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Introducing the 2018-2019 Good Shepherd Volunteers!

We are elated to ring in our 26th year with 11 volunteers placed in California, New Jersey, New York, and Thailand! The Good Shepherd Volunteer year began this August with a week-long Orientation at Loyola Retreat House in Morristown, New Jersey. Our volunteers spent the week getting to know each other, learning about the GSV mission and history, and diving deeper into our four tenets of social justice, simplicity, spirituality, and community. Read below about our Good Shepherd Volunteers and where they will be serving for the 2018-2019 service year!

Los Angeles Community

Shannon Mahedy is living in community with the LMU Ignatian Service Corps and is serving at the Good Shepherd Shelter in Los Angeles.

Thailand Community

Elsie Keifer is serving at Hands of Hope in Nongkhai, Thailand. Click here to donate to Elsie's fundraising efforts!

Washington Heights Community

Shamus Hogan (NSP Rose & Blum Houses), Samantha Wirth (Public Policy), Ashton Andrews (Family Foster Care), SaraBella Muise (17th St-Marian Hall), and Shanelle Abdullah (Family Foster Care) make up our Washington Heights, New York Community.

Wickatunk Community

Martina Penalosa, Meghan Leary, SaraBeth Wood, and Sarah Murray are serving at Collier Youth Services in Wickatunk, New Jersey.

Our volunteers will be blogging monthly to share their adventures and experiences! Be sure to check back here for updates as well as on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.




Good Shepherd Volunteers connects recent college graduates to one-year, full time volunteer opportunities serving women, children, and adolescents affected by poverty, violence, and neglect. Developing relationships with under-resourced communities empowers volunteers to grow in a knowledge and faith that inspires them to lead a life of seeking justice. GSV has placements in New York, New Jersey and the Washington D.C. area in a variety of fields: public policy and advocacy, economic justice, youth counseling, foster care and education. 


T: (917) 832-7870 

F: (718) 408-2332

E: gsv@gsvolunteers.org

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