QVS Site Placement Partners

In each QVS city, we match young adult Fellows and their vocational leadings with professional positions at service and change organizations. With this model, we expand the capacity of community-based non-profits and offer young adults immersive experiences in existing community-led work.

Check out our 2022-2023 site placement partners below. The list of organizations is categorized by area of interest / social issue area. Under each logo, there is a short organizational introduction, as well as a brief job description for each fellowship position. These descriptions should provide you with an understanding of the breadth of work QVS Fellows are engaged in during their program year. Are you interested in applying to become a site placement partner with QVS? Visit this page for more details. 

Economic Justice
Apprentice Learning

Apprentice Learning (AL) believes that every young person should be empowered to pursue a fulfilling work life. We leverage career exploration to teach skills and to nurture dreams.

AL aims to close the opportunity gap in Boston Public Schools by providing career exploration programming and early work experiences for middle school students. Through a variety of programming, AL teaches students essential workplace skills, exposes students to various careers, and introduces them to a

network of professionals. AL showcases the link between academic commitment and professional success. Our programs encourage students to explore their identities, passions, and goals for the future, and also teach them skills for workplace success.

We serve 250 seventh and eighth grade students per year in five partner schools. Our 60+ work-site partners include small businesses, financial institutions, human service organizations, and STEM-related businesses.

Fellow Position: Program Specialist
The Fellow will be trained to facilitate the Apprenticeship program. This involves leading six preparatory classes and helping coordinate apprenticeship site and student matchups. The Fellow will also assist in connecting all of their students who are eligible for summer employment to opportunities in the Boston area.

The Fellow will report to, and work closely with, AL’s Program Director to implement the program. The Fellow will undergo training that will allow for an experience outside of their comfort zone, but with ample support. As the Fellow becomes increasingly oriented (i.e. comfortable delivering lessons and working with students), their level of autonomy will increase. This growth process will be formed through a collaborative process between the Fellow and their supervisor.

Georgia Sierra Club


Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. What makes the Sierra Club unique is that we have the grassroots power to win with 2.7 million members and supporters, 64 Chapters, and over 400 groups. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, we've made history by leading the charge to move away from the dirty fossil fuels that cause climate disruption and toward a clean energy economy.

Job Title: Sierra Student Coalition Clean Energy Organizer

Job Activities [focused on the College Campus Locations but not limited to]

1. Acts as a key team member of the Clean Energy for All Committee, including Membership Committee activities and events.
2. Recruits, and coordinates Sierra Club members and other pro-environment coalition partners to volunteer with the Georgia Chapter.
3. Educate the public about the importance of clean energy and the economic and environmental benefit it can bring to our communities.
4. Canvass neighborhoods and run phone banks to educate the public and Sierra Club members on clean energy campaign.
5. Coordinate with and assist local Sierra Club Group(s) with their campaign efforts. Strengthen local Group capacity by attracting new volunteers.
6. At the conclusion of the campaign, finish the project by compiling and delivering lists and other work products to Chapter leaders.
7. Supports fundraising activities for the Sierra Club Georgia Chapter, as needed.
8. Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Knowledge & Skills:
- A four year degree or a graduate degree in Environmental Science, Political Science or a related field within the last 12 months.
- Must be willing to knock on doors and make phone calls every workday.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to work well with diverse group, staff, volunteers and the public.
- Research and analytical skills.
- Proficient computer skills: word processing, spreadsheet, Internet.

Local Enterprise Assistance Fund

Local Enterrpise Assistance Fund (LEAF)'s mission is to promote human and economic development by providing financing and development assistance to cooperatives and social purpose ventures that create and save jobs for low-income people. LEAF lends nationally, with a focus on community-owned natural food cooperatives that create high quality jobs and provide access to healthy food in urban and rural communities; low-income cooperative housing developments; and worker-owned firms and other community-based businesses and social enterprises.

The QVS Fellow at LEAF, depending of their level of financial experience could either support the credit manager with underwriting and analysis, or more widely support the organization through grant writing, communications, and loan documentation. The Fellow will have opportunity to immerse themselves in the work of mitigating wealth inequality and supporting the work of various cooperative groups and organizations.

In the Heart of the Beast

In the Heart of the Beast In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre brings people together for the common good through the power of puppetry and mask performance. Societal gaps in education, income, employment and justice separate us from one another and from the world we live in. The ritual and ceremony of puppetry and mask performance uniquely allow us to develop a shared vision for the future. Through our work, we ask ourselves: What does it mean to be human in this time and place?

HOTB is about six months away from launching a capital campaign to renovate the 1920s movie house where we do our work. A key part of that process is connecting and re-connecting with the communities we serve in the neighborhoods around us, which include the largest urban Native population in the US, the largest Somali population outside Africa, a well-established Latino immigrant population, a vibrant community of artists of color and LGBTQAI artists, White Baby Boomer social activists, and an underserved youth population from many different cultural backgrounds.

Communications & Development Coordinator-

In the Heart of the Beast is seeking our next Communications & Development Coordinator (CDC)! The CDC is an important part of HOBT's External Affairs Staff Team that collaboratively works together to design and implement the Communications and Development strategies of the organization. The CDC will help to tell the story of HOBT to garner support and engagement, through social media, newsletter & website copy, and fundraising appeals. Additionally, the CDC will provide administrative support on projects including Mainstage Productions, Neighborhood Outreach, the annual MayDay Celebration, and more. The CDC will work closely with the Communications Director and Development Manager and will be a part of a dynamic team of artists and art administrators passionate about creating a truly collaborative, resilient, equitable and accessible organization and MayDay Celebration.

This position is based in the Midtown Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis, a few blocks from the Midtown Global Market and the QVS Minneapolis House. The CDC will work with the diverse communities within the surrounding neighborhoods.

Qualifications-
-Demonstrates self-awareness when working across race and culture
-Passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusiveness
-Experience with Google drive, Google calendar, Gmail, Microsoft Office (Excel & Word)
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills
-Experience in communications, community programming, arts, or customer service
-Strong relationship building skills
-Able to organize and coordinate multiple projects at once without losing attention to detail
-Self-motivated, creative, detail-oriented, and able to work independently and as part of a team
-Able to communicate in Spanish is a plus
-Previous experience in the performing arts, preferably theater and/or puppetry, is a plus

ReStores of Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable homes, and empowers families through successful homeownership. The ReStore arm of Habitat generates revenue to contribute to this effort by taking in donated items to sell for a profit to support homebuilding costs.

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global home building movement and top private home builder in the country. By providing affordable housing, home repairs, skilled construction training, financial education, and volunteer opportunities, the organization has transformed millions of lives, helped stabilize communities and fostered economic vitality in the region. Habitat welcomes people from all walks of life to partner in serving families in need and creating a better community for everyone who lives here.

Position: ReStore Associate

The ReStore Assistant is responsible for working with other staff and volunteers to manage all aspects of day-to-day retail operations as directed.

ReStore Assistants are expected to perform all tasks safely, efficiently, and effectively, and to use polite and respectful communication with staff, volunteers and customers.

Key Responsibilities
•Train volunteers to complete ReStore tasks and support with reviews and follow-up
•Greet donors and inspect donations; accept items that meet our guidelines and decline those that do not
•Clean and price donations; place priced items on the sales floor
•Clean and organize all store and receiving areas, including break and rest rooms, and outdoor areas
•Greet and assist customers in the store, including loading, measuring and answering questions
•Cashier and manage opening and closing of store

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
•Work as a team with staff and volunteers, following the lead and direction of senior staff
•Maintain a clean and organized work environment
•Manage time well, such as timely arrival for shift, reporting hours, taking appropriate breaks, and managing donation flow urgency
•Use tools and equipment, such as a forklift, pallet jacks and dollies to move donations
•Follow and enforce safety requirements with other staff and volunteers
•Master communication tools, such as telephone, email and 2-way radio
•Adapt to a changing work environment; learn new operations skills as program develops
•Dress appropriately, have a neat appearance and wear ReStore logo and nametag

Other duties as assigned, including taking a leadership role as needed

Work Environment/Physical Demand
This job operates in an open, warehouse retail environment. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift, move and/or load items over 50 pounds.

Friends for a NonViolent World

Friends for a NonViolent World (FNVW) is a Quaker-inspired organization that seeks a world free from violence and the threat of violence. We champion nonviolence as the foundation for effective programs and actions to promote the dignity of every human being.

FNVW’s programs offer experiential nonviolence training and support to inmates in Minnesota’s correctional facilities; bring people together to imagine and create a policing system that truly works for all; improve our skills in communicating in a way that can lead to clear understanding, healing and reconciliation; provide camp experiences in cooperation, community building, and peacemaking; and educate the public on the history, ethics and strategies of nonviolent personal and political action. We champion nonviolence as the foundation for effective programs and actions to promote the dignity of every human being.

FNVW relies on the power of our volunteers to fuel our organization and programs. This position would have contact with all of our programs working to ensure that current volunteers are having their needs meet, in addition to recruiting and placing new volunteers. This role will be working with our Volunteer Management team to ensure that our volunteers are given opportunities to use their strengths and talents to make lasting impact with our organization. The QVS fellow in this dynamic role would be able to experience all of our programming to gain knowledge of the different services we provide as an organization. Experience would also be gained with managing volunteers and learning how to navigate relationships with volunteers and how to support them working with participants. We are one of the few organizations in the Twin Cities who provides volunteer opportunities to individuals with a criminal record.

Program Support Specialist
This dynamic role will support 2 of our programs, Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) and Bridging the Divides: Policing that Works for Everyone. The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) works to empower people to lead nonviolent lives through affirmation, respect for all, building and enhancing of community, cooperation and trust. AVP offers a series of 3 workshops in the community and in 5 correctional facilities.

Bridging the Divides: Policing that Works for Everyone where we envision a policing model characterized by partnership, equity, trust and transparency. This model results in a police that serves and safeguards every member of the community, and an engaged community that collaborates with and welcomes the police. Our current strategies are 1) Educate Citizens and policy makers through ongoing empowerment events 2) Analyze police department policies on interaction with the community and training.

A Fellow in this role will have the opportunity to work with incarcerated individuals, volunteers, community members, police departments, and the Department of Correction.
Tasks include but are not limited to
• Program planning and development
• Supporting existing volunteers
• Recruiting new volunteers
• Creating and strengthen partnerships
• Help assess funding opportunities

This role is a good fit for people who want to learn more about organization management, program development/ implementation, volunteer engagement, all aspects of the criminal justice system. Previous experience in any of these areas would be beneficial but not required. We are looking for someone who is committed to Nonviolence and has the skills to organize people and projects.

Apprentice Learning

Apprentice Learning (AL) believes that every young person should be empowered to pursue a fulfilling work life. We leverage career exploration to teach skills and to nurture dreams.

AL aims to close the opportunity gap in Boston Public Schools by providing career exploration programming and early work experiences for middle school students. Through a variety of programming, AL teaches students essential workplace skills, exposes students to various careers, and introduces them to a

network of professionals. AL showcases the link between academic commitment and professional success. Our programs encourage students to explore their identities, passions, and goals for the future, and also teach them skills for workplace success.

We serve 250 seventh and eighth grade students per year in five partner schools. Our 60+ work-site partners include small businesses, financial institutions, human service organizations, and STEM-related businesses.

Fellow Position: Program Specialist
The Fellow will be trained to facilitate the Apprenticeship program. This involves leading six preparatory classes and helping coordinate apprenticeship site and student matchups. The Fellow will also assist in connecting all of their students who are eligible for summer employment to opportunities in the Boston area.

The Fellow will report to, and work closely with, AL’s Program Director to implement the program. The Fellow will undergo training that will allow for an experience outside of their comfort zone, but with ample support. As the Fellow becomes increasingly oriented (i.e. comfortable delivering lessons and working with students), their level of autonomy will increase. This growth process will be formed through a collaborative process between the Fellow and their supervisor.

350.org

350.org is building a global grassroots climate movement that can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice. That movement is rising from the bottom up all over the world, and is uniting to create the solutions that will ensure a better future for all. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions bring together a global network active in over 188 countries.

The QVS Fellow will support and lead a specific project with a North American Frontline community/ies of Color most impacted by climate change.

The Kindezi School- Village

The Kindezi Schools is a high-performing charter school group that has been operating innovative and successful schools in downtown Atlanta since 2010. At Kindezi, we are passionately committed to providing ALL children with a privileged education, including broad access and opportunities, support for differences, high expectations, and successful outcomes for all.

Kindezi is rapidly expanding and is now preparing to open its third location, Gideons Elementary as a turnaround project with Atlanta Public Schools in the 2017-2018 school year. In the 2017-18 school year, Kindezi will serve over 1,000 Atlanta area students, and will have a staff size of close to 300. Our mission is ambitious: through academic rigor and student-centered approaches to learning, Kindezi will optimally develop the leader, scholar, and artist in all students while instilling in each a love of learning and a sense of pride. Based on the principles and practices of the Bantu people of Congo, Africa, the vision of The Kindezi School is a community of teachers and parents sharing the responsibility, privilege, and joy of holistically educating every child, preparing them thoroughly for success in all facets of life.

The QVS Fellow will serve as the Special Projects Assistant and will have a unique opportunity to support a rapidly growing charter school network in Atlanta, GA. This person will impact over a thousand students by primarily supporting our central executive leadership team. They will also be involved in improving our community and family engagement efforts through coordinating events and identifying and implementing opportunities for engagement. The Special Projects Assistant will oversee several special projects as well as have day to day duties. This person will need to be flexible, detail-oriented, organized, competent, reliable, and have a willingness to help.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with executive team to establish objectives and execute projects.
  • Assist with general office administrative duties, such as filing, printing/copying, ordering supplies, maintaining inventory of supplies and tools.
  • Assist with event set up, such as open houses, meetings, trainings, and lunches.
  • Identify opportunities and plan and implement activities to improve community and family engagement.
  • Assist with general human resources duties, such as onboarding and data entry
  • Prepare newsletters, reports, memos, spreadsheets, emails, letters, etc.
  • Plan central office team outings and service projects to improve staff and community culture.
  • Continually look for opportunities to help the entire team's effectiveness
  • Other miscellaneous duties as needs arise
The Phillip Rush Center

The Phillip Rush Centeris named for noted community advocate and philanthropist Phillip Rush in honor of his long-standing commitment to bring diverse people and organizations together in an effort to foster partnerships and understanding. With initial funding from the Lloyd Russell Foundation, the Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Fund and a host of individual donors,the Phillip Rush Center houses office space, meeting and training rooms to be used by organizations whose mission or activities advance LGBT rights and understanding.

The Equality Foundation of Georgia/Georgia Equality and the Health Initiative co-founded and are both housed in the Phillip Rush Center. The Rush Center offers office space, meeting and training rooms for organizations whose mission or activities advance LGBT rights and understanding. The primary responsibility of the Fellow would be scheduling, upkeep and marketing of the Rush Center, and assistance on an as-needed basis with helping outside organizations access the Rush Center. Administrative support of Georgia Equality and the Health Initiative will be secondary duties. The population served primarily includes gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals with diverse racial and economic backgrounds, however, there are several individuals and groups that use the space who are not LGBT. While open LGBT individuals are encouraged to apply for this position, specific sexual orientation and/or gender identity are not prerequisites of the position. Individuals applying for the position must have a basic knowledge of working with LGBT communities, with preference given to those who have engaged in some form of community organizing, research or empowerment on LGBT issues. Basic computer skills and good interpersonal skills are crucial to this position.

Southern Center for Human Rights

The Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) is a nonprofit law firm dedicated to providing legal representation to people facing the death penalty, challenging human rights violations in prisons and jails, seeking through litigation and advocacy to improve legal representation for poor people accused of crimes, and advocating for criminal justice reform on behalf of those affected by the system in the Southern United States. SCHR was founded in 1976 by ministers and activists in response to the United States Supreme Court’s reinstatement of the death penalty that year and to the horrendous conditions in Southern prisons and jails. The organization’s attorneys and investigators struggled alongside civil rights organizations, families, and faith-based organizations to protect the human rights of people of color, poor people, and others in the criminal justice system in the South. Complementing our capital litigation, SCHR has a strong civil litigation practice that is able to bring impact litigation challenging the systemic deficiencies revealed through our capital litigation. Some of SCHR’s largest wins have resulted in an overhaul of South Carolina’s entire prison system; major renovations in Louisiana’s Angola Prison death row; shutting down Alabama’s Morgan County jail; and improved HIV care in Limestone Prison in Alabama, including an 80% drop in AIDS deaths.

The Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) is excited to invite a Quaker Fellow to join our vibrant legal team as a Criminal Justice Reform Intake Specialist. The Specialist will work closely with attorneys and investigators to respond to challenges and concerns from people who are under criminal justice control and challenge unconstitutional or illegal criminal justice practices and the application of the death penalty in Georgia and Alabama.

Candidates must:
-- Communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
-- be trustworthy with confidential information;
-- be compassionate and patient with those in crisis;
-- be both a strong team player and able to work independently;
-- have a driver’ s license and be willing to travel one day per week in Georgia or Alabama (SCHR will provide a vehicle);
-- be committed to serving communities that are poor and/or other communities targeted by the criminal justice system, and
challenging the many problems with the criminal justice and death penalty systems.

9to5

9to5, founded in 1973, is a national membership-based organization committed to strengthening the ability of low-income women to win economic justice. 9to5 combines advocacy, public education, civic engagement, grassroots organizing, policy campaigns and leadership development to improve employment policies for women and families. Their mission is to build a movement to achieve economic justice by engaging directly affected women to improve working conditions. While they work to win immediate improvements in conditions for low-income women, they also seek to address the root causes of poverty among women and their families, and to focus on the links between different types of oppression. They connect injustice in the workplace with the systemic discrimination from which it stems, and relate both to the need for creation and protection of family supporting jobs for all. They also work for social change within our organization and community by electing our leadership from our constituency, operating in a democratic manner, connecting local and global issues, working in collaboration with other local organizations, and building communication and trust across diverse constituencies.

The QVS Fellow position is as the Helpline and Chapter Organizer which is split between three roles. Half of the Fellow’s time will be devoted to outreach and member engagement for the Atlanta chapter’s issue campaigns (Ban the Box, Election Connection, and the Family Care Act). A quarter of the Fellow’s time will be spent managing the Job Survival Helpline, providing information to our callers about their rights on the job and assistance navigating their options to deal with workplace issues. We provide in-depth training on employment law and resources available to our callers, as well as side-by-side on the job training for practice taking calls. The final quarter of the Fellow’s time will be supporting the Action Network, including engaging helpline callers and other new contacts to provide tools and resources to build support for working women’s issues in their own communities.

