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.

Announcing the 2022-2023 Fellow Cohort

We're so excited to introduce you to the 2022-2023 QVS Fellows! This year's Fellows are an outstanding group of ambitious and creative young adults. They are self-identified caretakers, students, bakers, musicians, strategists, painters, conversationists, and hockey...

Headlines from a QVS Year

Each summer ⁠— as the program year winds down ⁠— we invite Fellows to reflect on their experience and write a testimonial to share with Friends. Sabine Peterka, a young adult Fellow who served in Boston during the 2021-2022 year, shared snippets from her year.Maybe a...

Spaciousness as Love

Each summer ⁠— as the program year winds down ⁠— we invite Fellows to reflect on their experience and write a testimonial to share with Friends. Erica Loredo Belfi, a young adult Fellow who served in Portland during the 2021-2022 year, vulnerably discusses the...

“What if showing up is, in fact, all that is required?”

Each summer ⁠— as the program year winds down ⁠— we invite Fellows to reflect on their experience and write a testimonial to share with Friends. Rebecca Rubenstein, a young adult Fellow who served in Atlanta during the 2021-2022 year, reflects on the spiritual...

Distilling the presence of Quakerism in an educational setting

Ella Quainton, a Minneapolis QVS Fellow, is serving with Friends School of Minnesota, a Quaker progressive education school in St.Paul, MN. As a Communications Assistant, Ella is instrumental in developing creative ways to tell FSMN’s story, including using animation,...

“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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