All placements share in common the Good Shepherd Mission to minister to women, children, and adolescents in situations of poverty 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

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

Foster Care

  • Family Visits
  • Facilitating Recreational Activities and Workshops
  • Assisting with Court Appointments
  • Case Management Assistance
  • Youth Counseling