Community. Service. Transformation.

Quaker Voluntary Service is an experiment at the intersection of transformational spirituality and activism, a year-long Fellowship program for young adults.

“Lead Poisoning is an Education Equity issue”

Sam Wilson, a QVS Atlanta Fellow, shares about serving as a communications fellow with the Southern Education Foundation (SEF).

From QVS to Pursuing a Legal Career

MaryGrace Menner served at Metrowest Worker Center – Casa del Trabajador during the 2017-2018 QVS year. Check out the following QVS Alumni Spotlight to learn about MaryGrace’s vocational path and how the key pieces of a QVS year stayed with her.

Applications Open for the 2022-2023 QVS Year

We are so excited that you are interested in a year with QVS! Check out this page for virtual info sessions and more!

Deploying to the Oregon Bootleg Fire

Adrian Nelson served at L’Arche Atlanta during the 2015-2016 QVS year. Five summers later, Adrian was deployed with a medical team to the Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon. Check out the following QVS Alumni Spotlight to learn about Adrian’s vocational path and the...

Collective Effervescence at National Orientation

National Orientation is the only time in the fellowship year when all QVS Fellows and staff participate in a single event. Our time together embodies many of the aspirations we have for the rest of the program year: We build relationships through vulnerability, “try...

“I feel really thankful to be in this community that is supporting my social justice work and spiritual growth.”

Zenaida Peterson

QVS Alum, 2016-2017

“The young people I work with are valued treasures. They inspire me to stay idealistic in my endeavors toward social justice and they embolden my commitment to Quaker values.”

Oskar Pierre Castro

Former Philadelphia Coordinator

“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

Plenary at FGC Gathering 2015

“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

QVS Alum, 2013-2014

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