ACHIEVEABILITY

ACHIEVEability is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization working to permanently break the generational cycle of poverty for low income, single parent, and homeless families through higher education, affordable housing, supportive services, community and economic development, and accountability.

Founded in 1981, ACHIEVEability strives to permanently break the generational cycle of poverty for low-income, single-parent and homeless families. In our neighborhood the poverty rate is 37%. Focusing on the Haddington and Cobbs Creek neighborhoods of West Philadelphia, ACHIEVEability provides a continuum of anti-poverty services for vulnerable, low-income individuals and families through our three core programs: ACHIEVEability Connects, Family Self-Sufficiency Program and WorkSmart West Philly. ACHIEVEability is a midsized nonprofit with 17 staff members located in two offices. Our vision is to eradicate poverty in West Philadelphia. We use our core values to guide us and we are: fired up, transformative, accountable, community-driven, gritty and compassionate. Each year, we serve over 2,500 individuals and help them to achieve economic stability.

ACHIEVEability Fellow-
ACHIEVEability (ACHa), located in the Haddington/Cobbs Creek neighborhood of West Philadelphia, is looking for an enthusiastic, community focused individual interested in helping us to achieve our mission of breaking the cycle of poverty and promoting economic mobility among our residents. Our community faces high poverty (37%) and various barriers to achieving economic mobility. ACHa is committed to addressing the systematic challenges faced by our community by providing direct services and advocating for policy change. We are looking for an energetic and creative problem solver eager to help ACHa support individuals and families of all ages and abilities in reaching their full potential.

The ACHa Fellow will support our core programs: ACHa Connects, Family Self-Sufficiency Program and WorkSmart West Philly. Reporting to the Executive Director, the fellow will have an opportunity to provide direct services, manage projects, implement volunteer projects and help build infrastructure for the organization. The fellow will also learn about nonprofit fundraising, leadership, stakeholder engagement, policy research and advocacy. Qualified candidates should be comfortable working in an urban and nonprofit environment that requires flexibility, good communication skills and the ability to work individually and as part of a team. General computer skills, including word processing, excel, internet and email are a plus.

AFSC

American Friends Service CommitteeAmerican Friends Service Committee is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, we nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems.

AFSC operates from an empowerment model rather than a service model, and whenever possible collaborates with and seeks guidance from the people and communities most affected by injustice. AFSC's work has five key issue areas: building peace, immigrant rights, addressing prisons, just economies and ending discrimination. In each of these areas, AFSC works with a variety of domestic and international populations.

The QVS Friends Relations Fellow will:

  • Provide logistical and administrative support for Friends Relations
  • Lead implementation of Let Your Life Speak fundraising campaign
  • Create content for blog and website (blogposts, interviews, resources, etc.)
  • Provide outreach, networking, and program support for liaisons and QPIN
  • Coordinate 39 Questions for White People at Quaker meetings and institutions
Alissa Vandenbark

Alissa Vandenbark (she/her) grew up Quaker in a number of places, but considers Eau Claire monthly meeting in Wisconsin to be her home meeting. She graduated in 2022 from Haverford College, near Philadelphia, with a B.S. in Psychology, minor in Spanish, and minor in Political Science. Her senior thesis explored certain predictors of prejudice in elementary school children. While at Haverford she spent a year living and organizing in Quaker House, an intentional community space centered around quaker values. She also worked with the Quaker Affairs Office on campus in partnership with Friends Committee on National Legislation to get other students involved in lobbying their legislators on issues they care about. She is especially passionate about issues of justice and equitable distribution of resources, whether in an environmental sense or preventing poverty and oppression. In her spare time, Alissa loves to read, sing, dance, sew her own clothes, and go on long walks with her friends. She is excited to continue learning and growing at MANNA

AMAZEworks

AMAZEworks provides curricula, programs, training, and consultation to create equity and belonging for all, because there is power in belonging.

Using Anti-Bias Education theory as a framework for identity development, appreciating differences, and understanding bias, prejudice, and stereotypes, AMAZEworks creates the conditions for belonging and equity and enables people of all ages to engage fully in their relationships with each other and the work that they do in classrooms and workplaces.

AMAZEworks offers anti-bias education curriculum, programs, and training for schools, and organizational and individual cultural assessments, consultation, and equity training for communities, nonprofits, municipalities, and for-profit businesses.

Program Coordinator Intern-

Responsibilities:
•Conduct research on equity and education topics, including but not limited to, implicit bias, Anti-Bias Education, and culturally responsive teaching, to inform and support AMAZEworks curriculum and programming.
•Review and provide feedback on curriculum lessons.
•Contribute through research and writing to the monthly e-newsletter.
•Observe, participate in, and contribute to Anti-Bias Education trainings and workshops.
•Analyze and synthesize program evaluation data.
•Support communication efforts through social media
•General office support as needed.
•Other related duties as assigned.

Population - our target audience is mainly educators - no direct work with children. Most work will be internal with AMAZEworks staff

Qualifications:
•Work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
•Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
•Strategic and creative problem-solving skills
•Proven ability to organize time and work in an effective manner, and to prioritize and manage numerous deadlines and tasks
•Action-oriented, adaptable, and takes initiative
•Quick learner, creative thinker, independent worker
•Passion, integrity, and a positive attitude
•Understanding of and commitment to AMAZEworks’s mission and values: valuing Anti-Bias Education and social justice

American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia

American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia is dedicated to preserving the civil liberties enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Through litigation, lobbying, and communications, the ACLU of Georgia works to preserve and enhance the rights of all citizens of Georgia without political partisanship. Foremost among these rights are freedom of speech and religion, the right to equal treatment under law, and the right to privacy.

The national ACLU was founded in 1920 and is made up of 52 state affiliates. The Georgia affiliate, originally founded in 1970 is now comprised of 15 staff, 22,000 members (in all 159 counties of the state), and over 80,00 supporters. Each day, through community engagement, communications, lobbying, and litigation, the ACLU of Georgia fights to preserve and enhance the rights assured to all people without regard to politics or partisanship. We are a multi issue organization, with current priorities in voter rights and criminal justice reform. We stand for the right to vote, free speech, LGBT rights, racial justice, criminal justice reform, women’s rights, reproductive rights, immigrants’ rights, and other freedoms that are vital to our democracy.

Voter Rights Organizer-

The ACLU of GA seeks an energetic and dynamic voter rights organizer who will help grow and develop the affiliate’s capacity to educate and mobilize ACLU members, supporters and the general public around core voter rights issues, with an emphasis on the issue of redistricting. With the 2020 census approaching, we have an opportunity to advance an agenda that calls for a fair and transparent redistricting process while simultaneously working to correct the many barriers voters experienced in accessing the ballot in the 2018 election.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

  • Organize community meetings and events on redistricting and other voter rights issues; this includes logistics, outreach, and helping to develop the agendas. Fellow will be trained in facilitation as well to be able to apply those skills in community meetings.
  • Coordinate in-district meetings with state legislators in target locations.
  • Coordinate volunteers to engage in on-the-ground monitoring of the election process, including attending Election Board meetings in target locations.
  • Develop and/or execute creative tactics to educate, engage and mobilize ACLU members and the public to get involved in our campaign; similarly, develop and/or execute tactics that engage elected officials to champion our issues.
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Logo
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, we nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems.

The Atlanta Economic Justice Program works with low income, underserved, and vulnerable communities through grassroots organizing and fostering community leadership to build a culture of activism, build coalition, and build resistance to economic injustice.
Leveraging a relevant community issue around economic injustice such as home eviction and foreclosure, mass corporation lay-offs, declining standards of living, lack of protections for renters and small business owners, we bring communities together to build public, community-based campaigns to draw connections between local economic injustice to larger systems of violence and oppression that control our minds, bodies, and communities

Responsibilities:
Attend staff meetings, help facilitate projects

  • Help organize, outreach, and facilitate community meetings in neighborhoods surrounding Turner Field
  • Preparing materials for workshops
  • Door to Door canvassing in NPU-V
  • Data entry
  • Networking with grassroots community groups in NPU-V
Anaga Srinivas

Anaga grew up in Portland, Oregon, and can’t wait to explore Philadelphia and the East Coast with QVS this year. In her free time, she enjoys singing Indian classical music and doing art. She just graduated from Scripps College in Southern California, majoring in Neuroscience with a minor in Politics. She is passionate about social justice and health equity, having worked as a community organizer for the drug decriminalization campaign in Oregon. She is excited to pursue those interests at Pennsylvania Health Access Network during her QVS year!

Andrew Huff

Andrew Huff (he/him) is the Senior Case Manager at Bethesda Project's Church Shelter Program for chronically homeless men. QVS was his first experience with the Religious Society of Friends. Since his QVS fellowship year, he has developed a daily meditation practice grounded in Christianity. Andrew served in Boston in 2015-2016.

Annette Davis

Annette Davis is an enthusiastic healer, soul connector, and artist. She is joyfully committed to uncovering new ways to engage with her spirituality. She grew up in a musical family surrounded by a loving community in Berlin, MA where she learned to center music, art, natural remedies, laughter and fresh food in her life. Annette took a gap year to learn Spanish before attending Connecticut College where she majored in Anthropology. Travel, spontaneity, and healing conversations with loved ones are all things that fill her cup. Part of her life path includes learning more about alternative healing modalities and becoming a relationship coach. She is excited to begin her job at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center working in the Let's Get Movin' Program!

Atlanta Habitat for Humanity

Atlanta Habitat for Humanity partners with corporations, organizations, foundations, and individuals to build 50-60 affordable, green, quality homes each year for first-time, qualified, homebuyers. These homes are sold with a zero interest mortgage. Since 1983, we have built over 1,200 homes for more than 4,000 family members. Atlanta Habitat concentrates its services within the city of Atlanta and Fulton County to families with 30-80% Average Median Income.

The QVS Fellow position is as Family Services Outreach Assistant. The primary duties and responsibilities of this position are: to assist in the recruitment of qualified families by researching outreach opportunities, networking, and presenting program information to targeted audiences; to assist with information sessions and application workshops by providing administrative support and making presentations as requested; to follow up with prospective families to schedule them for an application workshop and apply for the home purchase program; to assist with homeowner education as requested to identify instructors, schedule classes and provide administrative support to the program; to assist with the implementation of a strategy designed to increase the level of community involvement among homeowners; and to research community resources for homeowners and participate in the creation and publication of 2 homeowner newsletters.

Bethesda Project

Since 1979, Bethesda Project has been providing emergency shelter, housing and supportive services for thousands of individuals experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia. By offering a home and safe environment at each of its 14 sites throughout Philadelphia, homeless men and women can stabilize and regain their dignity and self-worth. From street outreach and shelters to permanent housing residences with supportive services, its locations create a Housing First continuum of care for Philadelphia’s chronically homeless. Bethesda Project employs a staff of 125, the majority of whom meet men and women where they are, providing case management to help individuals achieve their highest personal potential. Now, 38 years since its inception through a religious, grassroots volunteer-base, Bethesda Project remains committed to its initial calling and mission... "to find and care for the abandoned poor and to be family with those who have none."

The Community Life Assistant fosters and supports the mission of Bethesda Project while with working with the general public and in partnership with Bethesda Project staff, volunteers, residents, and shelter guests through Community Activities & Engagement, and Volunteer Coordination programs.

Principle duties include:

  • Assist in recruitment, training, and support of volunteers
  • Network with local volunteer agencies, schools, businesses, and faith communities
  • Assist in organizing internal and external recreational, cultural, and advocacy activities and like events, including, but not limited, to annual picnic, holiday events, Bethesda Games, and Volunteer Appreciation Party
  • Maintain volunteer database
  • Develop relationships with Program Coordinators and be aware of each site's in-kind donation needs, volunteer requests, and culture
  • Assist with the collecting and delivery of in-kind donations, which includes maintaining a donation inventory system

 

Better Future Project

Better Future Project works to build a powerful grassroots movement to address the climate crisis and advance a rapid and responsible transition beyond coal, oil, and gas toward a renewable energy future for all.

Our Guiding Vision is a world with a healthy, stable, livable climate where all people live in resilient communities powered by 100% renewable energy that is equitably distributed, decentralized, and democratically controlled and provides millions of safe, well-paying jobs. We believe in grassroots organizing and movement-building and work to center issues of racial economic and social within our work.

We began in 2011, with a student summer program. In 2012, we launched two programs, 350 Massachusetts and Divest Ed. 350 Mass is our statewide volunteer climate action network and now includes hundreds of active members in 17 nodes across Massachusetts who work together to change local and state climate/energy policy. After six years of supporting university student leaders working to divest their school’s endowments in Massachusetts and New England, Divest Ed expanded nationally in fall of 2018, and are currently supporting the work of 50+ campuses around the nation, 21 of whom have one or more students participating in our year-long fellowship program. Our newest program is Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW), which works to advance social resilience through engaging grassroots individuals and organizations around climate preparedness. These 3 programs are served by 11 FTE staff and 2-3 interns. We serve people who are concerned about climate change and want to join a grassroots movement.

Fellow Position: CREW Outreach Coordinator
Primary duties of this position would include: Conducting outreach to prospective "Climate Resilience Hubs" - existing community institutions that agree to educate their constituents on climate impacts and climate preparedness, and offer limited support during extreme weather events. Conducting outreach for "Climate Preparedness Week," following up with Climate Resilience Hubs to learn about their experiences and see how we can improve the program, and working with local CREW volunteer teams to improve their communities' resilience through service, education, and planning projects.

The population served are people in the greater Boston area who will be impacted by climate impacts or are otherwise concerned about these impacts. While our program is young and our fully demographics are being determined, we are particularly interested in working with traditionally marginalized communities, such as communities of color, immigrant populations, the elderly, and others who are more vulnerable to climate impacts. We also work with some who are not as vulnerable themselves but are excited to help their community, including more vulnerable members of the community, to prepare for climate impacts.

Qualifications:
+ Experience with grassroots organizing, community outreach, program management.
+ Experience working with diverse populations
+ Passion for climate, environmental, and social justice
+ Strong written and verbal skills
+ Familiarity with and passion for building an intersectional movement and learning about anti-oppression and social justice issues

Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program (BHCHP)

For 30 years, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) has been committed to a singular, powerful mission: to provide and assure access to the highest quality health care for Boston’s homeless men, women, and children. Over 12,000 homeless men, women, and children are cared for by BHCHP each year. They are committed to ensuring that every one of these individuals has access to comprehensive health care, from preventative dental care to cancer treatment. Their clinicians, case managers, and behavioral health professionals work in more than 60 locations to deliver the highest quality healthcare to some of our community’s most vulnerable — and most resilient — citizens. These health disparities are compounded by the barriers they face in accessing the care and services they need, often rooted in their daily struggles to access food, shelter, clothing, and transportation. Without the safety of a stable home, health care can easily become a distant priority, causing preventable and treatable illnesses to go diagnosed and minor symptoms to rapidly escalate into health crisis. BHCHP has become a nationally recognized model of innovative health care for homeless patients.

The QVS Fellowship position is as a Case Manager and Health Educator. The Fellow will be responsible for making referrals and providing resources to patients in need of services that support their overall health, including detoxes, transitional housing programs, food programs, transportation assistance, etc. The Fellow will help support, assist, and serve patients in myriad ways.

Here is a video of "A Day in the Life of a QVS Fellow" featuring Derek Blankenship working at Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program.

Bread & Roses Community Fund

Bread & Roses Community Fund (BRCF) is a unique partnership of donors and activists who share a vision for a just society in which power and resources are distributed equitably. Bread & Roses was originally founded in 1970 as the People’s Fund – a radical anti-establishment social justice fund – and was re-established in 1977 as Bread & Roses Community Fund. Bread & Roses raises money from individual donors in the community to provide grants, technical assistance, and leadership development to constituent-led, grassroots, social change organizations in the Philadelphia region. The grants BRCF gives are raised and distributed by a cross-race, cross-class, inter-generational group of community members. Bread & Roses centers all of its work around its motto: change, not charity.

Program Associate Position 1- Giving Project Team
The Program Associate reports to the Director of Donor Organizing and will provide administrative support for the Giving Project team. In this role, the Fellow will be a part of all planning sessions for Giving Project meetings. This includes developing logistics agendas, arranging for childcare, and ordering supplies and food for each Giving Project meeting. The Fellow will attend all Giving Project meetings, lead in room set-up/clean-up, while maintaining a high level of hospitality during Giving Project meetings. In addition to supporting the facilitation team, the Fellow will be responsible for taking photos at Giving Project meetings, taking notes during decision-making processes, and responding to any emerging needs of participants and/or the facilitation team.

The Program Associate will take the lead in managing logistics for Meet the Changemakers, a special event in which Giving Project participants meet with grassroots organizers that have received a grant from Bread & Roses. The Program Associate will be responsible for contacting and confirming groups, creating outreach materials, ordering food and supplies and handling on-site logistics for the event. Working closely with the Giving Project facilitation team, the Program Associate will also coordinate with the other staff to schedule interviews with applicant groups and Giving Project participants.

As part of the Giving Project team, the Fellow will have a variety of opportunities to learn about PoC-centered strategies for group facilitation and curriculum building in a highly collaborative environment.

Program Associate Position 2- Under Grant making Director
The position will include: researching and interacting with grassroots community organizers and other local leaders; reviewing and cataloging grant proposals from a wide array of community organizations; and coordinating events for the wider Bread & Roses community.

As the first point of contact for grassroots community organizers within the organization, the QVS Fellow will be responsible for aiding and supporting organizations as they complete their applications. Throughout the year, the QVS Fellow will be responsible for scheduling interviews and site visits with these same organizers. By following actions, movements, and victories around the city, the Fellow will contribute to the Bread & Roses newsletter and internal knowledge of the organization’s grantees.

The QVS Fellow will serve as project manager for our annual Jonathan Lax Scholarship for Gay Men Reception. The reception marks the culmination of the Lax scholarship application process that the Fellow will have managed over the course of their year. The reception happens in the second half of the QVS year, when the Fellow has gained enough experience to take the reins.

