GSV is proud to introduce the amazing 2016-2017 volunteers! The Good Shepherd Volunteer year began this August with a week-long Orientation at Loyola Retreat House in Morristown, NJ. Our volunteers spent the week getting to know each other, learning about the GSV mission and history, and testing their courage at a nearby ropes course!
This year we have 11 domestic volunteers placed in California, New Jersey and New York. We also have 7 international volunteers placed in Chile and Thailand.
Let's meet the communities.....
Washington Heights Community
Cheryl Rozinski (Public Policy), Karina Winn (Chelsea Foyer), Marianna Hernandez (Marian Hall), & Emily Mazzola (Family Foster Care)
Anna Engstrom (Juvenile Justice Group Home), Cynthia Garcia (Bushwick Leaders High School), Molly Smith (Chelsea Foyer), & Shannon Sophy (Marian Hall)
Kristen Alestra (second year, Collier Youth Services)
Los Angeles Community
Allison Reynolds & Kassandra Villareal
(both are serving at the Good Shepherd Shelter)
Madeline Pilney (second year), Liana Vantrease, & Katie Delaney
(all are serving in Santiago, Chile)
Lauren Magee (second year), Susan Freund (second year), Melissa Vasquez, & John Freund (second year)
(all are serving in Nongkhai, Thailand)
Our volunteers will be blogging monthly to share their adventures and experiences! Be sure to check-in here for updates as well as on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.