The Good Shepherd Volunteers New Jersey Placements

New Jersey Placement

Collier High School

New Jersey Placement

Collier High School is a program of Collier Services, a non-profit, non-sectarian organization which was founded in 1927 by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd.

Collier High School offers a specialized co-educational opportunity for over 150 high school students each year. State required academic classes, and college and career preparation courses offer students a well-rounded education which prepares them, with confidence, for the job market or the pursuit of higher education.

Funded both privately and through local public school districts, Collier has a curriculum designed for maximum impact. Students with difficulty adapting to public schools are guided and supported by our Counseling Program to reach their full potential through the use of: Individual Education Plans (IEP); year-round individual, group and family counseling; small classes with dedicated teachers; extracurricular activities; and active involvement by child-study teams from the public school systems.

From Ray Bock, Principal, Collier High School ~ “Each G.S.V. has come to us with gifts, needs and goals of their own. In a collaborative relationship with Collier, the G.S.V. has been able to find areas in which they can contribute after oeing exposed to the many facets and needs of the school program. This has been at all times a work in progress with much of the direction coming from the G.S.V. themselves.”

Examples of Possible Jobs
School Aide
– Assists in the function of the day school/day treatment program in an alternative high school. Helps with transportation needs, assists in food service programs or individual tutoring, depending on the volunteer’s personal interest and educational training and the needs of the students. The volunteer is encouraged to acquire a substitute teacher’s license and take classes when appropriate.
Needed: Flexibility, enthusiasm, Desire to work with adolescents, Driver’s license.

Gym Aide – Acts as a teacher’s aide in the physical education classes. Helps with gym activities, health classes, and some record keeping with adolescent boys and girls.
Needed: Comfortable in a gym setting, High energy, Driver’s license.

Program Assistant – Aids the principal and vice principal in tasks related to the successful management of the school; for example the management of student flow throughout the day, availability for emergencies, management of lunch and recreational activities.

Additional Information


Kateri Environmental Center
Kateri Environmental Center and Kateri Day Camp serve thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds annually. The Kateri Environmental Center naturalists present innovative environmental education programs for school, youth, and community groups during the school year. At Kateri Day Camp , at-risk and handicapped children have fun and thrive in a safe and healthy country setting.

The programs are highly regarded as active, educational and fun. We are located on 260 beautiful and ecologically diverse acres, owned by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd. Kateri is not publicly funded, as are county and state parks. We are part of Collier Services, a non-profit social service agency. As a private non-profit center run by a small staff, we must raise our own operating funds to continue our work.


Shepherd Center for Child Care
Day care center for children six weeks to six years

Assistant Teacher – Responsible for assisting a classroom teacher in the general supervision, management and curriculum planning and implementing of and for development of twenty children ages six weeks to six years. Provide a secure and nurturing environment where self-concept are enhanced. Assists in supervising and developing the support staff within the classroom.
Needed: Ease with small children, ability to work with a team.

Caregiver – Responsible for assisting a classroom teacher in the general supervision management of a group of twenty children, ages six weeks to six years. Provides a secure and nurturing environment where self-concept are enhanced and individuality is respected.
Needed: Ease with small children, ability to work with a team.