Opening dates and locations will be announced in October

Thousands of volunteers serve annually collecting, inspecting and preparing shoeboxes for international shipping. Every day throughout our collection and processing season from mid-October to late November, we stop and pray for the children who will receive the boxes.

There are a range of jobs to be completed from logistic support, receiving shoeboxes, inspecting shoeboxes, to packing outer cartons, filling shipping containers and more.

Short-term volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year, please complete the Expression of Interest form below. In October we will list the locations and opening dates of our Australian and New Zealand 2024 processing centres and open up registration. We would love to have you serve with us in preparing shoebox gifts ready to send to children all over the world.

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Inside OCC 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.