Good News of life and hope in Jesus in a child-friendly way.

Is Specially delivered
You can rest easy knowing your shoebox gift will be delivered through church and community leaders who've been trained to prioritise safety and lead well-organised celebrations.