National Advocacy Center (NAC) 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.
The GSV who serves with the National Advocacy Center (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. They will 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, tracking key legislation through Congress, and assisting them in making legislative appointments. They will help educate the NAC's 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. The GSV will also work to increase and expand the NAC's presence on social media, and help them to engage more young people in its advocacy network.
Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Relocation allowance (if applicable), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Real-life Experiences: 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. ///Supportive Community: 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. ///Personal Growth: 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.
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check
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