Crisis Nursery Saint Louis
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keeping kids safe..
building strong families

24-Hour Helpline - 314-768-3201

For Administrative Assistance - (314) 292-5770

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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 Nursery.

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 internship 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.

Click here to apply to become a Saint Louis Crisis Nursery Volunteer

Individuals

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.

 Groups

Saint Louis Crisis Nursery has opportunities available for groups to volunteer at our Nurseries caring for and playing with our kids, helping behind the scenes with sorting and packing supplies, and beautifying our kids’ nurseries. We also have opportunities to volunteer at parent supports group and special events, as well as complete projects such as painting and landscaping.

Volunteer Group opportunities vary by location due to different contract requirements and needs, and we’d love to discuss ways that your group can get involved!

For more info on Group volunteer opportunities in St. Louis City & County, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 314.768.3201 x4

For more info on Group volunteer opportunities in St. Charles & Wentzville, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 636.940.0742

 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

Junior Board

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.

To become a Family Empowerment Volunteer in St. Louis City & St. Louis County please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 314.768.3201 x4.

To become a Family Empowerment Volunteer in St. Charles  & Wentzville, please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 636-940-0742.

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 

For more info on volunteer opportunities in St. Louis City & County, contact: VolunteerStLouis@crisisnurserykids.org or 314.768.3201 x4
For more info on Group volunteer opportunities in St. Charles & Wentzville, contact: VolunteerStCharles@crisisnurserykids.org or 636.940.0742
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