Volunteer Missions Statement: Volunteers share their skills, experiences and talents to assist staff in providing a nurturing environment to children in our care and to support the mission of the Saint Louis Crisis Nusery.
Saint Louis Crisis Nursery (SLCN) Volunteers are needed at our five Nursery locations to assist the professional, trained staff in taking care of children, ages birth through 12 years, during their stay at the Nursery. Volunteers also assist with maintaining a welcoming, clean and safe Nursery environment. In addition to volunteering in the Nursery, opportunities are available to assist with special events, fundraising, join our Junior Board, complete an intership at SLCN, and more.
All volunteers must have an understanding of and respect for children, with a non-judgmental attitude towards the children and their parents. Volunteers must also be at least 14 years old and be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian until the age of 16.
Nursery Volunteer Requirements
All volunteers must have an understanding of and respect for children, with a non-judgmental attitude towards the children and their parents. Volunteers must also be at least 14 years old and be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian until the age of 16. Additional requirements are listed below.
Individual Volunteers are required to complete SLCN’s Volunteer Packet in order to become a Nursery Volunteer. The Volunteer Packet includes but is not limited to an application, background screenings, medical form, and a copy of the potential Volunteer’s Social Security Card. After successful completion of the Volunteer Packet* and being accepted as an SLCN Volunteer, the Volunteer is invited to attend a Volunteer Orientation to learn more about SLCN’s mission and become familiar with the Nursery environment.
*Completed Volunteer Packets may take 1-2 weeks for processing due to state screening requirements.
Completion of our Volunteer Agreements is required for all Volunteer Group members prior to arrival. Upon arrival, Volunteer Groups will receive an introduction to and overview of the Nursery.
Other Volunteer Opportunities:
Events & Fundraising
The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery hosts several special events and fundraisers throughout the year. Volunteer opportunities may include assisting at raffle tables, assembling auction baskets, event set-up & clean-up, etc.
For more information about our Events and Fundraisers, click here
The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery's Junior Board is comprised of high school students (14+) wanting to make a difference!
For more information or to join our Junior Board, click here
Family Empowerment Program
The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery’s Family Empowerment Program offers educational workshops, stress management classes, back to school fairs, and other events to strengthen families. Volunteers are needed before, during and after these events to assist with children’s curriculum and care, set-up, clean-up and other tasks to help make these events successful.
Internships and Practicums
SLCN offers non-paid internships and practicums to college and graduate-level students. Because of the variety of services that SLCN provides to the community, there are a multitude of internship and practicum opportunities available.
For more information about internship and practicum opportunities, click here