What We Do

All placements share in common the Good Shepherd Mission to minister to women, children, and adolescents in situations of poverty, violence and neglect. Within that overall mission, GSV site placements have a wide variety of working environments, service opportunities, and populations served. Here are some of the day-to-day things that GSVs do in their site placements. You can find specific job descriptions for each placement on their respective pages.​​


  • Teach and/or aide in classrooms

  • Tutor students

  • Assist in after-school programs

  • Facilitate individual and group counseling

  • Curriculum development

  • Planning and running major events

    • (dances, performances, festivals, etc)

  • Athletics programs

  • Arts & music programs

Youth Counseling

  • Personal development

  • Educational support and tutoring

  • Facilitate workshops

  • Home visits and field trips

  • Assist in conflict mediation

Foster Care


  • Family visits

  • Facilitating recreational activities and workshops

  • Assisting with court appointments

  • Case management assistance

  • Youth counseling

Public Policy and Advocacy


  • Involved in local and state advocacy activities

  • Attend rallies and coalition meetings

  • Aid in campaigns for program funding

  • Program development and event planning

  • Research on current policy and best practices

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. Our volunteers work with a variety of high-needs populations in domestic violence shelters, adolescents who are in and out of the foster care system, and young adults living in juvenile justice facilities.


T: (917) 832-7870 

F: (718) 408-2332

E: gsv@gsvolunteers.org

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