There is no typical day in the life of a Bread & Roses Community Fund QVS Fellow, and we like to think that’s what makes it so exciting!

Bridget Lewis

Bridget Lewis grew up in Austin, Texas, and recently graduated from Earlham College with a degree in Religion. The main focus of her studies was Buddhism. During her time at Earlham, she was a proud member of the Javanese Gamelan Ensemble and served as the convenor of Mindfulness House, an intentional living community focused on mindfulness practices, for three years. Bridget was introduced to Quakerism at Earlham and is excited to develop a deeper relationship with it through QVS, as she finds it to be a kindred tradition to the religion she was raised in, Unitarian Universalism. In her free time, Bridget enjoys baking and listening to podcasts, and she has recently become enamored with fiber arts. Bridget is looking forward to serving at Apprentice Learning in the coming year.

Bridging

Bridging was founded in July of 1987 by the Outreach Networking Ministry team of Pax Christi Catholic Community in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, to provide quality furniture and household items free of charge to those in need. Bridging operated as a ministry for five years before becoming a separate 501(c) (3) non-profit in 1992. Having moved to various locations, in 1997 Bridging took ownership of the Bloomington Minnesota warehouse and central offices, located at 201 West 87th Street. Fueled by increased demand, Bridging expanded its service by opening a warehouse in Roseville in November 2006. Between our current locations in Bloomington and Roseville, Bridging operates 64,000 square feet of warehouse space and is considered the largest Furniture Bank in the United States. We partner with approximately 150 area social service agencies who refer their clients to our services. Clients come to one of our two warehouses and our guided by (volunteer) personal shoppers to select the items that they need to make their house a home.

Fellow Position:Client Services Fellow
Primary duties and responsibilities:
- Assist the clients in their shopping experience - helping them select their furniture and household items
- Driving a Bridging truck (training provided) to either assist in the delivery of furniture/household items to clients or picking up the furniture/household items that will be donated to clients
- Oversee and assist with volunteer groups in the warehouse
- Assist in special projects related to Client Services as assigned by the Client Service Manager (i.e. Poverty Simulation Trainings, Advocacy events, client/prospective client follow-up)
- Help with item intake when donors drop off items that will be given to the clients
- Organize warehouse items in a safe and efficient manner
- Assist clients by filling their orders in the warehouse when they come to pick up their items
- Perform other Bridging activities as needed

The Fellow will be working with a wide variety of populations and demographics. Our volunteers range in age from 14 all the way up to 90+. The majority of our clients (90%) have a household income of $20,000 and 56% of them are transitioning out of homelessness. There are clients who have both mental/physical disabilities as well as many for whom English is not their primary language. We do ask our agency partners to provide care attendants/translators in these situations.

The person must have a true heart for service and for those who are experiencing difficult life situations. They should have an open mind and be able to treat others with dignity and respect at all times. We place a high value on diversity, equity and inclusion. This person must be a hard worker and be flexible to do whatever it takes to get the job done. The tasks of this role are imperative to our service delivery. There is a lot of physical labor involved. They should be positive, upbeat and excellent relationally and possess outstanding customer service skills. There will be much interaction with clients, caseworkers, volunteers and donors.

Brown Hope

Brown Hope is a community solution for racial justice, creating connection with Black, Brown, and Indigenous leaders through the heart, mind, and voice to inspire our collective healing. Founded in 2018, Brown Hope champions a radical vision of how direct services and mutual aid can become a platform for social mobilization, creating platforms for healing, economic empowerment, and transformative leadership rooted in self-determination.

We organize for the Heart, creating spaces that elevate the common threads of humanity shared between historically oppressed people. We organize for the Mind, a thought laboratory and spiritual gym, facilitating people-powered opportunities for anti-oppression learning. We organize for the Voice, providing a beautiful alternative to mainstream messages of despair by leveraging profound and diverse cultural experiences.

As a non-profit incubator, Brown Hope initiatives evolve to meet the critical needs of our community. Our current programs include:

  • Power Hour, an intentional space for Black, Brown, and Indigenous people to connect, build power, and heal from the impacts of racism.
  • Blackstreet Bakery, a vegan pop-up bakery honoring North and Northeast Portland as a historic home for Black Portlanders by creating economic opportunities for Black people in plant-based baking.
  • The Black Resilience Fund, an emergency fund dedicated to healing and resilience by providing immediate resources to Black Portlanders.
  • Equity & Beyond, a multi-week, dynamic learning experience that leverages a cohort model to address racial inequality. Through popular education, interdisciplinary activities, and collaborative strategy, we help participants challenge themselves and build power for justice.

 

Fellow Position: Program Evaluation and Assistant Fellow

The Program Evaluation and Assistant Fellow will be an ambassador who will work to support, grow, and build on our current programs through evaluation. They will ensure our programs are tailored to the specific needs of our communities to further Brown Hope’s ability to make justice a lived experience for Black, Brown, and Indigenous people in Oregon. Candidates should live in the community, have a passion for community building and nonprofit service, public speaking skills, the ability to attend teleconference meetings, and also to travel within the community as needed.

Cambridge Friends School

Cambridge Friends School is a co-educational elementary and middle school (pre-K – grade 8) established in 1961 under the care of Friends Meeting at Cambridge, Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). It is the mission of Cambridge Friends School to provide an outstanding education. Guided by Quaker principles, we engage students in meaningful academic learning within a caring community strongly committed to social justice. We expect all students to develop their intellectual, physical, creative, and spiritual potential and, through the example of their lives, to challenge oppression and to contribute to justice and understanding in the world.

 

Fellow Position: Lower School Classroom Aide

Provide academic and social-emotional learning support to students in our two combined grades 3-4 classrooms. Each classroom has 13 students and one full-time teacher. The QVS Fellow will be expected to aid students in various academic subjects, such as math and language arts, help students navigate social dynamics in school, and participate in the overall responsibilities of a teacher in the Lower School.

Camille King

Camille (she/her) was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She graduated from Earlham College with a Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience and Public Health in 2022, and while she is fascinated by medicine, her heart is called to social justice work. During her time at Earlham, she was a Bonner Scholar and took care to be active in campus organizations and club events. Camille loves spending time with her family and friends, sitting in the living room or around a great meal sharing laughter and stories. She was raised Christian and that faith still informs many of her values, but she also draws from other religious traditions as she learns about them and considers herself spiritual. She has always been inquisitive and believes that nothing just "is what it is;" we can always do better for each other. Camille loves all things food, writing, sitting in the sunshine, painting, photography, and learning about things people care about. She is determined to use critical thinking and radical empathy to destroy unjust and inequitable systems and replace them with empowering frameworks of community and mutual success. Camille is so excited to serve at Bread & Roses Community Fund this year!

Colin Battis

Colin Battis (he/him) is originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he was involved with his Unitarian Universalist congregation for most of his life, and found the time to run cross country and make it to Eagle rank in his Boy Scout troop on the side. Moving to Pennsylvania to attend Haverford College, his love for experiencing and learning about the natural world and his concern for accelerating biodiversity loss led him to major in Environmental Studies, as well as minoring in Creative Writing. While his hopes of studying sustainability and the energy industry abroad in Germany were cut short by the pandemic, Colin was able to complete an environmental capstone project in his senior year. His capstone involved working with a local solar energy co-op to deliver an info session and communications toolkit to promote solar power and enable homeowners, businesses, and nonprofits to start considering their options for solar power.

At Haverford, Colin dabbled in student journalism, manned the tech support desk in the IT department, and served as a member of the college's Committee for Environmental Responsibility, helping push for carbon neutrality planning and for reducing the amount of red meat served at the dining center. His interest in building intentional community also led to his place in Haverford's Quaker House, where he was able to more deeply experience and learn about Quaker values and traditions while holding events for the campus and even (a little anxiously) taking on the role of house treasurer. Along with running and experiencing the outdoors, Colin is passionate about writing, visual art, and games, especially ones that clog up a tabletop with lots of dice rolling and little pieces. He is looking forward to working with the Better Future Project during his time as a fellow, specifically helping to build climate resilience with Communities Responding to Extreme Weather.

Central Outreach and Advocacy Center

Central Outreach and Advocacy Center opens doors to overcome and prevent homelessness.

We do this work by:
--empowering our guests to take the next step toward self-sufficiency.
--passionately and intentionally telling our guests’ stories to educate others.
--ensuring we have the resources to be at our best.

We believe in meeting people where they are with patience and humility and treating each person with respect and dignity.

Central OAC began over 30 years ago when a woman knocked on the doors of Central Presbyterian Church, asking for help with food. She was working, but struggling to pay rent, utilities, and put food on the table for her family. The associate pastor was able to find some food for her and Central OAC began as an emergency food pantry. The church staff realized that people were asking for other types of assistance and that the outreach center needed to be a separate organization with its own staff and Board of Directors. Central OAC became a separate, nonprofit in 1997. We currently have 4 full-time staff and about 20 regular volunteers. We have 3 main programs: supportive services (state identification, birth certificates, clothing vouchers, medical referrals, etc.), job readiness, and advocacy. We typically serve over 4,000 unduplicated guests each year. The majority of our guests are African American men who are experiencing homelessness.

Outreach Advocate-
• Assists during the open hours of Center with the following areas:
o Front desk
o Intake with guests
o Main Frame Job Readiness Program
• Assists with the training of volunteers and interns
• Assists with administrative tasks during the closed hours of Center
o Answering telephone
o Mail processing
o Making copies
• Ensures that the Center is a safe, welcoming, affirming and trusted space for guests, staff and volunteers
• Possible public policy advocacy duties

Experience and Required Skills:
• Experience working in a nonprofit preferred
• Some experience working with homeless men and women or at least a strong desire to work with those experiencing homelessness
• Above average computer skills (minimum of Word, and Excel)
• Above average speaking and writing skills
• Ability to work in the context of a faith-based organization and to embrace the values and mission of the OAC

 

Community Action Agency of Somerville (CAAS)

Community Action Agency of Somerville (CAAS) has been the federally designated anti-poverty agency serving Somerville, Massachusetts since 1981. CAAS’ mission is to reduce poverty among local families and individuals while working to counteract, and whenever possible eliminate, the societal conditions that cause and perpetuate poverty. CAAS’ key strategies for accomplishing this mission are to: expand and promote opportunities for all Somerville residents in the fields of education, employment, housing, health, and improved neighborhood life; and serve as a structure for empowering both low-income constituencies and those whose full involvement in the community has been obstructed or discouraged by oppression and discrimination.

Every three years, CAAS conducts a Community Needs Assessment (CNA). This involves rigorous solicitation of community input resulting in real community ownership of CAAS’ programs and services. The Community Planning QVS Fellow will help conduct a CNA and develop a local Community Action Plan that will guide this agency’s work for the next three years. Broadly, the Fellow will be asking Somerville’s low-income residents what would strengthen their community and inquiring after the perceived barriers to economic security.The Fellow will survey needs, educate residents about available community resources, and attempt to bring community members into the social justice/anti-poverty network. The Fellow should have a passion for social justice and curiosity about the needs and wants of the groups and individuals with whom he/she will come in contact. Experience with Community Organizing theory and practice would be a plus! Additional language skills, Spanish in particular, would be helpful as well.

Comunidades Organizando el Poder y la Accion Latina (COPAL)

COPAL’s mission is to unite Latinxs in Minnesota in active grassroots communal democracy, building racial, gender, social and economic justice across community lines. COPAL was established in January 2018 and has been making rapid progress, both in terms of increasing its organizational capacity and amplifying its reach and impact. COPAL is governed by an 8-member board of directors (100% Latinx) and staffed by 15 employees (100% Latinx). COPAL was launched to organize with the Latinx community and allies around a multitude of issues associated with dramatic shifts in immigration policy and growing incidents of hate and hateful rhetoric directed at the Latinx community and broader immigrant communities living in Minnesota.

Fellow Position: Social Media Content Creator

Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Attend and contribute to organizing events across campaigns.
  • Help coordinate phone banking and text banking
  • Coordinate with the Communications Director to generate content and handle research.
  • Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis.
  • Work with the Environmental Justice Director and Communications Director to develop an environmental justice narrative that is culturally relevant for the MN Latinx community.
  • Commit half of their time to the Environmental Justice unit and the other half to general comms operations for the organization.
Damon Motz-Storey
"Quaker Voluntary Service helped me to launch my career, find community, and deepen my spiritual practice and relationship with God and the inner Christ. After an exceptionally challenging year of COVID-19 impacting Fellows and the communities they serve, there has never been a more important time to invest in the financial wellbeing of Quaker Voluntary Service so that it can continue to provide a space in Portland for seekers of spiritual growth and career building have a place to land, be together, and explore themselves in this marvelous Rose City."
- Damon Motz-Storey, 2016-2017 Portland Fellow
Drum Corps Academy Cohort at Olney Charter High School

Drum Corps Academy Cohort at Olney Charter High School will prepare urban high school students for college while completely infusing the curriculum with music. DCAC will become the first competitive marching band in the city of Philadelphia in more than 25 years. Excellence in Music. Excellence in Life.

Vision, philosophy, and goals: We know that participation in music and the Marching Arts transforms lives. However, there hasn’t been a competitive marching band in the city for a generation. The DCAC program will transform lives through the power of music. It is our goal for the band to win a state championship. (DCAC) is a special program opening at Olney Charter High School in September 2019. With a maximum of 60 ninth graders and a cohorted schedule, DCAC will have a small-magnet feel. And with a One-to-One iPad program, Member Support Coordinator, and nationally recruited teachers, DCAC will prepare all students for college.

DCAC has been in planning for 3 years. Sep 2019 is the launch date of our first Freshman class!  Size and scope of agency - OCHS is a comprehensive high school with 1800 students. However, the DCAC will consist of the Arts Coordinator, 3 teachers, the MSC, and possibly one other staff member. There student max is 60.

DCAC is open to any high school student that lives in Philadelphia. We will run an online student recruitment campaign targeting aspiring musicians who want to go to college and the bulk of our in-person recruitment will be at the 4 surrounding schools: Olney Elem., Feltonville, Morrison, and Lindley Academy.

DCAC Member Service Coordinator-
DCAC is the Drum Corps Academy Cohort @ Olney Charter High School in Philadelphia, PA. We serve about 50 freshmen and sophomores within a large high school (2000 students). DCAC members are cohorted for 3 of their 8 classes. While we are looking for a QVS Fellow with some music experience so that they can support and feel comfortable in a Band/Music class, the main function of the MSC is to support members with academics, social skills, and advocacy.

The MSC would track students through our Student Information System, and target students who are in danger of failing for extra support and tutoring. The MSC would identify students who might do better in an honors class setting and pull them out once a week for extra challenges. The MSC would identify students who are having social challenges and support them directly or by connecting them to resources. Depending on the QVS Fellow's level of music experience, they could support with small group work and by modeling in group rehearsals. Additionally, if time permits, the fellow could support the Arts Coordinator with some administrative tasks such as filling out Trip Request Forms, etc

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center

The mission of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) is to provide easily accessible, affordable, appropriate, high-quality, personalized, coordinated primary care, for all who live and work in East Boston and the surrounding communities, without regard to age, income, insurance status, language, culture, or social circumstances.

For more than 45 years, EBNHC has provided high-quality, comprehensive medical care to the communities of Revere, Chelsea, Winthrop, Everett and East Boston. Since opening our doors in 1970, the health center has operated 24/7/365 and has grown to become the only health center in New England, and one of the few in the country, to provide continuous care. EBNHC serves a diverse, low-income, medically under-served community with one of the largest Latino populations in Massachusetts. Many families are first-generation immigrants, and over half of East Boston households are primarily non-English speaking. Long home to new immigrant groups, the arrival of newcomers over the past 20 years from Central and South America provides East Boston with the highest number (and largest proportion) of Latinos in all Boston neighborhoods. Seventeen percent of the population lives at least 200% below the federal poverty line and 39.8% of household incomes earn less than $35,000 per year.

Position: Care Navigator
In an effort to eliminate health disparities (gaps in health status and health care equity across racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups), the fellow’s primary role will be to work in our Community Resource Center connecting patients to concrete community resources that they have been unable to access on their own. The Fellow will predominantly work with immigrants, low-income individuals, and patients with complex medical needs, linking them to needed medical, social service and legal services.

When focusing on immediate survival needs of food, shelter, and clothing, individuals without reliable access to care often defer healthcare concerns until they become acute. Whether it is explaining tenant rights to a family facing eviction, reviewing all available food access programs to an elderly patient experiencing food insecurity, or connecting a recent immigrant with local agencies that can provide free immigration consults, the Fellow will provide compassionate, direct services our patients. The Fellow will assist with completing applications for public housing, disability, utility and fuel assistance, as well as connecting families with childcare, playgroups, parenting classes, school enrollment, after school programs, and summer camps.
Additionally, Fellow will take a lead role in coordinating other community serving agencies services for EBNHC patients onsite and will oversee their operations. These include programs such as: Cradles to Crayons (distributing gently used clothing to children), management of a Fair Food program (packaging and distributing $2 bag rescued food), and a Red Cross Mobile Food Pantry The Fellow will actively seek innovative ways to help patients’ access basic needs and look to bring new resources to EBNHC.

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon- HIV Services

Committed to mutual respect and understanding, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon brings together diverse communities of faith to learn, serve and advocate for justice, peace and the integrity of creation.

The HIV Day Center is a drop in center for low income people living with HIV/AIDS. The Day Center provides hot breakfasts and lunches four days each week. Staff are available for counseling, information and referral, and help with problem solving. Day Center clients have access to phones, a mail drop, computers with internet access, WiFi, washer and dryer, clothing, a shower and hygiene supplies. The Day Center also provides therapeutic and recreational activities. Massage, haircuts, foot care and acupuncture are provided by volunteer practitioners.

The HIV Day Center opened in Portland in May 1990. Created in direct response to needs outlined by a coalition of healthcare providers in 1987, the Day Center was the first free-standing, community-based program of its kind in the United States.

Clients can self-refer to the Day Center; the only requirements are that they are HIV positive and have incomes below 300 percent of the federal poverty level. There are no fees for any Day Center service.

The Activities and Event Coordinator is responsible for the planning and implementation of on- and off-site psychosocial support activities for clients at Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s HIV Day Center. The Activities and Events Coordinator will also coordinate the Holiday Giving Tree program, attend events such as Pride and World AIDS Day, and manage the activity calendar monthly. This position will assist in the cooking and kitchen duties when needed and assist the project Coordinator with tasks such as contributing to the Day Center social media sites, client newsletter, and outreach opportunities. The Activities and Events Coordinator will record activities and participation to HIV Services Storiicare software and assist in tracking attendance on the software.

