A year of Community, Social Justice, and Transformational Spirituality
Quaker Voluntary Service is a year-long Fellowship program in which young adults between the ages 21-30 build intentional community, work full time at social service and social change agencies, and explore themes of spiritual and personal growth with local Quakers.
An ideal QVS Fellow is committed to working with diverse community members, brings a willingness to explore and practice spirituality, and is prepared to work in a professional setting. QVS Fellows should be ready to ask challenging questions of themselves and each other about how to live simply, with integrity and justice, while doing meaningful and mutually empowering service with marginalized populations. QVS Fellows will work full time at local non-profit partner agencies.
QVS partner sites cover a wide range of social and environmental issues including:
- Housing and homelessness
- Environmental sustainability
- Economic justice
- Human rights issues
- Mental Health
- Disability issues
- Youth justice
- Racial inequality
Visit our website here to learn more about our current site placements, with job descriptions of what each fellowship position would entail.
Fellowships are available in:
- Atlanta, GA
- Boston, MA
- Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
- Philadelphia, PA
- Portland, OR
QVS provides housing and utilities, a public transit pass, grocery allowance, support securing health insurance and mental health resources as needed, student loan counseling and assistance, a simple living stipend, access to conferences and trainings, dedicated time for reflection and community building, access to an equity fund for Fellows having identities that have been historically marginalized, and robust support from staff and volunteers.
The program year is from August 26, 2021 – End of July, 2022.
QVS does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, race, creed, culture, disability, economic class, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. Further, we actively encourage people of color, LGBTQ-identified people, folks from diverse theological and economic backgrounds to apply.