Hilary is taking a Sabbatical

Hilary is taking a Sabbatical

QVS Executive Director Hilary Burgin shares with us about taking a summer off after nine and half years of service. We have news: I’m taking a sabbatical this summer! I will be away from Quaker Voluntary Service work May 17 to August 19. I’m excited to know I’ll be...
Southeastern Yearly Meeting Walton Presenter

Southeastern Yearly Meeting Walton Presenter

QVS Executive Director Hilary Burgin shares with us about being invited to present Walton Lecture at South Eastern Yearly Meeting. A year ago, in the summer of 2023, Friends from Southeastern Yearly Meeting (SEYM, which includes Florida, coastal Georgia and South...
Planting Seeds of Peace

Planting Seeds of Peace

Photo caption: Boston Fellows, Naren and Karla, at a pro-Palestine march in February 2024. QVS Recruiting and Marketing Coordinator Director Ruth Cutcher shares with us about a workshop she hosted. I am a gardener because I love planting seeds.  For many years, I had...
Epistle on Palestine

Epistle on Palestine

Photo: Lit tea candles on a Keffiyeh that creates a shrine.   ​ Quaker Voluntary Service (QVS) is founded upon the values of peace and community-building. We believe there is a Divine Light in every person. Because of our values and beliefs, it has been...

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