This position will monitor and coordinate services related to client basic needs, including laundry, showers, toiletries, mail, and clothing closet. The Activities and Events Coordinator will encourage a spirit of hospitality, organization and community within the HIV Day Center. This position will concurrently ensure the safety of clients, staff and volunteers by enforcing client compliance with HIV Day Center rules and policies.

Education Law Center

The Education Law Center’s mission is to ensure access to a quality public education for all children in Pennsylvania. We pursue this mission by focusing on the most underserved students: children living in poverty, children of color, children with disabilities, children in the foster care and juvenile justice systems, children experiencing homelessness, English learners, LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming students – and many who are at the intersection of these identities.

ELC began in 1975 in Philadelphia with one attorney, a VISTA volunteer, and a part-time secretary. Our organization has grown considerably over the last four decades to two offices statewide, 17 employees, and 19 board directors. Today, we are a known community resource for students and their families and a known leader in public education reform—in the Greater Philadelphia region, throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and nationally. ELC remains the only legal advocacy organization in Pennsylvania, and one of just a few in the nation, exclusively devoted to helping students and families overcome barriers to accessing a quality public education. Our three key priority areas include: 1) Ensuring Equal Access to quality public schools; 2) Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline; and 3) Fighting for Fair Funding. Together, these areas strategically help us achieve our long-term vision where all children – regardless of ability, race or ethnicity, gender or sexual identity, native language, or economic situation – have access to a high-quality public education and the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Policy Fellow-
The Policy Fellow will work directly with Policy Director to assist with our K-12 education advocacy efforts in Pennsylvania. The Fellow may:
conducting social science research on various education issues
• Conduct social science research on various education issues
• Collect and analyze data for use in legislative and other advocacy
• Write policy analyses and policy briefs connected to legislation, research, and advocacy
• Work with community members as we help them advocate with policy makers
• Assist the communications team with media activities, including drafting press releases, background briefings, editorial board meetings, and maintaining up-to-date media lists
• Expand our contacts with public education activists and community groups throughout the state by identifying new contacts (from existing relationships, news articles, phone calls and e-mails addressed to us, etc.), talking with them to learn their concerns and to share our perspectives, and bringing them into our networks.

The Fellow should be a motivated individual who is able to work in a team environment, and have the following: excellent interpersonal, writing, and computer skills; superior organization skills; interest in education-related issues or child advocacy; experience with quantitative analyses a plus; ability to help with graphic design (e.g. ability to create effective infographics) a plus; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously; ability to work independently; flexibility and a sense of humor.

Elizabeth Zhao

Elizabeth Zhao grew up in Edison, New Jersey. She is a recent graduate of Bryn Mawr College with a major in sociology and a minor in health studies. At Bryn Mawr, Elizabeth developed a passion for social change. Outside of classes, she has volunteered with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program as a tax preparer and co-coordinator of the BMC program helping students and low-income taxpayers file their taxes and maximize credits and refunds. This coming year, Elizabeth is excited to grow and learn as a QVS Fellow at the Outside In East Clinic.

Elsa Hoover

Elsa Hoover (she/her) was born and raised in Portland, OR. Elsa graduated from Earlham College with a BA in Peace and Global Studies and minors in Museum Studies and Economics. At Earlham, Elsa worked at the Joseph Moore Museum and was the president of EC Votes, a club dedicated to voter registration and education. In her free time, Elsa enjoys watching movies, weaving, and listening to podcasts about urban design. She is excited to join the Minnesota State Horticulture Society team and explore the Twin Cities this year!

Evan Saito

Evan Saito (He/Him) is from Northampton, MA where he grew up attending Northampton Friends Meeting. He recently graduated from Earlham College with a BA in Peace and Global Studies, concentrating in Law and Justice. Evan served as a Bonner Scholar at Earlham, working as a program Intern during his Junior and Senior years. His service placements also included the Amigos Richmond Latino Center, the Tibet Policy Institute (Dharamshala, India), and the EC Mutual Aid Fund. During the 2020-21 academic year, Evan worked as an Advocacy Corps Member with the FCNL, lobbying members of the Indiana Congressional delegation on the topic of immigration. Following this experience, Evan worked to combine his training in lobbying and advocacy with his community work, receiving a grant from the Bonner Foundation to form the Richmond Advocacy and Leadership Program (RALP) in the Summer of 2021. As RALP Coordinator, he worked with local high school students to research, strategize, and implement a youth-led advocacy campaign addressing local policy issues. Evan loves to play violin, sing, and build community through music. He is excited for a year of exploration, career discernment, and growth with QVS! Evan looks forward to learning and growing at his placement with the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center this coming year.

Every Campus A Refuge

Every Campus A Refuge calls on every college and university in the world to partner with their local refugee resettlement agencies to house refugees on campus grounds and assist them in resettlement. The idea is that university and college campuses have everything necessary – housing, food, care, skills – to take in refugees and support them as they begin their lives in their new homes.

 

 

Fellow Position: Program Coordinator 

ECAR is looking to coordinate a resettlement effort between the 3 Quaker colleges near Philadelphia- Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore OR at different universities in Atlanta such as Emory University and Agnes Scott College through a Program Coordinator position. This will be an inaugural position which will allow ECAR to better understand how to scale up ECAR to colleges and universities across the country and how to utilize partnerships to do so. The Coordinator will:

  • Coordinate resettlement efforts with the resettlement agency on the college campuses.
  • Train, vet, and coordinate student volunteer efforts with guests.
  • Support the project’s leadership through research, curricular, programmatic, and conceptual development.
  • Field questions and concerns from volunteers regarding hosting tasks.
  • Perform hosting tasks assigned to College as needed and which are not or cannot be done by volunteers.
  • Welcome refugees at the airport, escort them to the housing, and explain ECAR to them as per our Best Practices manual.
  • Be available to the refugees (by phone) while they are on campus in case of emergencies.
  • Organize the move from campus to off-campus housing.
  • Assist with off-campus housing needs as they arise.
  • Reach out to and collaborate with local organizations and faith communities that can help the College in providing resettlement services.
  • Coordinate and manage fundraising drives for in-kind donations and money gifts to support the resettlement efforts.
  • Support guests to access resources, achieve objectives and maximize their independence and advocate on their behalf, working to resolve problems that may prevent their access to needed services.
  • Assist guests with transitioning off-campus and finding appropriate housing while ensuring their independence.

The QVS fellow will be working with a wide range of college students as well as the refugee guests being resettled on campus. The guests may come from a diverse range of backgrounds, ages, and demographics as well as may have certain special needs that the ECAR chapter will only become aware of shortly before a case is accepted to be resettled on a given campus.

Fair Food

Fair Food is dedicated to preserving productive Fair Food in the Delaware Valley and bringing healthy, humanely-raised local food to the Philadelphia area. Fair Food was founded in 2000 with the goal of slowing the rapid loss of productive farmland by finding new wholesale buyers and simplifying delivery logistics so that food produced in the region could get to consumers’ plates. They call the work of relationship building between producers and wholesale buyers “Value Chain Coordination” (VCC); it is impactful, low input, and drives economic activity – it’s an essential tool to achieve the goal of creating a strong and resilient local food system. Fair Food also works to strengthen the public’s access to locally produced food via The Fair Food Farmstand at Reading Terminal Market, a year-round, retail outlet for all-local products. The Farmstand carries a variety of fresh produce, meats, poultry, dairy, eggs, cheese and value-added products from organic and sustainable farms within a 150-mile radius of Philadelphia. Open seven days a week, the goals of the Farmstand are to educate consumers about the benefits of buying local, to provide the region with a point of access to sustainably-raised food, and to support farmers by providing a market for local products.

A QVS Fellow will serve as The Food Access Coordinator (FAC) and will be responsible for managing Fair Food’s Double Dollars Program on a day-to-day basis as well as identifying opportunities to increase the program’s impact and collaborate with partners and similar initiatives in the Philadelphia-area. Double Dollars is a Double Value Coupon Program (DVCP) that serves individuals using SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits, by offering a dollar-for dollar match on groceries purchased at the Farmstand. The Food Access Coordinator will track Double Dollars, learn about food access initiatives, and conduct customer outreach.

FCS | Focused Community Strategies

FCS|Focused Community Strategies partners with under-served neighborhoods to provide innovative and holistic development that produces flourishing communities where God’s Shalom is present. FCS is currently focused on the neighborhood of Historic South Atlanta and specializes in neighborhood engagement, mixed-income housing and economic development. FCS closely aligns all of its work in partnership with the neighborhood. The Neighborhood Engagement (NE) team works in close partnership with neighborhood leadership to ensure the community voice and blessing in all FCS activities. The NE team runs several neighborhood programs and actively supports our partner agencies working within the community.The QVS Fellow will serve as a Neighborhood Engagement Intern and assist with the following projects:

  • South Atlanta Food Co-op - serve as liaison between FCS and food co-op members
  • South Atlanta Civic League Events - assist in the planning and coordination of neighborhood led events (annual Kickball Tournament and Treat Street Halloween Party)
  • Pride for Parents Christmas Toy Program - manage volunteers, toy drive coordination and store logistics
  • Community Organizing - assist the Director in hosting and organizing multiple community organizing events through the year
  • Master Planning - assist FCS and neighborhood leadership through Master Planning process

The NE Intern needs to be highly relational, a strong communicator, and organized. Knowledge of urban issues is helpful, but not required.

Fleisher Art Memorial

The mission of Fleisher Art Memorial is to make art accessible to everyone, regardless of economic means, background, or artistic experience.

Fleisher nurtures creativity in our community, engaging children and adults of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences in immersive experiences that build bridges and deepen community bonds over a common curiosity in art-making and learning. We work to dismantle barriers to arts access, whether geographic, psychological, or economic. Our vision is to foster a diverse and just world where everyone can access art.

Located in South Philadelphia, Fleisher is recognized as the nation’s oldest community school of the arts. It was founded by Samuel Fleisher in 1898 as a place where anyone, especially those that otherwise lacked access to creative enrichment, could enroll in an art class. Fleisher has 25 staff members and 75 teaching artists.

A strong reputation attracts art-makers from throughout the region, but we focus our engagement efforts on our surrounding South Philadelphia neighborhoods, a diverse and changing area that has historically been the arrival point for many immigrant families. Applying strategies to make our campus and programs more welcoming, accessible, and relevant to new audiences not only helps us attract participants, but also leads to a deeper level of engagement with our current students, neighbors, and visitors.

Education Fellow
Primary duties include:

  • Assisting the development and implementation of community engagement strategies that make educational programs for adults and children/youth more engaging and relevant to diverse audiences
  • Planning classes/workshops/lectures/events in collaboration with program staff and community partners, including:
    • Tuition-free and low-cost classes for adults
    • Art for the Ages creative aging program for older Latinx immigrants
    • Saturday Young Artists program
    • Community Partnerships in the Arts in-school, arts-integrated residencies
    • Creative Labs after-school, on-site program for children/youth
    • Found in Translation humanities seminars
  • Coordinating meetings with Education Department staff, teaching faculty, and guest artists
  • Supporting administration efforts in registration, enrollment, and tuition, for all programs
  • Additional administrative and operative support for the Director of Education as needed

The Fellow will work with audiences of all ages in South Philadelphia, historically the arrival point for many immigrant and refugee families. Fleisher is at the geographic center of these diverse and vibrant communities. To Fleisher’s south are more economically-challenged neighborhoods, home to Mexican, Chinese, Cambodian, Nepalese, Laotian, Bhutanese, Indonesian, Venezuelan, and Vietnamese immigrant populations.

The Education Fellow should be committed to working with diverse community members to help them find and keep a sense of place in a rapidly-changing South Philadelphia, using the power of art, creativity, and culture. The Fellow should have excellent communication skills, the ability to work both collaboratively and independently, and a strong interest in the impact of community-driven art, and the enriching impact of the arts in education.

Friends Fiduciary Corporation

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Friends Fiduciary Corporation is a Quaker non-profit providing professional, socially responsible investment management services exclusively to Quaker organizations, serving over 320 Friends meetings, churches, schools and organizations across the country.

The QVS Alum will work closely with the Executive Director and other staff to support our socially responsible investment work, assist in marketing efforts, database maintenance, special projects and support some day to day office activities. The QVS Alum will learn about and work on a variety of human rights and economic and social justice issues, with particular emphasis on the impacts of corporate activity on climate change, sustainability reporting, lobbying, human trafficking, and ethical practices in the financial sector. This work will advance best practices within companies to mitigate their impact on climate change and will support an initiative to leverage FFC’s position as socially responsible investors to advance climate solutions. The QVS Alum will assist in interpreting and communicating the value of this work to FFC’s stakeholders.

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Friends General Conference

Friends General Conference provides services and resources for individual Friends, meetings, and people interested in the Quaker way. FGC is an association of regional Quaker communities in the U.S. and Canada working together to nurture a vital Quaker faith. Founded in 1900, FGC has grown from a voluntary organization of seven yearly meetings, created to hold a “general conference” every other year, to an association of fourteen yearly meetings, supplemented with regional groups and individual meetings. FGC continues to sponsor an annual Gathering of Friends.

At its heart, FGC is a member and volunteer led organization. The way FGC operates is deeply rooted in the Quaker testimonies and based on Quaker practices. We believe that through worship and openness to God’s will, the right focus and direction for the organization will emerge. Discernment is achieved through broad participation of Friends from around the country in a variety of committees.

The QVS Alumni Fellow will serve as the Ministry on Racism Support Specialist, working closely with the Committee for Nurturing Ministries (CNM) coordinator for the ministry on racism work, the Committee for Nurturing Ministries (and other FGC staff as appropriate.) The support specialist assists the coordinator and committee with their routine work, planning of consultations and conferences, and also assists with inquiries from monthly, quarterly and yearly meetings. The support specialist assists with supporting the FGC staff in its diversity work and identifying resources that nurture the work of addressing racism within the Religious Society of Friends. This year (2017-2018) the support specialist will assist CNM with supporting FGC with initiating the Institutional Cultural Assessment. The fellow should have experience in or a desire to develop experience with a diverse range of individuals regarding age, race, gender and ethnic backgrounds, and should understand White Supremacy is a systemic problem within the United States and Canada. The Fellow should work autonomously, write clearly and directly, as well as have the ability to edit written materials.

Friends of Trees

It is our experience at Friends of Trees that planting trees with community members is also key to fighting climate change. Planting and caring for trees increases community members’ engagement with the environment and overall participation in civic life, including engaging around climate action. There is a ripple effect from volunteering to plant trees that also fights climate change, beyond the actual trees. We bring people together. Inspiring our community members to plant, care for, and learn about trees is key to our mission. We welcome individuals, families, and businesses throughout western Oregon and SW Washington to help restore and beautify our region. Friends of Trees recognizes that not everyone has equal access to the benefits of trees. As we work to remedy that, we strive to be a welcoming and safe place for everyone, regardless of age, ability, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, political views, or economic status. Without our volunteers, we are nothing. But together, we do amazing things. Friends of Trees’ youth educational programming actively and meaningfully connects young people K-12 with nature while providing hands-on experience with environmental work. We offer a classroom-based curriculum combined with field work; internships and training programs that involve field work, job training and skills development; and the opportunity to directly volunteer at educational, safe, welcoming and inclusive community tree planting events.

Fellow Position: NT (Neighborhood Trees) Program Outreach Specialist

The NT (Neighborhood Trees) Program Outreach Specialist will work to create opportunities for community organizations, NGOs, schools, and businesses to participate in tree plantings on their properties and in their neighborhoods. They will support FOT through outreach to neighborhoods through canvassing, neighborhood association meetings, communications with homeowners, tenants and landlords. Additionally, the QVS Fellow will support planting events by working with volunteers, run registration, prep, and community engagement. They will create equity-centered outreach solutions, to green our region, while growing community.

General Duties: Support NT program in getting more trees in homeowners yards; Bring more trees to non-homeowners. Research contact information for Multifamily Housing Properties, Property Management companies, Commercial properties with room in parking lots; Increase Tree planting in NGO and other community spaces and locations. Work to increase programs with schools, nonprofits, small businesses, large companies, to increase urban tree canopy; Work with Depave to support in removal of concrete for tree planting in parking lots, or other paved and underutilized areas; Canvass to generate interest in planting trees in door-to-door in Low Income / Low Canopy neighborhoods (connect residents with tree planting opportunities); Door-to-Door Follow-ups in Low Income, Low Canopy neighborhoods to assist residents with tree planting plans (with Covid-19 precautions in place); Tenant Engagement. Send postcards to renters whose trees are getting planted. Send postcards to residents who don't have emails whose trees are getting planted.

This position typically works with adults, but may also work with youth on occasion. We work with 8 municipalities and 7 regions within Portland itself, focusing on neighborhood clusters, representing folks from a myriad of backgrounds.

Friends Publishing Corporation (FPC)

Friends Publishing Corporation- Our mission is to communicate Quaker experience in order to connect and deepen spiritual lives.

Our products include Friends Journal, the leading Quaker periodical with a 192‐year legacy of publication; QuakerSpeak, the groundbreaking YouTube channel exploring Quaker beliefs and ministries; and the web properties FriendsJournal.org, QuakerSpeak.com, and Quaker.org. We have a staff of 8 and we serve an international audience.

Editorial and Audience Engagement Fellow-
The Fellow will work in our office to support our editorial and audience engagement efforts. They will participate in the creation and curation of our magazine, website, and multimedia content. They will also support our audience development specialist with marketing, content promotion, and other important tasks. Everyone on our small team plays an important part in serving a growing audience hungry to connect with the experience of Quakers.

Friends Rehabilitation Program (FRP)

Friends Rehabilitation Program (FRP) is a Quaker values-based affordable housing and social service provider working in the Philadelphia region. The organization aims to transform neighborhoods through community-based economic development, sustainable affordable housing, and transitional opportunities for marginalized populations. By integrating best practices in sustainable and equitable development, FRP focuses on empowering residents, unlocking value, and fostering vibrant, creative communities. FRP provides 500 units of affordable housing in various neighborhoods of Philadelphia and employs over 70 individuals. FRP’s work emphasizes racial and economic justice, equity and ownership, and trauma-informed care as we foster communities of excitement, wonder, pride and engagement. They are developing affordable and mixed-income housing and sustainable cooperatives with a systems approach to supporting marginalized communities. FRP aims to cultivate ‘ecosystems’ that foster social cohesion, stewardship, and resilience through housing, training, food access, community programs, social services, and sustainable business incubation. FRP uses an asset-based approach and the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship to inform this work.

