Packing Day Information


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.

These days run from 8am until 2 - 3pm, with flexibility.

Set-up Day - Tuesday 4 December - Setting up the site in readiness for packing

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

Pre-Packing Friday – 7 December - Packing Christmas Boxes

Individual registration for these week-day events will open on 4 November on this website. 

Other NZ Packing Locations Information

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 own volunteer 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. Please note that all of the New Zealand regional locations have now reached capacity and will not be able to accommodate any more volunteers.

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 the right to access and correct personal information held by LIFE Community under LCT.

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. LIFE Community 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.