Ankarien established, and runs, Table View Angels, an NPO/NPC, in Cape Town, six years ago to help people and families in need of temporary assistance - delivering weekly food parcels, providing shelter in a safe house, etc.
In fact, she did the almost impossible by opening up a place of safety for families, which was nonexistent in the Western Cape up until then.
Ankarien also represents vulnerable groups on the local Ward Council, and is very active in the community generally, being a member of the local neighbourhood watch, a certified medical first responder, and a presenter on the local community radio station interviewing roleplayers (and delving into pertinent issues) who are relevant in her community.
She never shies away from any trauma situations, nor anyone in need, be it helping those needing mental assistance counseling, those contemplating suicide, child abuse cases, people at risk of human trafficking, and/or providing food to those in need. A true hero of society with a heart of gold.
Her motto is "A hand up, not a hand out."