The Volunteer Coordinator and Sustainable Development Fellow will work closely with staff in a team-based approach to increase the capacity of FRP to provide safe, quality, affordable housing. The fellow will work in 4 main areas :
• Volunteer Events: coordinating logistics for volunteer days, managing relationships with volunteers as well as external partners (other nonprofits, neighborhood groups, etc), and building out a system of stewardship for FRP volunteers (60%)
• Research: conducting community outreach and research in the spirit of asset development and appreciative inquiry, attending relevant community meetings, and assisting the Director of Development in evidence-based development research (20%)
• Individual Donors: contributing to Benevon event brainstorming and planning logistics and providing data entry support as necessary (10%)
• Individual Project: we are excited to encourage and support the fellow’s interests and leadership skills by using some of their time with us to pursue projects they are energized by. Previous examples include: developing an individual giving program through the network of Quaker meetinghouses, creating office systems to support recycling and composting, and developing a strategic plan for FRP development of tiny homes. (20%)

Friends School of Atlanta

Friends School Atlanta's mission is to provide challenging academics in a diverse environment, drawing on the Quaker testimonies, or values, of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship to empower our students to go out into the world with conscience, conviction and compassion. FSA, opened in 1991 as a model for diversity and with the belief that all students have within themselves unique capacities for learning and achievement.

The school currently serves 180 students and employs 48 faculty and staff. The learning program provides opportunities for students to achieve their highest academic levels. In a supportive learning environment, students develop their capacities through independent thought, service and responsible action, thereby fostering life-long learning, self-confidence and respect for others. We provide a caring, cooperative atmosphere encouraging students to support each other as equals, and discourage that which would set one student above another.
The belief of Friends that individuals must find their own way leads to respect for the faith of everyone. Following the Quaker tradition of meeting corporately in reflective silent worship, an integral part of the school is the weekly meeting where the community gathers in silence to attend to the inner voice of the Spirit. This is a time to reflect upon experience, share thoughts with one another and seek truth.

Fellow Position: Assistant Teacher
FSA serves a diverse population of students including some students with learning disabilities in an inclusive classroom model. Approximately 45% of students identify as students of color, 30% receive financial assistance to support their enrollment, and FSA has long been a welcoming school community for LGBTQ families. The QVS Fellow would support students and teachers in a wide variety of ways and depending upon their areas of interest. Past QVS have taught in classrooms, monitored playground, originated clubs, created service learning opportunities, mentored individual students, researched grant opportunities, supported refugee Quaker families in their matriculation to the school.

The QVS Fellow should enjoy working with children and and be flexible. Humor, organizational skills and patience are good qualities for this position. Assistant teachers cover lots of diverse needs at school and many of the areas of coverage will take place outdoors. Having a playful side is a must!

FSA follows a traditional school schedule. QVS Fellows are asked to be on campus from 8am until 4pm. Tuesdays, we hold a faculty/staff meeting until 5pm. The school is able to be pretty flexible with work schedules.

Friends School of Minnesota

The Friends School of Minnesota is a K-8 progressive education school grounded in Quaker values. FSMN was founded in 1988 and is located in the Midway neighborhood of Saint Paul. We currently have 135 students and 35 faculty and staff.

Mission:
Our mission is to prepare children to embrace life, learning, and community with hope, skill, understanding and creativity. We are committed to the Quaker values of peace, justice, simplicity and integrity.
 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
As the Marketing Communications Assistant, the person in this position will partner with the communications director to:
  • Create and solicit content for select written school communications (i.e., write, edit, format, brand, take pictures, post, etc.). Some of those communications may include: weekly newsletter, blog, website, social media, external publications (e.g., Friends Circle, plant sale articles, yearbook, annual report, press releases, programs for school events, etc.), developing content where appropriate, advertising
  • Develop creative ways to tell FSMN’s story. Possibly through videos, cartoons, etc.
  • Assist with photo and media management
  • Assist at special events like open houses, plant sale, and festivals as needed
  • Interview students, faculty, alumni and community
  • Create longer-term communications strategies around key programs

As the Front Office Support, the person in this position will partner with the front office manager and FSMN Head of School to:

  • Manage the front office while the front office manager completes projects, has lunch and/or runs FSMN’s Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA). Managing the front office may include the following tasks as well as other tasks not listed.
  • Answering phones and helping to connect callers to the appropriate people
  • Helping students who may feel ill, overwhelmed, or just need a little break
  • Updating calendars
  • Managing and responding to emails
  • Problem solving to determine solutions to problems that arise
  • Help organize and complete data entry projects as needed during front office support time
  • Occasionally help with arrival and dismissal as needed
Friends World Committee for Consultation Section of the Americas (FWCC)

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Created out of vision and hope almost a century ago, Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC)today is a broad association of Quaker Yearly Meetings stretching across all branches of Friends- an interweaving of relationships, histories, and concerns. Answering God’s call to universal love, FWCC brings Friends of varying traditions and cultural experiences together in worship, communications and consultation, to express our common heritage and our Quaker message to the world. We envision a thriving and integrated network of Friends from the Arctic to the Andes, woven together in transformative faith, learning to love, listen, and witness.

The QVS Alumni Fellow will assist with the Funding Innovation Program, exploring new ideas for one or more alternative funding possibilities using models from other faith-based non-profit organizations. This work will be done with transparency and fair trade ethics. It will experiment with at least one model in this five-year period. . The Fellow will gain experience in aspects of non-profit board management, researching, planning and implementing a new social enterprise project, learn about the burgeoning field of social enterprise, and about fundraising in a non-profit and specifically Quaker environment. There is a very strong preference for Fellows who can read, write and speak Spanish in addition to English. And because international travel may be required, although it is not guaranteed, the ability to obtain a passport and necessary travel documents for legal travel with the Americas is also required.

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FriendshipWorks

FriendshipWorks mission is to reduce social isolation, enhance the quality of life and preserve the dignity of seniors in Boston and Brookline. We accomplish this mission by recruiting and training volunteers of all ages and backgrounds to provide a range of services including: long-term social visitation, short-term task assistance, and accompaniment on medical appointments. Our PetPals, MusicWorks and Relaxation Through the Arts programs bring the joys of pets, music, artistic expression and movement to older adults in senior buildings, assisted living facilities and nursing homes. We serve adults 60+ (55+ if they have vision or hearing loss) who live in Boston or Brookline.

In 2014, FriendshipWorks celebrated its 30th year of service to elders in Boston and Brookline. Since its inception, FriendshipWorks has assisted over 23,400 Boston-area elders, providing almost half a million hours of donated care.

Position Description:
The Education Program Associate will work closely with the Education and Outreach Coordinator to establish and further educational initiatives that address access and inclusion for seniors in Boston. The bulk of their work will be in outreach and implementation of outreach initiatives particularly supporting LGBTQ elders and elders with vision loss. A portion of this position will set aside time to provide direct service to seniors in Boston (medical escorts, short-term friendly helping and potentially be matched for long-term social visitation).

Responsibilities:
Outreach and Implementation of Educational Initiatives (approximately 50% of time)
• Conduct outreach for special project initiatives recruiting volunteers and seniors and developing community partners
• Offer presentations on educational initiatives and assist with workshops
• Possibility of leading a group or facilitating a workshop depending on Fellow’s interests
• Support two key initiatives that address access and inclusion: LGBTQ Elder Initiative, Elder Low Vision initiative.

Educational Initiative Development (approximately 20% - 30% of time)
Direct Service (approximately 10% - 15% of time)

This partnership is made possible by generous support from The Friends Foundation for the Aging.

Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta

The Furniture Bank's mission is to create stability for families and individuals in need by distributing donated furniture to turn their houses into homes.

The Furniture Bank was founded in 1988 in response to the lack of furniture resources for families moving out of homelessness. In 2010 the Furniture Bank purchased a warehouse in the West End of Atlanta. After necessary renovations the Furniture Bank moved to this warehouse in 2012. Since its start in 1988 the Furniture Bank has grown to partner with over 200 other nonprofit agencies in the Atlanta area and help over 5,000 people each year. In 2014 the Furniture Bank began its Veteran Employment Program to help homeless Veterans obtain full time employment in the warehouse and truck driving industries.

The Furniture Bank serves individuals and families moving out of homelessness, fleeing domestic violence, living with HIV/AIDS, and living below the poverty level and experiencing a crisis that has left them without furniture (such as fire, flooding, bed bugs, etc.). Furniture Bank clients are in housing without any basic furniture necessities. Some have never had proper furniture. Most are sleeping and eating on the floor.

The Furniture Bank helps clients become self-sufficient by improving financial, physical and emotional health. In a follow-up survey ninety days after receiving furniture, 96% of Furniture Bank clients report that they have maintained safe and stable housing. The Furniture Bank has 12 full time staff persons and 1 location. In 2019 the Furniture Bank provided furniture to 5,613 people, an 11% increase from 2018.

The QVS Fellow will further the Furniture Bank’s mission in a variety of ways. Some are listed below:

Program Associate:

Client Services:
• Help clients select furniture during private shopping appointments
• Answering phone calls from clients and answering questions about the referral process

Volunteer Coordination:
• Help lead volunteer groups from churches and companies

Marketing/Development:
• Help with Furniture Bank fundraisers as needed
• Help with client testimonials for marketing purposes

Veteran Employment Program:
• Help veterans with resumes and job applications

Typically people who do best at the Furniture Bank are comfortable taking initiative, flexible and have a sense of humor. The Fellow will be given supervision and direction but will be expected to work independently.

Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence's mission is: Collaborate. Advocate. Educate. Empower. GCADV envisions a Georgia free of domestic violence. GCADV's guiding principles and core values include: Empowerment and Self-Determination; Safety; Diversity and Equality; Survivor-centered Response; Social Change and Collaboration; Systems Accountability; Commitment to Nonviolence; Confidentiality; Integrity; Safe Space; Responsibility to Mission and Team; Remembering and honoring the “Herstory” of the Movements; Celebrate. Our goals are to empower survivors and the programs that serve them, educate the public, and advocate for responsive public policy. Our strength is in numbers, as we collaborate throughout Georgia to stop domestic violence. We support our mission by fostering quality services for victims by increasing the capacity of members and service providers, mobilizing a statewide voice to increase public policy development that helps victims and prevents DV, and educating the public to take action and prevent domestic violence. Overall, GCADV values, Equity, Wholeness, and Freedom.

Originally formed as a grassroots volunteer agency in 1980 as the Georgia Network Against Domestic Violence, the organization grew out of the overwhelming need for domestic violence agencies to form a statewide network of programs to coordinate and expand the services available to victims of domestic violence in Georgia, increase public awareness, and achieve crucial legislation to protect domestic violence victims, including state-funding for domestic violence programs. GCADV has a staff of 14 and is located in Decatur, GA. Projects include: Training & TA, Child & Youth, Community Engagement, Disabilities, Deaf Advocacy, Housing, Public Policy, Justice for Incarcerated Survivors. GCADV serves the State of Georgia.

Position Description:Justice for Incarcerated Survivors Project Coordinator
This position will coordinate the Justice for Incarcerated Survivors Project (JFIS), oversee project evaluation and outcome measurement for GCADV programs, oversee the Homicide Database, and conduct policy research as needed. This is a dynamic and exciting position that will be a cornerstone in the development of GCADV’s efforts to address domestic violence (DV) from a myriad of frameworks.

As the coordinator of the JFIS this person will work with the Dept. of Corrections, Board of Pardons and Paroles, and volunteer advocates and attorneys to assist women in Georgia’s prison who are victims of DV to assist those whose victimization played a significant impact on their imprisonment.
This position would also support GCADV’s evaluation activities and is responsible for assisting GCADV staff with project evaluation and monitoring, designing evaluation and data collection tools, collecting and analyzing data, and incorporating data and evaluation findings into project reports and other key GCADV communications. In addition this position would oversee the data collection for the domestic violence homicide database and conduct policy research to help guide GCADV’s public policy agenda.

It would be ideal for the person filling this position to have experience in project oversight, design, and management, the ability to work with populations in and from a wide range of systems and backgrounds, experience in project evaluation and design, and an abundant interest in social justice work.

Georgia Conservation Voters

The Georgia Conservation Voters Education Fund's mission is to mobilize Georgians to advance climate and environmental justice through education, advocacy, and other forms of civic engagement. GCV believes that everyone deserves the right to breathe clean air, drink clean water, eat healthy foods and live in a world free from environmental harm. The GCV Education Fund envisions a future where Georgians and their leaders have changed to place a high priority on building a just, inclusive, sustainable, and resilient state. Since re-launching in 2018, we have been working to advance progress on clean energy and environmental justice and to grow the civic participation of environmentalists. We are focused on mobilizing in communities all throughout Georgia, including the state’s major cities and some rural areas. Our team is made up of four wonderful people that can be found on our website.

Clean Energy For All Fellow-
The Clean Energy for All Fellow will support our Clean Energy Organizer in educating members and customers about the purpose and actions of Electric Membership Co-ops and municipal utilities and supporting them to become active in board elections to advance clean energy and efficiency throughout the state. Alongside our organizers, fellows will support building a sustained organizing and grassroots action effort in priority areas of the state, which include: metro Atlanta, Augusta, Savannah/Brunswick, Albany, and Columbus. All of these areas that have large concentrations of African American and low-income people, people who are burdened by high utility bills, and/or are in close proximity to power infrastructure (i.e. Plant Vogtle near Augusta). This person’s main roles include reaching out to and training younger and more diverse voters of color on environmental issues; This role works closely with community partners, progressive coalitions, and national League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Clean Energy for All partners and staff for a strong program that drives individuals through the full cycle of civic engagement. Key qualifications include 0 - 2 years of experience working on voter registration, political campaigns, community organizing, or labor organizing campaigns; Ability to work independently within the context of a plan; Experience with organizing communities of color; Experience communicating about issues on social media; and using online database and field reporting systems, like EveryAction or the VAN.

Georgia Law Center for the Homeless

Georgia Law Center for the Homeless is a 30+ year old Atlanta agency serving those who are homeless, and at imminent risk of homelessness. The organization seeks to end homelessness with a unique and holistic combination of legal and social work services for the nearly 1,000 clients who come to them every year. Their goals are to increase client income and remove the barriers that are keeping people homeless. Georgia Law Center for the Homeless believes strongly in working closely with clients, often over an extended time period, to help them transform their lives. Clients have gone on to run their own businesses, graduate from college, form non-profits, see their children become Gates Scholars, and otherwise attain the stability that they want for themselves and their families.

A QVS Fellow will have the opportunity to work extensively and directly with homeless and at risk of homelessness clients. Full training and mentoring is provided. From performing initial intake with clients, to assisting with obtaining benefits and advocating on behalf of the client (in the office and in the field), the Fellow will have the opportunity to develop rapport with clients, and create direct and tangible changes in their lives. Every day will bring new challenges and opportunities for service based on the needs of the client. Fellows will work closely with attorneys and other staff to deliver benefits to clients in a holistic manner. Fellows will go and visit other agencies and build collaboration with those agencies. At the end of the year, the Fellow should have a great understanding of the social service network in Atlanta, and have made many contacts. Opportunities may also exist for grant writing if interested.

Georgia WAND

Georgia Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND) is a statewide, women-led, grassroots organization, which strives to educate women, people of color, and the general public and decision makers about the need to reduce militarism and violence and redirect excessive military spending toward unmet human and environmental needs.

Georgia WAND’s Program Areas:
1. To complete a three-year environmental monitoring and outreach program in Burke County, GA and more generally environmental contamination from the nuclear industry, both weapons and energy
2. To increase the civic engagement of women, people of color, and youth in locations affected by the nuclear industry and in locations where Pentagon spending far outweighs resources for public services, such as education and housing
3. To build an educated constituency that connects the dots between extreme levels of military funding and the federal budget.

Georgia WAND co-designs strategies with people in communities who are directly affected by our focus issues; and we follow their leadership. Our constituency spans age, race, geography, and other markers of difference; and we are working to be inclusive of all women of color, transgender women, women throughout the state, working women, and young women. As an organization of action, we raise our voices to speak out against injustice; and we take our passion, knowledge, and experiences to the streets, the classrooms, the boardroom, the capitol steps, the state legislative body, the halls of Congress, and beyond. We support our constituents addressing their concerns by providing issue education, leadership training, and engagement opportunities with different agencies and public officials on budget and policy intervention points; conducting grassroots organizing and civic engagement efforts; and participating in coalition work.

The QVS Fellow will serve as a WAND Program Assistant:

Duties
• Supporting fundraising and programming activities
• Create reports and assist in program research as needed
• Answering phones, fielding calls, acting as a general point of contact for the organization
• Support staff in the drafting of educational materials, communications, program materials and grants
• Provide administrative support including filing, data entry, update membership database
• Calling volunteers, members, and partners
• Assisting with civic engagement work, such as voter registration and Get Out The Vote initiatives
• Supporting lobby days and giving public comments at government hearings
Skills
• Strong interpersonal communication skills
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• General computer skills: Microsoft Word, sending and receiving emails, online research
• Ability to work well with all levels of staff with a positive, solution-oriented approach

*Women, people of color, LGBTQ and immigrant individuals are encouraged to apply.

We are looking for a person with exceptional organizational, administrative, communication and people skills.

Germantown Friends School

Germantown Friends School is dedicated to reaching that of God in every person. Their mission is to seek truth, challenge the intellect, honor differences, embrace the city, and nurture each student’s mind, body and spirit. They are a Friends school, under the care of Germantown Monthly Meeting, founded on the belief that there is that of God in everyone. Together, love and respect for each individual provide the premise for all that we do. We regard education not as training for a particular way of life, but as part of a lifelong process, and as we guide and encourage our students in their personal growth, we try to cultivate and support in them principles that Friends have long considered to have lasting value. Among these are truthfulness, simplicity and self-discipline, the resolution of differences without violence, and respect for diverse heritages and experiences.

