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.

Rebecca Cole Sullivan – Alumni Spotlight

Rebecca Cole Sullivan served at American Friends Service Committee in Atlanta during the 2012-2013​ QVS year. She was in the first cohort!Quick Facts Pronouns: she/her Spiritual Community: Member of Atlanta Friends Meeting and worshiping there! Also a part of Friends...

Balcony Time

QVS Executive Director Hilary Burgin shares with us about a grant she's been awarded.Grant awarded for taking time on the “balcony” I’m thrilled to say that I was awarded a Reflective Leadership Grant, enabling me to take time to step back and take a bird’s eye view...

Welcoming the 2023 – 2024 QVS Fellows

Photo: The incoming QVS Fellows (from left to right): Nicole, Salem, Emma, Roy, Imani, Karla, Sonam, Shay, Kat, Tas and Naren _____________________ We’re so excited to introduce you to the 2023-2024 QVS Fellows! We have over 11 young adults eager to begin their year...

Philadelphia House 2022-23 Epistle

Photo: Alissa (she/they) and Kate (she/her) in front of a lake in Promised Land Park in Greentown, PA where they went on their final QVS retreat. They are the authors of this Epistle _____________________       This was a difficult year for the Philadelphia house; we...

Can you help QVS faithfully explore program shifts?

Photo: QVS alumna Claire Hannapel, Portland and Alumni Coordinator Rachel Logan-Wood, Executive Director Hilary Burgin, and long time QVS supporter John Helding at FGC The Gathering in July 2023. Dear Friends, We're writing to you as we finish the current program and...

“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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