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, juvenile justice, 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, Community Outreach, Public Policy and Advocacy, Juvenile Justice, Women's Empowerment

Service Area

New York, NY; Wickatunk, NJ; Silver Spring, MD

Service Length

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

Program Size

Approximately 10 volunteers


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.


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 15

Start Date



Austin Applebach


25-30 21st Ave
Astoria, NY 11105
Phone: 480 612-3390


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