Posted by Good Shepherd Volunteers: Are you a young professional who wants to use your career for good, but aren’t quite sure how? “Just Love” with a small but mighty volunteer program! GSV is a one-year full-time volunteer program that serves women, children, and adolescents affected by poverty, violence and neglect.
The GSV in this role works one on one with teens to help create future academic and career goals and facilitates various groups and workshops for youth to attend. Accompany youth on errands, appointments, and outings to local government offices to obtain documentation for jobs and school. Volunteers in this position also have the opportunity to take youth to shows, sporting events, and other recreational activities.
Family Foster Care provides safe, temporary care to children and adolescents who have been removed from their birth families because of possible abuse or neglect. Family Foster Care consists of a multidisciplinary team including caseworkers, an Educational/Vocational Specialist, a nurse, Independent Living Coordinator and a Job/Career Specialist, who work together to provide youth development, substance abuse, educational, medical, and other services designed specifically for the youth in the foster care program.