Good Shepherd Volunteers

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New cadre of Good Shepherd Volunteers in place

By Jeanette McDermott

The new cadre of Good Shepherd Volunteers (GSV) is making a difference in Good Shepherd ministries as they serve a one-year commitment with Sisters of the Good Shepherd. GSV is a North America inter-province ministry that connects recent college graduates to one-year, full-time volunteer opportunities serving women, children, and adolescents who are affected by poverty,…


Orientation completed for Good Shepherd Volunteers

By Jeanette McDermott

Orientation for the 2020 Good Shepherd Volunteers (GSV) took place in August. This year’s volunteers attended orientation from August 19-24 at Loyola Jesuit Center in Morristown, New Jersey. Sister Barbara Beasley welcomed the GSVs and spent the first day of orientation with them. She shared the founding story of Good Shepherd and spoke about the…

Grace Dietrich

Meet GSV Grace Dietrich

By Jeanette McDermott

Grace Dietrich is from Conklin, Michigan, where she grew up on an apple farm that her father and uncles own. She comes from a large close-knit Catholic family and is the middle child among six. Grace graduated with a Sociology degree from DePaul University, the largest Catholic university in the nation and largest private institution…

Rachael Brugman

Meet GSV Rachael Brugman

By Jeanette McDermott

Rachael Brugman was on a quest for enlightenment when she discovered Good Shepherd Volunteers (GSV). She had graduated in 2013 from University of Nebraska at Omaha with a degree in Child, Youth and Family Studies; however, she didn’t know how to focus her career. After graduation she volunteered for a year with Amate House in…

niche group

Niche group of volunteers

By Jeanette McDermott

A niche group of volunteers serves Good Shepherd in ways that are defined by four core values: Social Justice. Spirituality. Community. Simplicity. These are the four tenets of Good Shepherd Volunteers. Good Shepherd Volunteers (GSVs) work in social service ministries in the U.S. and overseas, serving women, adolescents and children whose lives are touched by…

United Nations Tour

Learning peace and justice

By Jeanette McDermott

Good Shepherd Volunteers (GSVs) toured the United Nations headquarters in New York City recently, where they were introduced to the work of the Good Shepherd International Peace and Justice Office. The GSVs also held a fundraising event in downtown New York City called “Food for Thought.” The event focused on healthy eating on a limited…