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GSV-Social Justice Advocacy Fellowship

Actively Recruiting

Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

August 17, 2020 - July 11, 2021

Application Window

November 1, 2019 - June 14, 2020

Location

  • Silver Spring, MD

Contact Information

Good Shepherd Volunteers
gsv@gsvolunteers.org

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Position Details

Full-time Good Shepherd Volunteer

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Description

The National Advocacy Center (NAC), located just outside of Washington D.C. in Silver Spring, MD, works to educate and develop strategies to address social justice issues and to advocate for the transformation of society to the benefit of all people. The NAC amplifies the Good Shepherd voice by linking the ministries and services of the Sisters, lay associates, and lay staff around the country to speak up and work for change in the structures of society.

Your Role:
The GSV who serves with the NAC will be a representative of NAC, both locally and nationally, at coalition meetings, Capitol Hill lobby visits, rallies, conferences, and visits with their partner agencies. You’ll serve an important role in moving the work of the NAC forward by gathering information from Good Shepherd agencies to help identify high priority policy and legislative concerns, you’ll track key legislation as it moves through congress, and assist them in making legislative appointments with Hill offices. You’ll help educate their partners on advocacy and its intrinsic connection and value to the work that is being done in the field by helping to design webinars for Good Shepherd agencies and planning logistics for internal and external conferences. You’ll work to increase and expand their presence on social media, and help them to engage more young people in NAC’s advocacy network.

The National Advocacy Center (NAC), located just outside of Washington D.C. in Silver Spring, MD, works to educate and develop strategies to address social justice issues and to advocate for the transformation of society to the benefit of all people. The NAC amplifies the Good Shepherd voice by linking the ministries and services of the Sisters, lay associates, and lay staff around the country to speak up and work for change in the structures of society.

Your Role:
The GSV who serves with the NAC will be a representative of NAC, both locally and nationally, at coalition meetings, Capitol Hill lobby visits, rallies, conferences, and visits with their partner agencies. You’ll serve an important role in moving the work of the NAC forward by gathering information from Good Shepherd agencies to help identify high priority policy and legislative concerns, you’ll track key legislation as it moves through congress, and assist them in making legislative appointments with Hill offices. You’ll help educate their partners on advocacy and its intrinsic connection and value to the work that is being done in the field by helping to design webinars for Good Shepherd agencies and planning logistics for internal and external conferences. You’ll work to increase and expand their presence on social media, and help them to engage more young people in NAC’s advocacy network.
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Living Allowance

$230 - $250 monthly

Benefits

Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Relocation allowance (if applicable), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

Good Shepherd Volunteers offers ongoing support and formation opportunities throughout the time of service. While GSV does offer a broad range of support, it is up to each volunteer to take the initiative to utilize these supports as fully as they wish. GSV provides each volunteer with housing, health insurance, transportation, a monthly living stipend, relocation reimbursement upon completion, retreats, workshops, site supervision, community support people, staff support, and spiritual direction (optional).

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check

Age Requirement

21 - 30

Service Details

Focus Areas

Arts & Culture, Community & Nonprofit Development, Economic Security, Education & Youth, Public Safety

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Suburban

Service Type

Combination of direct and indirect service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Child Welfare Agency, Early Childhood Program, Elementary School, High School, Local Government Agency, Middle School, Recreation or Youth Center

Activity Types

Hands On Activities

Contact Information

Good Shepherd Volunteers
gsv@gsvolunteers.org

Hosted By

Position Details

Full-time Good Shepherd Volunteer

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