We are so excited that you are interested in a year of transformational spirituality, social justice, and community! We’ve compiled this page to let you know about virtual info sessions you can attend.
The application deadline for the 2022-2023 year is February 28th, 2022.
Check out the Quick Links to find our application portal, reference forms, job description, and FAQs. Rooted in Quakerism, Quaker Voluntary Service (QVS) is committed to advancing racial and social justice. We encourage applications from candidates of all races, classes, gender identity, sexual orientations, religions, languages, and physical abilities. Click here to learn more about QVS.
Learn what Fellows have to say about the QVS experience!
Scroll down for videos of a “Day in the Life of a QVS Fellow.”
Virtual Info Sessions — Sign Up Below!
QVS Recruiters, Christina (she/her) and Annika (they/them), host weekly, drop-in, virtual informational sessions you can attend. These sessions offer an opportunity for you to gain an overview of QVS, ask specific questions about the QVS experience, and help you discern whether QVS is your next right step. We would love to see you there!
Meet QVS Recruiters
Christina lived in San Jose, California for 15 years before QVS brought her to Portland, Oregon in 2020. She found Quakerism through a youtube video (of all places) and now regularly attends and volunteers at Multnomah Monthly Meeting. Christina’s site placement during her QVS year was L’arche Portland where she worked with disabled individuals and advocated for systemic changes in Disability Justice.
Annika is a freshly baked 2020-2021 QVS Fellow serving in Philadelphia at Pennsylvania Health Access Network. Annika was raised strictly atheist but fell in love with Quakerism at their alma mater, Guilford College, the southern-most Quaker college located in Greensboro, NC. They’re settled in Philadelphia for now, just eight minutes away from their former home at the Philly QVS house.
Sign Up for QVS Application Reminders
We encourage you to sign up to receive email reminders regarding the application process.
Watch “A Day in the Life of a QVS Fellow”
The following videos showcase five different Fellows over the years at their site placements. Fellows might serve as a music teacher, organize for tenants rights, or support undocumented workers. A full list of the current QVS site placements can be found here to give you an idea of the important work our Fellows are currently doing.
Watch QVS alumni share about their year of service here.