2023 Processing Centres Now Closed

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered!! Over 200,000 shoeboxes were processed in 2023 in Australia and New Zealand.

Our centres have now completed processing shoeboxes for 2023. Check back in October 2024 for when dates, times and locations will be announced for our 2024 Processing Centres.

What Role Might Be A Fit?

Processing Centre Volunteers

There are a range of jobs to be completed from checking shoeboxes, to packing outer cartons and filling shipping containers. Tasks will be allocated when you check-in, and training will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothing and enclosed footwear, and bring a water bottle and your own food.


During the weeks surrounding National Collection, volunteer drivers collect boxes from schools, churches and businesses and drop them into Processing Centres using their own vehicle or hired van.

Container Loaders

Be part of the final link in the Australian and New Zealand shoebox chain, loading and praying over cartons of processed shoeboxes into shipping containers, bound to bring great joy to children around the world.

Inside OCC Processing Centres