Crisis Nursery Trained Volunteer

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


If you have four hours per week, you LOVE children, and you have a passion for serving your community, WE WANT TO TALK TO YOU!

The Sacramento Children's Home has two Crisis Nurseries serving Sacramento County. We are in need of TRAINED CRISIS NURSERY VOLUNTEERS to provide nurturing care to children age zero to five in one of our two Crisis Nurseries, ensuring their health and safety at all times, and attending to their basic needs. Additional responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: meal preparation, bathing, laundry, dishes, outdoor play, circle time, diaper changes, rocking, holding and feeding. Trained Volunteers are critical to the Crisis Nursery Program's sustainability and success.

LOCATIONS: Crisis Nursery North, 4533 Pasadena Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821 | Crisis Nursery South, 6699 South Land Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95831

VOLUNTEER SHIFTS: Trained Volunteers work in our Crisis Nurseries Monday through Friday. We are currently in need of Trained Volunteers for the following shifts:

~ 7am - 11am
~ 11am - 3pm
~ 9am - 1pm
~ 1pm - 5pm

REQUIREMENTS: Trained Volunteers must commit to at least one four hour shift per week for a minimum of six months. Due to licensing regulations, Trained Volunteers must complete 16 hours of training, plus CPR and First Aid. All training is provided by the Sacramento Children's Home. Background check, Physical Abilities Test, and TB Test are also required.

The mission of the Sacramento Children's Home Crisis Nursery Program is to prevent child abuse and neglect by providing support to families at times of crisis. Through this family-strengthening program, parents can bring their children, newborn through age five, for emergency child care or overnight care during stressful or difficult times. We are here when a parent in crisis needs help caring for their children for any reason. Homelessness, domestic violence, drug or alcohol treatment, and mental health emergencies are just a few of the reasons families use our services. All services are confidential and free of charge to families in need.

Here at the SCH Crisis Nurseries we appreciate the time dedicated by our volunteers and recognize that we could not make a difference in children's lives without their generous help. There are currently 97 active volunteers in the SCH Crisis Nursery Program. In 2015, volunteers worked nearly 7,000 hours assisting staff and providing for the daily needs of the children in our program.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A TRAINED VOLUNTEER, visit and submit the interest form.


  • Crisis Intervention
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Care

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One four hour shift per week for six months
  • Fingerprint/background check, TB test, Physical abilities test

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