Friday, November 24, 2017


These are the cadets we have confirmed to volunteer:

Ishtiaq, Z
Arevalo, D

If you can no longer attend, please inform Maj Sun ASAP:  If you can find a replacement, then that would greatly help so that we are not shortchanging Samaritan's Purse.  This is a HIGH DEMAND volunteer opportunity and many groups and individuals are on wait lists to volunteer.    

We are looking forward to serving with you at the Calgary Processing Center this Christmas season! Please read the following information carefully.  Group leaders, please share this information with your group members.
You or your group is scheduled for the following shift:
Calgary Highlanders Cadets 
Saturday November 25, 2017 from 7:00PM to 9:30PM
Location: Calgary
Number of volunteers: 10

Please download, complete and bring with you the following forms when you come to the Processing Center. Forms should be completed in advance.

Youth Volunteers under 18:
  • All volunteers must be 14 years of age, regardless of a student’s grade level.
  • For youth volunteers between the ages of 14 -17, a minimum ratio of 1 adult chaperone per 5 youth is mandatory.
Arrival Time:  Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your shift. It takes time to check-in and get settled.

To Check In:
  • Please meet in the main lobby of Samaritan's Purse upon your arrival.  I will collect the Short-Term Volunteer Release Form from you and then you can proceed to get your name tag.  
  • Name Tags: Complete a nametag for yourself at any of the nametag tables located down the coat hallway and proceed to the Training Room.
  • Training will commence promptly in Training Room located behind Reception at the start of each shift. Each volunteer is required to complete the 2017 Training Session only once during the processing season.
  • Special Jobs on the warehouse floor, i.e. packing, will be assigned prior to the training session.  If you would like to volunteer for one of those jobs, please arrive 15 minutes early and identify yourself to the receptionist.
Other Important Tips:
  • Leave valuables locked in your vehicle or at home. 
  • Wear warm, comfortable clothing.
  • Only bottled water is allowed in the Training Room or Warehouse Processing Floor.
  • Closed-toe shoes are mandatory.
  • Six volunteers per inspection table.
  • CASH ONLY for Operation Christmas Child merchandise.
Pack a Shoebox (this is completely optional!!)
  • Bring a packed shoebox gift when you come for your volunteer shift. 
  • If you’ve never packed a shoebox gift, learn how to pack shoeboxes here.
  • Bringing more than 10 packed shoebox gifts, please drop them off at shipping and receiving department at the back of the building. Fewer than 10 boxes can be dropped off at the volunteer entrance.
Roxane Meyers
Volunteer Coordinator, Calgary Processing Center
Samaritan's Purse Canada

Operation Christmas Child is about children, families, and churches working together in the Name of Jesus Christ to impact others around the world. Your involvement is an integral part of this ministry. Our prayer is that your group will have a wonderful experience at the Processing Center, making your Christmas season even more meaningful. If we can do anything to help you prepare for your time of service, please do not hesitate to call our Calgary office at 1-800-303-1269

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