Good Shepherd Volunteers

General Info
25-30 21st Ave.
Astoria, NY 11105
Phone: 718-943-7488
Fax: 718-408-2332
Program Contacts
Phone: 718-943-7488
Fax: 718-408-2332
Rachael Brugman
Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator
Phone: 718-943-7489
Fax: 718-408-2332
Kimberly Williams
Executive Director
Phone: 718-943-7490
Lindsey Peletier
Program Coordinator
Sisters of the Good Shepherd
Goal of Program: 
Good Shepherd Volunteers recruits, educates, and supports full-time volunteers who use their God-given talents to serve women, adolescents, and children affected by poverty, violence, and neglect in domestic and international placements. Our volunteers live out the four tenets of Social Justice, Simplicity, Spirituality, and Community, and are encouraged to maintain a commitment to these principles for a lifetime. Good Shepherd Volunteers, founded by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, is dedicated to honoring the sisters’ core values of Individual Dignity, Mercy, Reconciliation, and Zeal.
Type of Placement: 
Youth Counseling, Domestic Violence, Education, Foster Care, Community Outreach, Public Policy and Advocacy, Juvenile Justice
Service Area: 
Domestic Program: New York, NY; Wickatunk, NJ; Los Angeles, CA International Program:Thailand, Chile
Service Length: 
1 year. Volunteers can choose to renew their commitment for a 2nd year of domestic or international service.
Relevant service experience, awareness of human and social needs, ages 21 years and older, Bachelor's degree, maturity, flexibility, sense of humor, motivation toward the mission of Good Shepherd Volunteers to serve women, children, and adolescents affected by poverty, violence and neglect.
Financial Arrangement: 
GSV provides housing, health insurance, transportation, and a modest monthly stipend.
Living Arrangements: 
Volunteers live together in intentional community settings and share meals, discussions, and mutual support.
Program Size: 
Approximately 25 volunteers.
All volunteers are provided with an initial weeklong GSV Orientation as well as retreats during the year. Each volunteer has a supervisor and is provided with on-site training and support. Volunteers also receive support from GSV staff and support people throughout the year.
Application Deadline: 
Domestic Program: Priority Deadline November 28th; FINAL DEADLINE JUNE 30th International Program: Priority Deadline February 10th; FINAL DEADLINE MARCH 15th Applications are processed and placements are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage applicants to apply as early as possible. If you are applying after the final deadline, please contact the GSV staff to inquire about possible openings.

Current Urgent Opportunities

Good Shepherd Volunteers: There's still time to apply!!

Good Shepherd Volunteers is currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 volunteer year! We have placements in group homes and juvenile justice facilities, working with youth in and coming out of foster homes, a domestic violence shelter, in school settings, and in public policy and advocacy. Our volunteers live in community with each other, have a small living stipend, and practice the 4 Tenets of GSV: social justice, community, spirituality, and simplicity. Our placements are located in New York City, New Jersey, and Los Angeles. We accept applications on a rolling basis, with a final deadline of June 30th or until all positions are filled. For more information visit our website at or e-mail!

Have a medical background?? Serve in Thailand with Good Shepherd Volunteers!!

Good Shepherd Volunteers is currently looking for applicants with a background in nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or any health related fields to serve in Nongkhai, Thailand. Volunteers in this placement serve within a care center clinic working with HIV/AIDS patients. Good Shepherd Volunteers in Thailand have the opportunity to fill important roles in economic justice projects and the village outreach program. This is a unique placement and offers a great learning experience for anyone in a health related field. Learn more about this amazing opportunity at

GSV Second Round Deadline: February 1st!

Good Shepherd Volunteers is excited to announce our second round deadline of February 1st!! We are looking for volunteers who are up for a challenge and ready to make a difference. Applications are processed and placements are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage you to apply as early as possible. Head over to our website to download our application materials today!
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