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Volunteer Opportunities

St. Anne’s is looking for passionate and motivated individuals or groups who are interested in making a difference in the lives of our young mothers, children and families. There are so many ways to help, and the Associate Director of Special Events and Volunteer Resources will coordinate with you or your group to find a great fit.


Volunteering at St. Anne’s makes a dramatic difference in the lives of St. Anne’s women, children and families. And there are so many ways to get involved!
  • READ

    Share a good book with a child or a group of children to improve their vocabulary, fluency and reading comprehension at one of our Early Learning Centers. Volunteer requirements: aged 18 or older, fingerprinting background check, TB test, and select vaccinations.

  • PLAY

    Boost a baby’s motor, language and social skills through playtime at one of our Early Learning Centers. Volunteer requirements: aged 18 or older, fingerprinting background check, TB test, and select vaccinations.


    Present at one of our Workforce Development sessions, part of an in-depth program helping transition-age foster youth build career paths. Describe your career path and share your story. You can  also join our “Career Shadowing” list,   serve as a mentor to a young working woman, or conduct mock interviews with clients to prepare them for real interviews. Volunteer requirements: aged 21 or older, Live Scan fingerprinting, and clearance from a St. Anne’s staff member.


    Provide a six-moth or year-long internship for a Workforce Development participant.


    Provide a group of volunteers and conduct an event for our mothers, children, and families. Such events may include: holiday events (Mother’s Day, 4th of July, Easter egg hunt), or themed celebrations (summertime carnival). We supply the space and the guests. You supply the planning, materials, and helping hands! This is a fantastic opportunity for corporate volunteer groups who want to contribute to the lives of our young mothers and children. To pitch your idea, please contact:

    Esther Clark, Associate Director of Special Events & Volunteer Resources at 213-381-2931 ext. 341 or at


    Volunteer at one of our holiday parties, where you can help with set up and clean up, serve food and meet some of St. Anne’s families.


    Assist with cleaning one of our Early Learning Centers. The day’s tasks include cleaning playground equipment, toys and classrooms. This is a wonderful way to learn more about St. Anne’s approach to child development and a great teambuilding or group activity.


    Help sort through clothing donations, arrange merchandise on the floor, and assist customers as they shop St. Anne’s Thrift & Gift Shop at 3315 W Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505. All proceeds go to support St. Anne’s programs.



    You can also help craft beautiful baskets, wreathes, or whatever you can imagine for sale at Guild events! We welcome your creativity.


    To volunteer at the Burbank shop, please call the main number: 818-842-5564

    Monday – Saturday 10:30 AM – 5 PM


    Volunteer at one of our fundraising events by helping with silent auction setup, guest registration, and other logistics.


Garnering support for St. Anne’s in your own community is simple! You can start your own fundraising and donating effort to involve your family, friends and community.

    Host a book or toy drive for our young families, collecting new items for our holiday giving celebrations.


    Throw a “virtual baby shower” for the new mothers in our programs by putting together baskets with newborn necessities such as diapers, wipes, bottles and blankets.


    Host a “virtual housewarming” for the new residents in our Transitional Housing Program by assembling baskets of new household goods such as towels, linens, and soap and kitchen items. Download list of items here.


    Sponsor a family activity by donating passes to a zoo or museum, tickets to a sporting event or a trip to a theme park.


Call Esther Clark at (213) 381-2931 ext. 341 or email us


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