Public Policy & Educational Support Positions

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Start: Aug 20, 2023 / End: Not Applicable / Location: NYC, New Jersey, Washington DC

Good Shepherd Volunteers (GSV) partners with a variety of social service agencies to offer year-long opportunities serving women, children, and families affected by poverty, violence, and neglect.. GSVs live in community with other volunteers, receive benefits such as housing, health insurance, and a small stipend, and learn to live out our 4 Core Tenets: social justice, community, spirituality, and simplicity.

We offer positions in advocacy, domestic violence, education, juvenile justice, nonprofit support, public policy, and youth counseling. Our volunteers work side-by-side with experienced advocates, counselors, and educators, gaining a tremendous foundation for their future careers. Join us!


Real-life Experiences

Working side-by-side with experienced advocates, counselors, and educators, you’ll find yourself learning and growing through real-life experiences every day.

Define your interests and gain skills to set you on a path to a rewarding career.

Supportive Community

You will be backed by a community composed of:

– Fellow volunteers, who build a close-knit bond through shared experiences and group retreats

– Accessible, committed staff who support your professional and personal growth throughout the year

– GSV alumni and supporters, who stay involved with the program in various ways

Training & Development

Challenge yourself within a safe and supportive environment.

Begin with a week-long orientation to meet your cohort, gain a deeper understanding of the mission and tenets that will serve as the foundation for your experience, and transition into community life. Development continues across four weekend retreats throughout the year.

In day-to-day work, each placement site offers professional supervision and training to support you in your role.

Additionally, you’ll gain access to varied opportunities such as trainings on trauma-informed practice, a substitute teaching certification, an invitation to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, and many more.

Personal Growth

Be prepared to better understand yourself and your impact on those around you. You will emerge from this challenging journey a better roommate, friend, family member, partner, and employee.