We partner with Quaker meetings and churches and are supported by local Friends in Atlanta, Boston, Portland and Philadelphia. QVS Fellows live in intentional community, sharing day to day life and supporting each other throughout the year. Fellows receive support from QVS staff and spiritual nurturers.
We are part of a long history and tradition of Quaker service, and we see ourselves as a contemporary expression of that much older stream. After many years of consultation and discernment, the first QVS house opened in Atlanta in 2012 and we have been growing ever since.
We invite young adults to apply to become a QVS Fellow. An ideal applicant brings an openness to working with diverse community members, a willingness to explore questions of faith and spirituality, and an ability to function well in a professional setting. Application Deadline is 10 March 2017
“I feel really thankful to be in this community that is supporting my social justice work and spiritual growth.”Zenaida Peterson
“The young people I work with this year in the QVS program are valued treasures. They inspire me to stay idealistic in my endeavors toward social justice and they embolden my committment to Quaker values. As I reflect on the political moment at hand with strong emotions about the future for women… I am thankful for the Light they bring.”Oskar Pierre Castro
“I am also glad, very glad to see such deeper reaching and very promising renewal projects such as… Quaker Voluntary Service, which is attracting and cultivating a new generation of Quaker leaders.”Parker J. Palmer
“QVS provided an experience where my [Quaker] faith and spirituality became intertwined with my home life and work life, namely in my relationships and practices.”Giovanna Selvaggio