Position: Quaker Voluntary Service Fellow
Community, Social Justice, Transformational Spirituality
Quaker Voluntary Service is a year-long service program in which young adults, between the ages 21-30, live communally, work full time at social service and social change agencies, and explore themes of spiritual and personal growth with local Quakers.
An ideal QVS Fellow brings an openness to working with diverse community members, a willingness to explore questions of spirituality, and an ability to function well in a professional setting. QVS Fellows should be prepared 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 with marginalized populations. QVS partner sites cover a wide range of social and environmental issues including, but not limited to, housing and homelessness, immigration, environmental sustainability, economic justice, education, human rights issues, mental and physical disability, youth justice, and racial inequality.
Fellowships are available in Atlanta, GA, Boston, MA, Philadelphia, PA, and Portland, OR. QVS provides housing and utilities, a public transit pass, grocery allowance, 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, as well as robust support from staff and volunteers. All Fellows who successfully complete the year will receive a $500 exit stipend.
The program year is from September 3rd, 2017 – July 25th, 2018.
How to Apply: Apply by March 10, 2017: www.quakervoluntaryservice.org/apply
You will also need to have reference forms from a current or past supervisor, a spiritual mentor/friend, and a housemate by the March 10th date, which can take a while, so you are encouraged to begin the process immediately. You can find those forms here: www.quakervoluntaryservice.org/references/
For more information, including a list of our partnering agencies, please visit our website at www.quakervoluntaryservice.org