Good Shepherd Volunteers

Goal of Program

"Just Love" with a small but mighty volunteer program! Good Shepherd Volunteers offers year-long opportunities to serve women, teens, and children in a variety of social service agencies. Volunteers live in community with each other, receive a small stipend, and practice the 4 Tenets of GSV: social justice, community, spirituality, and simplicity. We have positions serving in youth counseling, education, foster care, domestic violence, and public policy. Our volunteers work side-by-side with experienced social workers, counselors, and educators, gaining a tremendous foundation for their future careers. Join us!

Type of Placement

Youth Counseling, Education, Foster Care, Community Outreach, Public Policy and Advocacy, Juvenile Justice, Women's Empowerment

Service Area

New York, NY; Wickatunk, NJ

Service Length

1 year. Volunteers can choose to renew their commitment for a 2nd year of service.

Program Size

Approximately 12 volunteers

Requirements

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 Arrangements

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.

Training

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

June 14

Contact:

Diane Conroy

Address

25-30 21st Ave.
Astoria, NY 11105
Phone: 917 832-7904

Email:

[email protected]

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Affiliation

Sisters of the Good Shepherd

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