Assistant Teacher

The QVS Fellow will take on the responsibilities of a Lower School Assistant Teacher. We expect everyone working in the Lower School to support the mission of our school, including its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and our Quaker identity. Fellows should enjoy engaging with curious, thoughtful children and collaborating with creative and intellectual colleagues. At GFS, to help guide us, students and faculty use the acronym “SPICES” to remember the individual testimonies of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship.

In this role, the QVS Fellow will support students one-on-one in the classroom during learning, lead small group lessons as appropriate, supervise recess and lunch, prepare classroom materials, and fully participate in the school community. Additional duties may include support during arrival, dismissal, and escorting students on campus. The QVS Fellow will participate as an observer in the Quaker Life Committee and the Lower School Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committees, and attend relevant grade-level, division-wide, and all-school meetings as relevant. The hours are 7:30am-3:00pm Monday-Friday; recognizing the Fellow will be involved in immersive QVS training every other Friday. This position is for on-campus instruction and may also involve remote instruction. The QVS fellow will adhere to the tenets of the Social Compact for our Covid-19 safety practices and uphold all protocols for risk mitigation. We welcome QVS fellows who share our enthusiasm for teaching and learning within a collaborative environment that is inspired by our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Summer Program:
The QVS Fellow will continue in this placement through June and July in a supporting role to the GFS Summer Program. Responsibilities may include working with children or otherwise supporting the general summer camp program at Germantown Friends.

Germantown Friends Meeting (Alumni)

Germantown Friends Meeting is a a community of friendly Quakers located in the Northwest section of Philadelphia. Meeting for Worship is the heart of Quakerism and the center of spiritual focus and renewal for the Religious Society of Friends, as we gather together in expectant silence to hear that still small voice of God. Our worship experience nurtures the bonds of community, helps speak to the needs of seekers, and gives rise to our testimonies and actions on peace, justice and other social concerns. We welcome all attenders, friends and neighbors. Most of our members first came to our meeting as visitors; we have always found that the presence of visitors enriches our meeting.

Germantown Friends Meeting seeks a Young Adult Engagement Intern to to support the meeting becoming a place that attracts, welcomes, nurtures and supports young adults in their spiritual development within the community. The intern will work with Germantown MM to create one stand-alone project that can add to the life of the meeting and surrounding community that can be completed within the 11-month time span of the QVS Program. The QVS Alumni Fellow would have a care committee, made up of members from Germantown MM that they would meet with regularly, and will serve on committees that are responsible for outreach and pastoral ministry. We define the young adult community widely, including, but not limited to, young adults residing in proximity of the meeting, participants of QVS Philadelphia, visitors of our meeting, those raised in meeting, and those who attended, worked, or have children attending the meeting’s Friends school.

Global Growers

Global Growers grew out of the tremendous demand among international farmers, many of whom came to Atlanta as refugees of war. These farmers sought to reconnect to their agricultural heritage in their new home. Recognizing this exceptional talent, Global Growers connects local families to land, education, and markets in order to build healthier communities and to strengthen our local economy. Global Growers is committed to cultivating growing spaces and other resources for farmers who are traditionally underserved by mainstream agricultural service providers and community food organizations.

Global Growers started in 2009 as a project of the local nonprofit Refugee Family Services and as of 2013 is an independent 501(c)(3) organization based in Atlanta, GA. Co-founders Susan Pavlin and Robin Chanin broke ground on our first farm site, Umurima - The Burundi Women’s Farm, in 2010 in the city of Decatur, GA. This was accomplished in partnership with a Burundian former agricultural extension agent and a Burundian preacher. Umurima is a women-managed community farm that produces food for the farm families families as well as for local market sales. That same year (2010), strong and deep relationships were built with community leaders in the Clarkston area who were already engaged or interested in pursuing opportunities in food systems in order to develop a network of projects and leaders to provide mutual support.

In 2012, Global Growers added three additional sites to bring nearly 20 acres of land under our management. Altogether, Global Growers manages four farm and garden sites, and supports a network of independently managed community, apartment, and home garden sites in DeKalb County. Since our first season of growing, Global Growers has developed expertise in cooperative marketing systems to increase market access for partner farmers, as well as expertise in agricultural education and technical assistance for farmers from diverse lingual, cultural, and religious backgrounds. Global Growers has trained more than 200 unique food producers and sold nearly half a million dollars worth of produce on behalf of our partner farmers from 2010-2016.

The QVS Fellow will serve as a Farm and Produce Assistant (FPA), and will be supervised by and working closely with the Farm and Produce Manager (FPM) in a variety of ways across Global Growers’ Farm programs. The FPA will bear primary responsibility for preparing produce for delivery to Global Growers’ various market outlets. The FPA will also provide support across farm operations including agriculture, systems management, infrastructure development and site maintenance. The FPA will provide administrative and record-keeping support throughout farm and produce systems.The ideal candidate for this position has formative experience in sustainable agriculture, produce management, and administration. In particular, the candidate has a passion for providing farm and market support for Global Growers’ international partner farmers, an eagerness to work outside during the summer, openness to learning, and strong attention to detail.

Green Central Elementary School

Part of Minneapolis Public Schools, Green Central Park Elementary is located in south Minneapolis and serves Kindergarten-5th grade. At Green, 96% of students receive free and reduced lunches, 61% are English Learners, with a high proportion of Latino and Somali students. Each grade level team consists of 3 classroom teachers, an ESL teacher, a coach, and an assistant. Green is often cited as a model of positive turnaround. Programs include Quality First Time Instruction with Coach Support, Positive Schoolwide Engagement, Family Engagement and Equity.

The QVS Fellow will:

  • Collaborate with the Positive Schoolwide Engagement Committee to envision and plan for a recess time where students experience and learn positive ways of playing and engaging together and learn and apply skills for conflict resolution.
  • Collaborate with the school counselor to create consistent about messaging how and when to use Second Step Problem Solving.
  • Bring opportunities for guided play such as cooperative games to students at recess in Grades PreK - 5
  • Provide conflict resolution during and after recess to students.  
  • Work with counselor to create and implement a system of effective communication between recess staff, classroom teachers and the PSWE team around social situations that need follow up from recess.  
  • Support the afterschool program to provide classes to small groups in areas of his or her interest/skills  (music, arts, cooking, sports or academic support according to his or her interest/skills.)
  • As time and schedule allow, the fellow will be available to provide individual and small group academic interventions to students selected by teachers.

Required Qualifications

  • Belief in students’ capacity to succeed and thrive
  • Good listener
  • Commitment to seeing  all situations through an equity lens
  • Solutions oriented
  • Enjoyment in outside play with youth
  • Ability to be command respect and give direction
  • Experience working with small groups of students from diverse cultures
  • Ability to take direction and learn from experienced teachers and school counselor
  • Ability to ask for support and change approaches in response to learning
  • Find the beauty, joy and humor of being outside with active kids on a cold, snowy, Minnesota day!

Desirable Qualifications

  • Fluency in Spanish or Somali
  • Background working with students Prek – Grade 5
  • Familiarity with conflict resolution strategies
  • Soccer
  • A skill or interest you’d love to share with kids through afterschool activities
Hannah Weir

Hannah Weir (she/her) grew up in Dallas, Texas before moving to Scotland in 2018 to study International Relations and Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews. During her time in St Andrews, Hannah supported climate resiliency initiatives that brought both students and town community members into conversation around how to live sustainably. Hannah led beach clean up projects, clothing swap sessions, and helped to run a food co-operative that connected town residents to local, organic produce. Through these experiences, Hannah developed a passion for community-oriented projects and a faith in the power of people to resist the exploitative, wasteful pitfalls of consumer culture. During her time as a student, Hannah conducted research for The Third Generation Project, a Scottish climate justice think tank. Using the methods she learned as an anthropologist, she investigated the way that storytelling written by migrants about migration tells us something about what home is, and what it means to belong. Driven by curiosity and compassion, Hannah is excited to transition away from a life of theorising in the classroom to a life of engaging with organisations and community groups on the ground., In that capacity, she is looking forward to beginning work as a fellow for the Massachusetts Bail Fund in September.

Headwaters Foundation for Justice

Headwaters Foundation for Justice's mission is to amplify the power of community to advance equity and justice. Our work is:
People-centered. Everything we do has roots in community. People-informed. Trusted volunteers guide our strategies, grantmaking decisions, and fundraising. Power-shared. We use our foundation platform to strengthen social justice movement work.
Advance equity: Our work supports movements and systems change that lead to individual resiliency and community power.
Demand inclusion: People who are most affected by inequity are often left out of decision-making work. We insist on changing that—nationally, regionally, and locally.
Transform power: We grow power through community-led grantmaking, donor education, and leadership development.
Trust in community: A community knows itself best, and its people need to lead the way to collective liberation. Our job is to listen to and support the solutions that will improve life for all Minnesotans.

Headwaters Foundation for Justice (HFJ) was established in 1984 when a group of thoughtful, progressive donors got together. They believed the people who directly experienced society’s injustices were essential to ending them. They used that belief to change philanthropy’s landscape, and created a new grant-making model—one that shifted power away from funders and placed decision-making in the hands of the people. This was the start of an innovative, community-centered, trust-centered model.
Today, HFJ still relies on a community-centered model to guide all of our funding decisions. Our participatory grant-making programs prioritize community organizing that is led by Black People, Indigenous People, and people of color (BIPOC). To date, we have awarded more than $10 million to grassroots organizations across Minnesota. We have 10 staff members and 4 key programs including Community Innovation Grants, Giving Project, Fund of the Sacred Circle, and Support Beyond the Dollars. We serve grass-root community organizing non-profits with a focus on social justice.

The QVS Fellow will serve as a Program Assistant supporting the work of HFJ by; Developing Programming and building relationships with teams; Development, in supporting committee work retreat planning, events support, and maintaining records; Network and Narrative work by supporting the creation of an editorial map for FY19 annual report, produce newsletters, highlighting movement leadership projects, and boosting a social media strategy; and Operations and Administration, providing welcoming support to guests, connecting to donors and tracking their gifts, and managing organizational mail.

HEET

Home Energy Efficiency Team, Inc. (HEET)'s mission is to cut carbon emissions NOW by driving systems change.

HEET is a nimble nonprofit seeking solutions to climate change through research, education, and collective action. We are always seeking to cut more emissions faster for less cost, using methods that can be replicated nationally.

We began in 2008 with energy upgrade work-parties in homes and nonprofit organizations. We taught hands-on skills in diverse communities that people could use to lower their energy bills and emissions. Our work in nonprofits also enabled them to save money so they could deliver more critical services to their communities.

In the last few years we have shifted our focus to methane emissions because of their disproportionate climate impacts. Our approach is “triage and transition”: find and fix the worst gas leaks, and help communities make an equitable transition from gas to renewable energy. Seeking an equitable way to transition off gas, we spoke with many stakeholders and came up with the GeoMicroDistrict, a network of shared geothermal wells in current gas right-of-ways that can provide renewable heating and cooling to whole neighborhoods.

HEET is small but mighty. We have grown from 2 staff to 5, and with the help of seasonal interns and dedicated volunteers, we are having a large impact.

Education and Outreach Fellow-
You will be part of HEET’s Energy Shift program, with the goal of transitioning our region from natural gas to renewable thermal energy.

Working closely with HEET’s Co-Executive Director Zeyneb Magavi, you will attend meetings with stakeholders (legislators, municipalities, academics, community groups, unions, etc.), help coordinate a busy schedule, respond to email inquiries, and assist with writing, editing, and presentations. As a leader in Mothers Out Front, HEET and the Gas Leak Allies, Zeyneb is at the center of innovative and fast-moving changes in Massachusetts, offering you a front seat in how political change happens.

Another important part of your work will be planning, promoting, and hosting Taste the Future parties. These events bring neighbors together to learn about the transition off fossil fuels and see an induction cooktop in action. One of the barriers to people switching to greenable electricity is their attachment to their gas stoves. Taste the Future parties demonstrate induction as faster, safer and more precise than gas. This work involves outreach, community organizing, and community based education. After a period of training, you will be the lead staff person on the Taste the Future project.

HEET’s hours and work are flexible, and you will be exposed to a variety of work styles and venues. We hope to find a Fellow who is adaptable, comfortable working independently, and interested in being part of a collaborative, learning organization. Interest or experience in environmental science, policy, sociology, or engineering is excellent but not required.

 

Historic Fair Hill

Historic Fair Hill's mission is to preserve our historic Quaker burial ground, and assure that its history and the ideals of the people interred there continue to speak to the world, and act as a collaborative partner in the revitalization of the Fairhill community.

Historic Fair Hill was founded in 1994 to restore the 4.5 acre burial ground of Lucretia and James Mott, Robert and Harriet Purvis and other abolitionists and early women's rights activists and to carry forward their work for justice and equality. For the next 27 years it has expanded its program to serve families in the neighborhood in public schools, gardens, and community events.

Program Fellow

Our program supports gardening, school partnership, and community initiatives. The program fellow will assist in a variety of tasks related to these areas. These include: working to re-open school libraries, leading field trips, helping develop participation in community gardens, co-planning and facilitating community gatherings, helping to deepen education program with attention to equity work., assist with various administrative tasks.

Impact NW

Impact NW's mission is to help people prosper through a community of support. By working with schools, businesses, faith communities, community-based organizations and governmental agencies, we create a safety net and springboard for community members to improve their quality of life and achieve independence. Impact NW implements innovative programs that respond to our community’s specific needs, connecting clients with tools and resources that empower them to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty and transition into financial independence. Impact NW serves 36,000+ residents annually in Multnomah, Clark, Washington and Clackamas Counties and parts of Washington State, including children, families, seniors, and adults with disabilities.

The QVS Fellow will be serving as the AKA Science Program Specialist. They will expand and enhance the operation of an after school science program for diverse elementary school youth. The Program Specialist will teach a hands-on science curriculum to students and support program development by reaching out to new sites, assessing and updating curriculum and supplies, coordinating volunteers and leveraging supply donations.

Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia

In order to promote social harmony and inter-religious understanding,  Interfaith Philadelphia equips individuals and communities for interfaith engagement, builds collaborative relationships, and stands in solidarity with our diverse neighbors.

Since our founding in 2004, Interfaith Philadelphia has challenged the region's citizens to dare to understand one another. Our bold vision is to have our region reflect the vibrancy of a religiously diverse democracy, one in which all people are valued, distinctive traditions are welcomed, and people of diverse backgrounds collaborate to shape a just and compassionate society.

Community Fellows Program: Interfaith Philadelphia is seeking a Community Programs Fellow who is passionate about grassroots interfaith relations work and has excellent communications skills. The Fellow will work in collaboration with a diverse team of Interfaith Philadelphia staff and volunteers to carry out agency programs and initiatives. All Interfaith Philadelphia programs are intended to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge for interfaith engagement, build relationships of trust and solidarity, and promote interfaith understanding in the public sphere. Specific projects will be determined based on the fellow's skills and interests, as well as Interfaith Philadelphia's most pressing needs. These may include: (a) Coordinating, co-leading, and evaluating community events, educational programs and training workshops such as our Interfaith Ally / Bystander Intervention Workshop, a speaker series, and/or a neighborhood-based series of congregational open houses; (b) Planning, organizing, and facilitating an Interfaith Encounters Alternative Break for college students - or similar programs for high school students, (c) Coordinating, recruiting, and participating in our annual Bike Ride for Understanding and/or other community fundraising events and projects, (d) Assisting with the Interfaith Center's communications: website, social media, print materials, technology, and Passport to Understanding opportunities and resources, (f) Supporting our Zones of Peace initiative by Interviewing and recognizing nonprofits and congregations in our region doing peace-building work … and other diverse opportunities for building skills, community, and interfaith engagement.

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

(IPPNW) is a non-partisan federation of national medical organizations in 66 countries, representing tens of thousands of doctors, medical students, other health workers, and concerned citizens who share the common goal of creating a more peaceful and secure world freed from the threat of nuclear annihilation.

IPPNW was founded in 1980 by physicians from the United States and Soviet Union sharing a commitment to prevent nuclear war. Citing the first principal of medicine — doctors must prevent what they cannot treat — physicians from around the world came together to explain the medical facts about nuclear war to policy makers and to the public, and to advocate for the elimination of nuclear weapons from the world’s arsenals. IPPNW received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. Although the Cold War ended with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the US and Russia retained thousands of nuclear weapons ready to launch at a moment’s notice. Studies now show that a limited nuclear war using a fraction of the world’s nuclear weapons would damage the Earth’s ecosystems and could result in the starvation of as many as two billion people in a “nuclear famine.”

Nuclear Abolition Program Assistant for International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) is looking for a self-motivated, skilled individual to assist in outreach to medical professionals, allied groups, and individuals in sixty-six nations in support of the UN Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), which passed on July 7, 2017. IPPNW, through its doctors and allies, will be working to educate policy makers and the public about the catastrophic consequences of nuclear war and secure the signature and ratification of fifty nations worldwide to bring the treaty into force.

The Nuclear Abolition Program Assistant, under the supervision of the Nuclear Program Director, will be in direct communication with chapter leaders, student leaders, and other activists from around the world, working together on this critical project. The position will involve some routine office work in addition to arranging logistics for conferences on the medical effects of nuclear war and meetings between advocates and government officials. The Fellow working with IPPNW will also work with Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility in planning a fundraising and speaking event in the fall. This job may involve foreign travel.

We seek someone who believes deeply in the cause of nuclear weapons abolition. Skills in graphic design, using social media in advocacy, promotional writing, and having facility in more than one language, would be very helpful but not essential.

Jenna Thompson

Jenna grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas and graduated from Duke University in 2020 (on their couch at home). She then spent a little over a year living at Camphill Village Minnesota, a farm and intentional community of around 50 people. Most recently Jenna has been an au pair in Berlin, Germany, and she enjoys swimming in lakes, reading in parks, and going on long walks around the city. Jenna is looking forward to returning to community life, exploring Quaker spirituality, and serving with New Avenues for Youth in Portland this year.

JUNTOS

JUNTOS is a community-led, Latinx immigrant organization in South Philadelphia fighting for our human rights as workers, parents, youth, and immigrants. We believe that every human being has the right to a quality education and the freedom to live with dignity regardless of immigration status.

