Can you help QVS faithfully explore program shifts?

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...
Shifting Tides

Shifting Tides

Photo: Miche McCall, Rachel Logan-Wood, Hilary Burgin, Linnea Halsten, and Eva Whittaker at FGC The Gathering in July 2023.  Threshing and discerning… This summer we’re threshing and discerning ideas for expanding our offerings. In November 2023 the board, with...
QVS 4th Annual Supporters Briefing Recap

QVS 4th Annual Supporters Briefing Recap

On June 21st, 2023, QVS held the 4th Annual Supporters’ Briefing. Over 30 QVS supporters joined us to discuss how the program is doing, the challenges we are facing as an organization, and participate in discerning a path forward. It was a rich evening filled with...
Spring 2023 Board Epistle

Spring 2023 Board Epistle

Read below for an Epistle from Board Clerk Damon Motz-Storey on the QVS strategic plan. Dear Friend, My lilacs out back bloomed fragrant and beautiful purple this year, overlooking a garden and sitting spot that I’ve been cultivating in the sunny southern half of my...
Stipend Increase 2023

Stipend Increase 2023

This is an update on the reasoning behind the upcoming Fellow Stipend Increase. In December, QVS Staff and Board decided to increase the personal stipend for Fellows to $225/month, up from the stipend of $150/month. Next program year, starting in just 7 months (Sept...
Atlanta Program Sabbath

Atlanta Program Sabbath

Read below for a joint letter from QVS staff and board about the April 2022 decision to pause the QVS Atlanta program. Dear Friend, In 2020 we knew that the COVID-19 pandemic would profoundly impact Quaker Voluntary Service and require us to be nimble in making...

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