Keep in mind that your placement will be decided through a conversation with GSV staff.
Please rank your interest in each of our programs.
The following short answer questions help us to understand you better. There is no right or wrong answer, but please avoid vague responses, and provide concrete examples whenever possible. Remember, we want to get to know you as much as possible!
Good Shepherd Volunteers invites volunteers to learn how to work together, address conflict, and engage both locally and globally. GSVs live in an intentional community and are encouraged to share meals, discussions, and support. Two nights every week are committed to spending time exploring the tenets together.
Good Shepherd Volunteers encourages volunteers to become agents of engaged compassion by living out the Good Shepherd values of Individual Dignity, Mercy, Reconciliation, and Zeal.
Good Shepherd Volunteers empowers volunteers to live in solidarity with those they serve by living on a limited budget and being intentional about their time, resources, and relationships.
Good Shepherd Volunteers inspires volunteers to respond to St. Mary Euphrasia’s call to “just love” and to explore their personal faith journey. GSV is a Catholic organization associated with the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, welcoming volunteers from all spiritual backgrounds and religions.
Critical thinking and self-awareness are essential to a successful year of service. The questions below are intended to help you demonstrate your decision-making process, and they provide information about what kinds of insights you might use in accomplishing tasks and responding to challenges.
A well-formulated answer to a scenario-based question should begin with articulating what the issue is and why it is a problem. Then, walk us step-by-step through the measures you would take to resolve it, including follow-up after the fact.
Please e-mail a current resume to email@example.com.
Your resume should focus on the following information: Service Experience, Education, and Professional Experience. Please highlight any experience that is related to the mission of GSV and/or includes aspects of direct service, interaction with people, teamwork, etc.
Please list three references: GSV will be emailing a form to your references for them to complete.
- One Professional Reference - Someone who can speak to your work ethic and character (Supervisor, Co-Worker, Professor).
- One Personal Reference - Someone who understands your motivation for service (Professor, Campus Minister, Coach, Long Time Family Friend, Friend, Fellow Volunteer).
- One Communal Reference - Someone that you have lived with in the past 4 years who can offer perspective about you as a potential roommate/community member (Roommate, Friend, Residence Hall Staff).
Please do not list family members as references. If you are having difficulty identifying a reference, please contact us for help.
Please e-mail your transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org
Demographics questions help us to get a better understanding of those who apply for our program. This information will be kept confidential and will not affect your placement in the program.
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