Juntos combines leadership development, community organizing, and focused collaborations with other community-based and advocacy organizations to build the power of our community members so they may be active agents of change and work against their own oppression. Juntos started in September 2002 as a volunteer project involving female clients of Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR) who were looking for more diverse and full services to suit their needs. During its first year of operation, Juntos was housed in space donated by St. Thomas Aquinas Church at 18th and Morris Streets. In January 2004, we were able to open our own office, the first Latinx community center in South Philadelphia, called la Casa de los Soles.

Development Assistant & Volunteer Coordinator:

Kate McHale

Kate McHale (she/her) is from Rockville, Maryland and graduated from Scripps College in Claremont, California with a Bachelor's degree in History and a minor in Classics. At Scripps, she was a member of the Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company and worked in the Ella Strong Denison Library as well as the Pomona College Department of Theater and Dance's Costume Shop. Working with rare materials in Denison Library grew her love for historical research, libraries, and making materials accessible to a wide audience, and Kate hopes to eventually attend a graduate program in Library Science. She loves to knit, crochet, sew, read, and dance. She grew up attending Sandy Spring Friends Meeting and Baltimore Yearly Meeting's youth programs, including attending and then working at Opequon Quaker Camp, which initiated her passion for working with young people. Kate is thrilled to be working with Historic Fair Hill and their projects with school libraries, community gardens, and other community-building initiatives.

L’Arche Atlanta

L’Arche Atlanta brings together people with and without intellectual disabilities to share life in faith community. Our mission is to make known the gifts of people with intellectual disabilities, revealed through mutually transforming relationships. L’Arche has a rich 50 year history in the world. Originally founded in France in 1964, L’Arche has expanded to approximately 140 communities in 37 countries. L’Arche was founded in Atlanta in 2012. The house in Atlanta is comprised of three core members (people with disabilities) live with three live-in assistants. L’Arche also serves approximately 125 people of all abilities through community social events that occur every other month.

Position Description: Live-out Community Support Professional
L’Arche provides ample training and support in the role a QVS Fellow will fill, which would be to provide direct care support for the core members of the community. They will assist in daily living tasks and activities including meal preparation, medication administration, transportation, grocery shopping, behavioral support implementation, and other care-related activities. Along with support from L’Arche staff, there will be opportunity for research around racial, religious, and socio-economic diversity as it relates to disability studies and funding. The QVS Fellow can expect to be a part of a larger conversation and experience of community, compassion, and gifts that each person brings.

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L’Arche Portland

L’Arche Portland is a faith-based organization in which people with and without intellectual disabilities create home and build community together. The focus of life in L’Arche is creating home with adults with disabilities, rather than just providing services to them. L’Arche believes in the power of relationship in community to transform lives and bring real home and genuine love to those whose deepest suffering is not their disability, but their experience of isolation and loneliness. L’Arche is a leader in demonstrating to Oregonians the quality care and companionship that is possible. It distinguishes itself by caring about people, rather than caring for people. L’Arche imparts to the broader community its vision of the unique value of every person, our need for one another, and the transforming power of mutual relationships.

Networking Coordinator-
During the first three months of orientation, QVS Fellows can expend to spent up to 70% of their time learning caregiving tasks with the support of the Live-in Assistant (caregiver) team. The rest of their time will be evenly split between relationship building with members of our communities (both based in the homes and at L'[email protected] gatherings), and researching socializing opportunities in the Portland area that reflect current interests. Once orientation is completed, the QVS fellow will work with house teams and gathering circles to create a schedule of ways for people to connect and build friendships in 1-1 or small group settings. This brainstorming will need to account for home-based ways to connect, community-based activities, and even ways to connect long-distance.

However, the particular emphasis of this role will be bridging social activities across our new Westside L'Arche community, and our more established Eastside community. It can involve events that bridge relationships between our homes on the Eastside. In addition to the Site Supervisor, the QVS fellow will work directly with the Community Coordinators to learn about community traditions, celebrations, and events. The QVS fellow will work with the Outreach Coordinator to organize a way to share any scheduled activities that have an open invitation, and expand upon existing community partnerships with local businesses. The QVS fellow will be supported by the Care Coordinator and House Coordinators to learn care routines and discuss possible accommodations to ensure all core members are able to participate in activities as desired.

Let’s Get Moving

Community HealthCorps members serving with EBNHC’s Let’s Get Movin’ (LGM) program have a unique opportunity to work on the front lines of an urgent public health issue: childhood obesity. Members work directly with pediatric patients and their families to promote a healthy lifestyle through regular physical activity and proper nutrition. AmeriCorps members’ primary responsibility is to coach an after school program for 8-14 year olds, which focuses on improving physical fitness and muscle strength, increasing children’s confidence in sports, learning about healthy eating, and training to finish LGM’s end-of-the-year 5K.

In addition to the after school program, members work to involve families and the community in other LGM programming, and play an instrumental role in delivering these programs. LGM offers Parent Program nutrition and cooking classes, family fitness groups, physical activity case management, field trips, youth mentoring, and nutrition education in local schools. Several members are also involved in the management of LGM’s food access programs, which include the East Boston Farmers Market, East Boston CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), and the EBNHC Wellness Garden.

LGM coaches serve as important role models in the community, and are instrumental in inspiring and encouraging positive lifestyle changes in one of the EBNHC’s most vulnerable patient populations.

Lutheran Settlement House (LSH)

Established in 1902, Lutheran Settlement House (LSH) is a non-profit, community-based organization committed to serving vulnerable children, adults, and families living in Philadelphia. Over the past century, the programs and services offered by LSH have changed in response to the evolving needs of the community. However, the core mission of Lutheran Settlement House -“to empower individuals, families, and communities to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through an integrated program of social, educational, and advocacy services”- has remained constant.

The QVS Fellow will be serving as a Resident Advisor and Program Assistant. They will be responsible for: assisting new residents in completing the intake packet, helping residents understand the culture, structure, and expectation of the shelter. The QVS Fellow will work alongside staff and residents to support resident activities in order to create a safe, strong, and positive community. The Fellow will also be responsible for tracking certain activities to ensure safety and order, and will be a key part in helping the program.

Zara Shah

Zafreen Zara Shah (she/her) is from Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is a recent graduate from Earlham College, where she majored in Economics and minored in Chinese Studies and Languages. During her time at Earlham, Zara acted as the editor-in-chief of the student-led news publication, The Earlham Word, and was a member of the Earlham Student Government’s biennial Constitutional Review Committee. She also participated in events led by Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine, Chinese lunar new year festivals, the Earlham Epic Grand Challenge, and Interfaith events. These experiences instilled a fierce passion for social justice, which she now hopes to combine with her interests in developmental/environmental Economics. In her free time, Zara reads voraciously, enjoys exploring foreign cuisines and cinema, learning more about photography, or plans a spontaneous trip with friends. Zara is excited to work with ACHIEVEability and learn more about how disparities in generational incomes and urban resources often impact the lives of racial minorities. She is equally as thrilled to learn about Quaker spirituality and explore the city of Philadelphia!

Maggie Lind

Having grown up in the Philly 'burbs, Maggie Lind (she/her) is thrilled to be moving into her city for the first time with QVS! Before college, Maggie attended Friends schools in both South Jersey and Pennsylvania, and is hoping to return to her educational and spiritual Quaker roots during her service year. Maggie graduated from Wesleyan University this May with a degree in Anthropology, where she wrote her senior thesis on her town's anxiety about invasion during the year she attended college from home, as told through their suburban experience with Spotted Lanternflies. At Wesleyan, Maggie was an abortion doula in the Wesleyan Doula Project and a farmer at Long Lane Farm, Wesleyan’s student run community farm. Both organizations taught her about the advocacy and equity work that can come from within communities and outside of structural violence. In her free time, Maggie enjoys making rugs and hanging out with dogs. This year, she is excited to continue her journey to serve in community at ACHEIVEability!

Máire Moriarty

Máire Moriarty (she/her) lives in Wilmington, DE with her partner and cat. Máire, whose name rhymes with starry, always had an interest in Quakerism through her connection to the faith via her maternal grandparents. She became a member of Germantown Monthly Meeting after her year in Quaker Voluntary Service in 2014. She currently serves as the Board Treasurer for Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT).

Massachusetts Bail Fund

The Massachusetts Bail Fund (MBF) is a nonprofit, abolitionist organization with a short-term goal of paying bail for people in Massachusetts who are incarcerated and/or being held in pre-trial detention. MBF's long-term goal is to assist in the movement and completion of abolishing jails, prisons, policing, and supervision which reproduces racism, gender oppression and queer antagonism, ableism, xenophobia, ageism, and religious oppression. MBF envisions a world without prisons, policing, and other institutional forces of harm, exploitation, and marginalization. Part of this vision involves centralizing the leadership of, and amplifying the voices of, those who have been directly and most heavily impacted by the carceral system. MBF was founded in 2011 as a small group of activists following the Occupy Boston movement who posted bail for folks in Suffolk County up, which then grew over the next several years to be comprised of approximately 30 consistent volunteers and a board of directors by 2016. MBF gained community-based and financial momentum in the next three years after extensive networking and political education campaigns (i.e., when the organization was posting bail statewide in thirteen counties), and again in 2020 following the murder of George Floyd and the acceleration of the Black Lives Matter movement. MBF is now comprised of four staff (i.e., executive director, two bail organizers, bookkeeper), approximately 25 volunteers in a rotation, and a board of directors (i.e., six individuals). MBF posts bail up to $1,000 for an individual without regard to the nature of their case or prior legal involvement as it is a non-judgmental bail fund.

Fellow Position Description: Mass Bail Fund Fellow

MBF’s operational structure is evolving in a direction of having leadership and decision-making are centralized in people with direct experience with the carceral system. The Fellow will not be working directly with clients (i.e., formerly incarcerated people), but must consider the reality of the disproportionate treatment of those impacted by the judicial and carceral systems, including people of Color as well as genderqueer and gender-nonconforming people, and disabled people. The Fellow will get to meet, work with, and build rapport with staff impacted by this system and with community partners. They will get to contribute to the team’s vision through building avenues to more effective recordkeeping, reporting, and material development for political and community education campaigns. This will require strong writing and verbal skills, experience with Google suite, a passion for advocating for social justice, and adaptability to new responsibilities, all with the support of the MBF team. They will also assist in contributing to the creation of sustainable practices within MBF’s operations. The Fellow will have an opportunity to make a tremendous difference in the efficiency of freeing people from incarceration so that those people may fight their cases and have access to the resources they need in a supportive environment.

Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN)

Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN)'s role as a facilitator of municipal-level action is unique among Massachusetts environmental groups. We empower our local chapters by enhancing communication, promoting town-level projects that improve communities, decreasing climate change-causing pollution, and reducing development time for those projects. MCAN speaks on behalf of all chapters to improve Massachusetts energy and climate policies and programs.

We:
- Support local MCAN chapters to implement change at the municipal level. Municipalities have been the most active level of government to fight climate change on a worldwide basis.
- Advocate at the state and regional level for policies and programs that will benefit municipalities and their citizens.
- Facilitate peer learning and tool-sharing to effectively replicate successful programs from one municipality to the next.
- Work with partner organizations, including neighborhood and faith associations and affinity groups, to help them take action on climate change.

Founded in 2000, MCAN has more than 40 chapters across MA, supported by one full time staffer (the Executive Director), paid interns, an active board, and numerous volunteers. Since our founding, we have helped our chapters accomplish local work ranging from climate action plans and greenhouse gas inventories to running solar buying programs and implementing energy efficiency in public buildings. At the state level, we have successfully advocated for passage and implementation of laws to help cities and towns do good work on climate, such as the green communities act and last year’s innovative clean energy bill.

Position Description- Local Clean Energy Organizing Fellow
MCAN facilitates a learning network of over 50 chapters, representing over 100 communities in Massachusetts. We help our chapters implement climate solutions on the local level, while giving them a voice on the statewide level on clean energy programs and policies. We are seeking a Fellow that will help make our program work possible by maintaining and strengthening relationships with our local chapters, from coaching them on community-wide campaigns to connecting them to resources and tools. Chapters and local groups need coaching and mentoring to help build their teams, make choices about what to pursue first, and think through how they will get it done. The Fellow would help these folks do all of those things, and therefore help towns and teams move from start to finish on projects and policies.

As a member of a statewide coalition of environmental leaders, MCAN's work is strengthened by our collaboration with our climate action, grassroots, and environmental justice partners. The 2021-2022 Fellow will have the chance to represent MCAN at community events, lobbying opportunities, and convenings with our state and local partners.

We are seeking a Fellow who is responsible, detail-oriented, and passionate about climate activism and community organizing. Because we are a small non-profit, our Fellow plays a vital role in facilitating and overseeing the campaign work of the organization; therefore we are looking for someone who is comfortable in leadership roles, eager to learn and ask questions, and energized by working in a collaborative environment.

Massachusetts Sierra Club

Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, The Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization -- with three million members and supporters across all 50 states. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, we've made history by leading the charge to move away from the dirty fossil fuels that cause climate disruption and toward a clean energy economy.

Founded in 1970, the Massachusetts Chapter is committed to moving the Commonwealth toward a renewable energy economy and clean, healthy environment for all people. Previous campaigns include the creation of the Waterfront Park on Boston Harbor and the fight to expand the Bottle Bill. More recently, we played a large role in organizing the Boston People’s Climate March and, in 2017, held over two dozen environmental activist trainings across the state.

We currently have five full-time (and one part-time) staff. Although our office is located in Boston, we work statewide to organize our roughly 100,000 members and supporters and countless ally organizations around issues relating to the environment, public health, clean energy, and climate justice.

Climate Leadership Fellow: The QVS Fellow will primarily responsible for supporting Sierra Club’s Massachusetts Climate Leadership project. Duties may include the following:
• Assisting with and helping to organize events (trainings, panel discussions, summits) around local clean energy and environmental issues
• Preparing email blasts to publicize local events
• Researching local initiatives and writing articles, blog posts, letters, and brief policy documents
• Preparing project deliverables, including flyers and social media posts
• Work with colleagues to track status of local actions in key cities and towns across the state
• Occasional administrative tasks (phone calling and data entry) as needed

The QVS Fellow will work closely with MA Sierra Club staff and volunteers. Volunteers come from wide variety of backgrounds and age groups. Fellow may also serve as a point of contact for some local leaders.

Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA)

Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA) uses nutrition to improve health for people with serious illnesses who need nourishment to heal. By providing medically tailored meals and nutrition education, we empower people to improve their health and quality of life.

MANNA has been serving our vulnerable neighbors for more than 31 years. Founded by a small group of individuals comforting their neighbors suffering from HIV/AIDS, MANNA is now a leading provider of medical nutrition services in the Greater Philadelphia area, and a prominent advocate for the Food is Medicine movement nationwide. Deeply embedded in the local health community, we provide comprehensive medical nutrition to people facing life-threatening illnesses regardless of diagnosis. MANNA is medical nutrition powerhouse, delivering more than 1.5 million meals to over 5,100 people annually in the Greater Philadelphia area.

In the last year we helped to treat as many as 100 different diagnoses, with the most common being cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and renal disease. MANNA’s eligibility criteria focus on the intersection of critical illness with an acute, or serious, nutritional need. Our two-pronged approach combines medically tailored meals with professional nutrition counseling services to help individuals facing critical diseases better understand their dietary needs and maintain healthy habits once they leave our program.

Backed by evidence-based practices, we are dedicated to responding to ever-changing needs and adapting to better solutions for our clients. MANNA has a long history serving the Greater Philadelphia community, and while our mission has deepened and expanded, we have never lost our core identity of neighbors nourishing neighbors.

Fellow Position: Development Fellow

The Development Fellow will assist with the innerworkings of the fundraising and development department – a critical role within any nonprofit organization. This position will balance clerical and administrative duties with special projects to further MANNA’s mission of providing medically tailored nutrition to people with serious illnesses. In addition, the Fellow will have the opportunity to engage in MANNA’s direct services by helping to prepare and deliver meals to our clients.

The development department is made up of six employees responsible for events, communications, fundraising, grants, institutional gifts, and sponsorships respectively. This position will report to the Institutional Relations Manager and primarily support work in the grants, institutional gifts, and individual giving areas, but will also support work with events, communications and sponsorships based on interest and need.

Activities for this position include, but are not limited to: grant writing; research; project management; content creation; calendar maintenance; and relationship building as well as gift processing and database management. Qualifications include basic computer skills in a Microsoft Office environment, and strong writing and communication skills as well as the ability to work independently with strong attention to detail. In addition, interest in nutrition, food justice, and healthcare is important.

Metrowest Worker Center-Casa

Metrowest Worker Center-Casa is an immigrant worker-led organization based in the MetroWest area of Boston, Massachusetts, which organizes to defend and expand the labor, civil, and human rights of all workers. The organization is purposely multilingual and multiracial, and works to unite communities that unscrupulous employers seek to divide. They combine direct action and legal strategies to combat wage theft, allowing the Metrowest Worker Center to recover millions of dollars in unpaid wages, while building worker power. They support and organize injured workers to rebuild their lives and develop their leadership in their community. They assist workers to fight workplace sexual harassment and racial profiling. Allies participate in organizing communities of privilege to support immigrant-led campaigns, fundraise, take action against unjust laws and policies, and dismantle racism and xenophobia in their own communities.

The QVS Fellow will assist with Metrowest Worker Center-CASA’s (MWC-CASA) coordination of health care delivery to injured immigrant workers; outreach to faith community allies in building support of MWC-CASA and other immigrant worker centers in the region; support wage theft campaigns and legislative campaigns; and general support of the functioning of a small organization. The project offers the opportunity to engage extensively with MWC immigrant membership, as well as participate in public outreach. Precise job description will be defined jointly with project coordinator, taking into account the Fellow’s language abilities, skills & interests. Additional language skills, Spanish and/or Portuguese, a plus.

Here is a video of "A Day in the Life of a QVS Fellow" featuring Cristina Eraso working at Metrowest Worker Center.

Mickey Alford

Mickey (he/they) is a recent graduate from St. Olaf College, having completed a double major in Art History and French. Interested in art, social justice, and community organizing, he is excited to be a part of QVS, and to learn as much as he can! Originally from Austin, TX, Mickey is a fan of sunny days and swimming in any body of water they can find. In their free time, Mickey enjoys dancing with their friends, eating fresh fruit, listening to Beastie Boys, and reading horror novels. He is also a very enthusiastic hockey fan - ask him about the Philadelphia Flyers! He is over the moon about his placement with QVS, and is honored to be working with Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility this upcoming year.

