Packing Day

Packing Day

A HUGE thank you to all who have volunteered for Christmas Box Packing Days in the past! You’ve helped brighten up Christmastime for many thousands of Kiwi families.

1. What is Packing Day?
Packing Day is a fun day where volunteers gather to pack thousands of Christmas Boxes.

2. When? 
Packing Day for 2018 will be 8th December in Auckland and all other NZ locations.

3. Where?
The Auckland Packing Location is yet to be confirmed.

Packing Day also takes place in other cities. Click on a tab below for information on other NZ Packing locations.

4. Who can volunteer? 
Anyone aged 15 or older may volunteer. Entry to the Packing Day event is conditional on accepting the terms of the Volunteer Agreement below, and a Health & Safety briefing on the day.

5. When can I register? 
Auckland registrations will open in late October.


Auckland Packing Day

The Auckland Packing Day usually begins with registration at 7:00-7:15 a.m.. After a Health & Safety induction tasks are assigned and packing begins. We aim to complete the packing by late morning, followed by a light lunch for all volunteers.

Additional Auckland (only) volunteering opportunities

Prior to Packing Day there is also opportunity for volunteering with set-up and preparation. This takes place from Wednesday to Friday before the main Packing Day event. These days require smaller numbers of volunteers, and each year individuals and teams from charities and businesses enthusiastically work together to get things in shape for the Saturday event.

Set-up Day - Wednesday 5 December (TBC)- Setting up the site in readiness for packing

Pre-Packing #1 - Thursday 6 December - Fine-tuning the packing system and begin packing

Pre-Packing #2 – Friday 7 December - Packing Christmas Boxes

Team registration for these week-day events will open in September (TBC) from this page.

Besides Auckland, Christmas Box Packing also takes place in the following New Zealand cities on the same day:
  • Whangarei
  • Hamilton
  • Tauranga
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Dunedin
Each of these locations has their own co-ordinating team who manage their Packing Day and so each local schedule will vary from city to city.

These local co-ordinators also manage their ownvolunteer registers. Due to the popularity of Christmas Box Packing Day events some of these locations open their registrations for just one or two days before reaching capacity. More information regarding this will posted here in October.

Registration Terms & Conditions

A Health & Safety induction will be given prior to each event and only inductees will be permitted to enter the site and participate. 

Privacy Act (1993) in providing personal information you acknowledge that:  

1. The information is being collected for the purpose of being able to contact you.  

2. You have rights to access and correct personal information held by The Life Centre Trust, PO Box 108138, Symonds Street, Auckland.  

3. From time to time we may contact you about upcoming events/initiatives.  

4. Photography and Video Consent during the event: We will be taking photos and filming various aspects of the event. The Life Centre Trust reserves the right to use this material for promotional purposes. 

5. You are required to wear closed-in footwear at all areas within the packing facility.

6. You must follow the instructions given on the day for procedure and Health and Safety.

7. You must be at least 15 years of age and consent to these conditions.

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