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 live together in intentional community, gain real-life experience in their full-time site placements, receive valuable training and development, and grow personally from the experience.
We currently have positions serving in advocacy, public policy, juvenile justice, mission & culture, youth counseling, after-school programs, and education. Our volunteers work side-by-side with experienced social workers, counselors, and educators, gaining tremendous foundation for their future careers. Many of our volunteers have gone onto graduate school once completing our program to pursue degrees in social work, education, medicine and law. Our placements are in New York City and New Jersey. Join us and apply today – https://www.gsvolunteers.org/apply-now
Bushwick Leaders High School
Housed in a 19th century building that was once a home for the aged of the Roman Catholic Little Sisters of Sorrow, Bushwick Leaders High School for Academic Excellence is a NYC Public High School that strives to give students who struggled in middle school the individual attention they need to catch up and graduate. Since most of its students speak Spanish at home, the school opened a dual language Spanish program in 2018. The school serves primarily the Bushwick community where most of its students live, though some travel from East New York, Brownsville, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Williamsburg and Cypress Hills.
The GSV at Bushwick Leaders for Academic Excellence High School will work alongside guidance councilors and DOE (Department of Education) staff to provide a range of counseling & youth development services. These include day-time individual and group counseling and facilitation of activities in the after school program. With a focus to help build community and create a caring school environment, the GSV will participate in advisement activities, and will be fully integrated in the life of the day school and after school programs. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to attendance projects, the development and utilization of group work strategies that support and enhance students’ skill development, perform family interventions to support family engagement and participation in the school community, perform crisis intervention as needed, participate in supervision with Senior Social Worker, provide technical assistance to DOE staff on advisement, help develop special events, and perform other duties as assigned.
Start your career in social justice with us!
Working side-by-side with experienced social workers, counselors, and educators, you’ll find yourself learning and growing every day through real-life experiences.
Define your interests and gain skills that set you on a path to a rewarding career.
Each volunteer is backed by a community composed of:
– Fellow volunteers, who create a close-knit bond built through shared experiences
– Accessible staff, who support the volunteers’ professional and personal growth throughout the year
– GSV alumni and supporters, who stay involved with the program in various ways
Training & Development
Challenge yourself within a safe and supportive environment.
Begin with a week-long orientation to meet your cohort, gain a deeper understanding of the mission and tenets that will serve as the foundation for your experience, and transition into community life. Development continues across four weekend retreats throughout the year.
In day-to-day work, each placement site offers professional supervision and training to support you in your role.
Additionally, you’ll gain access to varied opportunities, such as training on trauma-informed practice, substitute teaching certification, United Nations Commission on the status of women, and many more.
Get to know yourself and understand your impact on those around you. You will emerge from this challenging journey a better roommate, friend, family member, partner, and employee.
Good Shepherd Volunteers www.gsvolunteers.org
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $400.00 per month