Quaker Voluntary Service Fellowship – Mar 1

Posted by Quaker Voluntary Service on February 27, 2024

Quaker Voluntary Service (QVS) is a nine-and-a-half-month Fellowship program in which young adults between the ages 21-30 build intentional community, work full time at social service and social change organizations, and explore themes of spiritual and personal growth with local Quakers. You do not need to identify as a Quaker!

Fellowships are available in Boston, MA; Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN; Philadelphia, PA; and Portland, OR. QVS provides housing and utilities, a public transit pass, grocery stipend and/or support registering for SNAP, 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 with historically marginalized identities, and robust support from staff and volunteers.

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. QVS Fellows will work at partner site placement organizations addressing a wide range of social and environmental issues including, but not limited to economic justice, racial equity, housing and homelessness, education, immigration, environmental sustainability, human rights issues, mental and physical disability, and youth justice.

The 9.5 month program runs from the end of August to mid-June each year.

Applications are due by March 1st.

Please direct any question to Ruth Butcher (ruth@quakervoluntaryservice.org).

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