Get Involved


"Just as the Father has sent me, I also send you."

- John 20:21


There are many different ways you can get involved with The Good Shepherd Ministry

 

STREET MINISTERS

 

- We are looking for volunteers to join our street teams.  Teams are on the street every night of the year to do outreach. Are you comfortable meeting new people, sharing your faith, and working and praying as a part of a team? Contact us for more information. We encourage anyone who is interested to come out for a trial walk to see if this is something they are called to do.  

 

See bottom of page for more information on the volunteer recruitment process.

 

DONATIONS

 

We are always grateful for donations of any type,  monetary or otherwise.  Please see the list of needed items below: 

 

  • Rosaries
  • Prayer books/bibles etc.
  • Socks, scarves, gloves .
  • Toothbrushes & toothpaste.
  • Gift cards for our birthday cards.
  • Shampoo & conditioner.
  • Various toiletries

 

 

PRAYER CARDS

 

Each of our candy bags carries a personalized prayer card handwritten and unique to the individual who made them. These cards remind our friends on the street that they are loved and valued.  

This makes a great art project for a class or group. 

 

- Cards should be approx. 3" by 3"

- See possible template and examples  for some starting ideas

- Creativity encouraged!


            Volunteer Recruitment Process


STEP 1

 

 Contact us if you have any questions or need further information.

 


STEP 2

 

Fill out an information form and submit it by email.

We will contact you by phone to discuss.

 

STEP 3 


Trial walk to see if this is something you are interested in .

Assessment of suitability as a street minister.

 

STEP 4


Reference checks.

We will require an acknowledgement from your parish priest as well as one other reference from previous volunteer or work experience.

All volunteers must be willing and able to obtain a clear criminal record check (online process).

 

STEP 5


Placement on a team.

Based on your availability and our schedule we will find a night for you to walk consistently and put you in touch with that team leader.

It is also possible to go on our spares list (fill in for other teams when needed) if you are unable to commit to a certain night consistently.