Minnesota State Horticultural Society

The Minnesota State Horticultural Society’s mission is to grow cold-climate gardeners through education, encouragement and community. We help society members and program participants learn how to grow plants in our challenging northern climate and positively impact the environment. We help grow gardeners by sharing resources, tools and inspiration through our website, webinars, classes, educational displays and our award-winning Northern Gardener magazine. We cultivate community through our two signature community outreach programs. Minnesota Green promotes grassroots efforts to revitalize and beautify public space gardens and helps connect neighbors through a shared interest in growing fresh, healthy food. Garden-in-a-Box brings vegetable garden kits to underserved children and adults, giving our newest gardeners the chance to experience the benefits and joy of gardening. Other plans looking forward include increasing our resources on greening and sustainability, expanding community outreach efforts and strengthening our organizational capacity to serve our diverse constituents.

Fellow Position: Community Outreach and Education Associate

This position offers the chance to develop a strong understanding of two foundation stones of any community service and non-profit agency: marketing (outreach) and educational programming. The fellow will work closely with the Communications and Marketing Director and the Outreach & Education Director to grow our reach and impact in the community through activities including:

Education - help run our first annual Film Festival, help design/run/archive webinars and in-person classes, research event venues, help run special events

Outreach - update, track and distribute marketing materials and membership/donation appeals; execute magazine mailing; analyze results of marketing efforts; promote membership at State Fair and external shows; maintain and add content to online Resource Hub

Ideal candidates will be passionate about community service, detail-oriented, and love working with the diverse populations who are current or prospective members as we work together to diversify our organization's membership and programming. The should appreciate and be motivated by how horticulture intersects with key societal issues such as food security, racial injustice, and climate change.

Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light

Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light is an interfaith community co-creating a just and sustainable world. We work in partnership with faith communities to build transformative power and bring the lights of people’s unique gifts to addressing the climate crisis. At MNIPL we work to build the interfaith climate movement in Minnesota by empowering faith communities across the state to take action that is authentic, effective, and energizing in their context.

Since our founding in 2004, we have mobilized interfaith support for landmark legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Minnesota, educated hundreds of thousands of congregants, and worked with every major religious denomination in the state. We provide faith communities with the resources to powerfully show up in the growing climate movement by engaging in actions that are authentic, energizing, and effective. We do this in two ways: leadership development programs and action opportunities that provide tangible ways to make an impact. We believe that it’s not enough to offer people opportunities to take action on the issues they care about. Instead, we believe leadership development and organizing training empower individuals to build a movement capable of creating a just and livable climate for the human and more than human world. We are a staff of 10, reaching 5,000 people across the state and working with more than 200 faith communities.

Fellow Position: Environmental Justice Organizer
This Fellow will serve the organization by supporting the efforts of two volunteer teams, the Policy Team and the Just Solar Team. Using the New Organizing Institute framework for defining strategy and tasks they will help to keep team members in the loop and help to implement work plans that are cooperatively generated. They will assist these teams by conducting basic research through environmental justice and economic development mapping programs. They will work with the Just Solar Coordinator, working to build relationships and promote environmental justice to audiences across Minnesota. This will involve conducting one to one meetings with interested volunteers and potential partners, tabling at outreach events, giving short presentations, and helping to keep others in the loop about their network building success. This Fellow will be given basic organizing training through our Be the Spark training. The Fellow will work with communities best suited to their background and interests. Our Just Solar Coalition works consistently with communities of color and we would love to hire a Fellow who is comfortable building relationships and helping to promote programming within diverse faith communities, including mosques. The Fellow should be an outgoing and very organized who is ready to be both accountable and flexible. If there is a specific interest in youth, opportunities to assist with our All In the Circle camps in the summer are available.

Molly Conover

Molly recently graduated from Middlebury College where she studied Environmental Policy, Spanish, and Art History. While living in Vermont she fell in love with the Green Mountains and spent her free time hiking, skiing, and watching sunsets– and some sunrises. She grew up in Evanston, Illinois where she attended Evanston Friends Meeting and spent childhood summers at Catoctin Quaker Camp in Thurmont, Maryland. At Middlebury she served as the president of the Quaker student organization for two years, worked as a student employee at the Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, and organized interfaith gatherings with other student spiritual leaders. She is interested in food systems, community building, spiritual practices from all traditions, and embodied knowledges; and how all of those can and will intersect as we work towards a future where all beings can thrive in the context of a changing climate. Molly is excited for her next phase of learning, growing, and connecting during the upcoming year in a city that is totally new to her. She is looking forward to the impactful work she will be doing with the Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center.

Nationalities Service Center (NSC)

Nationalities Service Center (NSC) is Philadelphia’s leading immigrant and refugee service organization empowering individuals to build a self-sustaining and dignified future. The Nationalities Service Center (NSC), believes that immigrants and refugees are a critical part of the fabric of life in the United States, and it is our vision that all immigrants and refugees achieve a life of dignity, safety, stability, sustainable opportunities and meaningful connections to their communities. To this end, NSC provides comprehensive services to immigrants and refugees, including legal protections, community integration, access to health and wellness services, and opportunities to achieve English language proficiency. Their dedicated staff are committed to ensuring that each of our clients receives high-quality holistic care and work together to refer clients to internal and external services based on the individual’s needs. Today, NSC serves 5,000 immigrants and refugees each year from over 100 countries around the world. They are the largest non-sectarian organization in the Greater Philadelphia area which provides comprehensive services in the areas of language access and proficiency, legal protections and remedies, community transition and integration, access to health and wellness, and job readiness training to immigrants and refugees.

Northeast Service Hub Outreach Specialist:
The Northeast Service Hub Outreach Specialist will serve in our new satellite office in Northeast Philadelphia. The Specialist will conduct outreach, support clients through intakes, and resources and referral services, and provide administrative support. The NE Service Hub is a new concept model with NSC co-locating with several other service agencies (Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network, Feast of Justice, Mural Arts and Jewish Family and Community Services). The goal is to provide a diverse group of services in a newly launched hub in the heart of Northeast Philadelphia. The Northeast is one of the city’s most diverse neighborhoods with over 30% of residents born outside the US. 29.9% of neighborhood residents are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 22%. In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken was Spanish. 17.5% of the overall population of are native Spanish speakers. 3.35% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 1.4% speak Arabic, the next two most common languages. Households in the area have a median annual income of $43,537, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the United States. The Service Hub will provide food access, health and mental health services, immigration services, English classes and much more. The Outreach Specialist will play an integral role in supporting service delivery, organizing community events and conducting outreach and awareness raising of the new site. We are seeking a dynamic, outgoing member interested in piloting this important role within this new and exciting project. Perfect for someone interested in community organizing among diverse communities and constituencies.

Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts

Neighbor to Neighbor MassachusettsWe are the New Majority: people of color, immigrants, women and the working class on a path to liberation. Our statewide membership organizes to put people and planet before profit. In an era of income inequality, environmental degradation and racism, our chapters build power to confront this triple crisis in Massachusetts. We fill the ballot with our votes. We fill the streets with our voices. We seed the new alternatives that put power and decision-making in our hands. We are certain that a new world is possible and that we are the ones to build it.

N2N's organizing model is broad and deep. In the broad, we cast as wide a net as possible through door knocking and public events. From there, we start the process of going deeper through one on ones and inviting potential members with leadership potential to chapter meetings where they engage more directly in in-house and external leadership development training.

 

QVS Fellow Position: Community Organizing Fellow

The Organizing Fellow will work on the ground with organizers and community leaders in Lynn and use digital organizing tools to amplify Neighbor to Neighbor’s work statewide.

  • Community Organizing in Lynn: Work hand in hand with Lynn Community Organizer and chapter members on the following:
    • Recruiting new members and engaging residents in campaign tactics through canvassing in primarily Black and brown, immigrant, and white working-class communities.
    • Carrying out tactics for voter engagement, statewide legislative and local campaigns at the intersection of housing and climate justice.
    • Co-planning, facilitating and preparing members to lead bi-weekly chapter decision-making meetings.
    • Co-organizing public events and conducting one-on-one meetings.
    • Strategizing effective ways to build membership, conduct political education, and carry local campaigns to victory.
    • If Spanish fluency: Particular emphasis on engaging the Latinx community in the work.
  • Communications in Boston (or Remote): Work hand in hand with N2N Communications & Digital Coordinator on the following:
    • Build a comprehensive statewide media list with special attention to chapter cities.
    • Run the N2N Twitter account, growing our base and engaging with supporters.
    • Attend events to take photos, video, livestream, etc.
    • Participate in efforts to recruit and mobilize supporters online.

Qualifications:

  • Fluency in Spanish (desired).
  • Demonstrated passion for social, economic and environmental justice.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the struggles low-income communities of color face. Political analysis of root causes of injustice and oppression and/or personal experience with the issues N2N organizes around preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to building unity in a multi-racial community.
Neighborhood Network for Seniors

The mission of the Neighborhood Network for Seniors is to enable our older neighbors to live as independently as possible in their own homes by providing volunteer support and affordable, in-home services when needed. The Merriam Park Living At Home - Block Nurse Program (LAH/BNP) was incorporated in November of 1991. The program has since expanded to include all of the Union Park and Summit-University District Councils, as well as the northern half of Macalester-Groveland, hence changing our public name to Neighborhood Network for Seniors (NNfS).

Our first Program Director, who was a nurse, was hired in February of 1992. Permanent office space was obtained at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and services to seniors began being provided in early spring of 1992. In November of 1994, a new Program Director was hired to work hand-in-hand with the Block Nurse. Fundraising efforts have allowed the Merriam Park LAH-BNP to offer nursing services on a sliding scale fee basis to ensure that seniors who do not qualify for county or state assistance can afford the home care they need. The staffing model used by the Merriam Park LAH-BNP stresses the importance of providing professional in-home nursing services partnered with community and volunteer support.

Volunteer and Outreach Assistant: As our organization has expanded over the past few years, serving more seniors in a broader area, our organization is at a crucial developmental stage to grow to the next level, and this position will enable us to improve the lives of seniors and their families in more homes. The QVS Fellow will work directly with individuals 62+ and older and their friends, families, and neighbors, as well as cooperate with other similar service organizations in St. Paul with whom we work with on programs, services and events.

This position will support the volunteer and outreach programs of our organization. This work is will encompass:
1) Volunteer recruitment.
2) Conduct orientation, training, and continuing education for all volunteers.
3) Assist Volunteer Coordinator with the scheduling and placement of volunteers.
4) Evaluate volunteer performances in collaboration with the Coordinator.
5) Make home visits to older residents and their families to assist Outreach Nurse to identify needs and determine appropriate use of volunteers and other support services when appropriate.
6) Assist in planning and hosting outreach and education events in the community.
7) Complete additional duties as needed.

New Avenues for Youth

New Avenues for Youth is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and intervention of youth homelessness. Since 1997, our programs and services have impacted more than 20,000 young people as they work to overcome barriers, pursue their goals, and realize their potential. From supporting basic needs like meals and counseling to providing opportunities for education, job training, employment, and housing, we meet youth where they are—and help them get where they want to go.

Our mission is to work in partnership with our community to prevent youth homelessness and provide young people experiencing or at-risk of homelessness the resources and skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives.

SNAP Benefits and Administrative Specialist
The SNAP Benefits and Administrative Specialist will work with New Avenues PAVE job training program supporting homeless and at-risk youth ages 17-24 who come from diverse cultures and backgrounds. They will connect youth to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and applicable resources, and will work with the Administration Team to support critical back office functions. The position performs weekly data entry, direct youth support, and SNAP program enrollment assistance. As a part of the PAVE team, the SNAP Benefits Specialist will help maintain a structured, supportive and safe milieu in the PAVE Career Lab and Drop-In spaces, and will collaborate with staff across New Avenues in order to create a model that provides effective, comprehensive services for program youth.

A well-qualified candidate has the ability to swiftly build trust and rapport with youth. They also possess a strong desire to foster equitable food access, work with diverse staff and youth, problem solve, and they excel in a multi-cultural environment. Group facilitation and relationship-building skills are key to a successful QVS experience.

The Fellow will join a well-structured team environment that values youth voice, equitable program access, and the adaptability needed to sustain a dynamic job training problem for young people. They will also join an agency with more than two decades of experience providing services through multiple systems of care— housing, case management, meals, drug and alcohol recovery and mental-health supports, education, job training, culturally specific LGBTQIA+ youth supports, and more annually to 1,600+ individuals experiencing homelessness and housing instability.

New City Initiative

New City Initiative began in February 2010 as a project of JOIN, a Portland-area nonprofit that supports people’s efforts to end their homelessness. NCI’s purpose is to foster communities where all people can achieve their full human potential. NCI envisions a “new community” of mutually transformative relationships with the power to end the intergenerational cycle of homelessness and poverty. New City Initiative’s mission is to engage faith communities in ending the cycle of homelessness. Individuals from faith communities become active members of our community in supporting families and individuals in ending their own personal cycles of homelessness and at the same time gain better understanding of themselves and their faith. Our work is rooted in our six communal practices: Compassionate Seeing/Heartfelt Listening/Intentional Welcoming/Joyful Sharing/Grateful Receiving/Cooperative Building.

The QVS Fellow will be serving as the Community Coordinator. They will be responsible for Village Support Network, Referral Recruitment, Team Management, working with the New City Kitchen Training, Community Partner Recruitment, Program Evaluation, and supporting the Executive and Program Directors. The Fellow will learn about the day to day aspects of non-profit work from program implementation to program evaluation, fundraising, community outreach and dancing the dance of ever changing circumstances.

New Economy Coalition

New Economy Coalition exists to build the collective power of groups across the US. We are a growing network of more than 200 member organizations. We are organizers, researchers, workers, lenders, farmers, storytellers, artists, cooperative members, union members, local business leaders, community organizations, and more.

In collaboration with our allies in other social movements, we are working to make the new economy a powerful force in the lives of ordinary people. We are growing existing projects to scale. We are changing public policy. We are bringing this movement to the mainstream, shifting culture and the national conversation about the economy.

The QVS Fellow will work in two organizations (NEC and one of the others):
1. New Economy Coalition (NEC): The fellow will spend 3 days/week working to support NEC’s working groups. One of the resources NEC provides to its 200+ member organizations is the ability to join working groups to facilitate peer-learning and relationship-building. The QVS Fellow will help to coordinate and build the capacity of working groups across three departments: development, communications, and membership. Specific tasks will include research on relevant press and media hits, helping building a shared communications database for NEC members, helping build NEC’s resource library and Member Map, grant research and prospecting, and other projects determined by interest, skill and organizational need, under the supervision of the Development Director.
2. Ujima Project: This urban hub run by and servicing communities of color is recruiting a fellow of color to develop a faith-based anchor institution strategy and explore a faith-based cooperative purchasing initiative, under the supervision of core staff. Fellow must have an interest and experience in faith based communities.
3. Center for Cooperative Development and Solidarity-CCDS: An umbrella organization for worker cooperatives run by Latina Immigrant women; the bilingual (Spanish required) fellow would work to develop and support the 5 projects being launched.
Nonviolent Peaceforce

Nonviolent Peaceforce protect civilians in violent conflicts through unarmed strategies. We build peace side by side with local communities. We advocate for the wider adoption of these approaches to safeguard human lives and dignity.

Nonviolent peacekeeping is a common vision that has flowed through Gandhi, Maude Roydon, Badshah Khan and so many others. It has occurred and recurred to enough people for generations that now many focus their lives and resources on making it real. NP responds to invitations by credible local organizations in armed conflict areas. After an analysis, our visibly nonpartisan teams live and work in communities alongside local people. Our activities have ranged from entering active conflict zones to remove civilians in the crossfire to providing opposing factions a safe space to negotiate. Other activities include serving as a communication link between warring factions, securing safe temporary housing for civilians displaced by war, providing violence prevention measures during elections and negotiating the return of kidnapped family members.

Co-Founders are Quaker activist David Hartsough and local organizer Mel Duncan. After meeting at the 1999 Hague Appeal for Peace, they reached out across the world to others and by 2002 constituted Nonviolent Peaceforce at a Convening Event in Surajkund, India with advocates from 49 countries in attendance. One year later, in fall 2003, Nonviolent Peaceforce had its first team in Sri Lanka. Current programs are based in Myanmar, Philippines, Iraq and South Sudan, with more than 250 field staff people (55% men, 45% women) who come from more than 35 countries and are professionally trained in the methods and work together with local civilians who are also hired by NP. A total of 15 staff are in the offices in Geneva and St Paul.

Communications and Major Donor Assistant-
Nonviolent Peaceforce is a global organization protecting civilians in violent conflicts through unarmed strategies while building peace side by side with local communities. We also advocate for the wider adoption of these approaches to safeguard human lives and dignity. Current programs are based in Myanmar, Philippines, Iraq and South Sudan. This position supports the work of the field programs, rather than providing direct service.

This position provides an opportunity to learn the functions involved in supporting a nonprofit organization, essential skills for nonprofits in any sector. Therefore, the overall goal of this position is to help development staff build meaningful relationships with current and prospective major donors. The tasks are to assist with fundraising, online communications and marketing, and general donor outreach and may include online communication planning, social media management, online research, writing and editing, data entry, working with volunteers, and general clerical work. The identification of prospective major donors is critical, so conducting prospect research, creating compelling communications materials to help donors understand the impact of their contributions and participating in special action campaigns is important.
Required Qualifications: ability to follow ethical standards, use discretion to deal with confidential and sensitive information; experience and ability in internet web searches; good writing skills; attention to detail; able to follow written and verbal directions well; able to work autonomously; commitment to work cooperatively; and commitment to the mission of Nonviolent Peaceforce and interest in learning about unarmed civilian protection; and able to learn from both successes and mistakes.

 

Northpoint Health and Wellness

NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, is a community-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing integrated access to a broad array of social and human services designed to meet basic needs and promote health and self-reliance. NorthPoint Inc. is co-located on the campus of NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center (NorthPoint Clinic), a full-service Federally Qualified Health Center operated in partnership with Hennepin County and the community. The two organizations share an integrated mission and report to a common CEO and Board of Directors, providing “one-door” access to integrated medical, dental, behavioral, housing, food, education, employment and other services and supports.

NorthPoint’s primary service area, zip codes 55411 and 55412, is a culturally rich, ethnically diverse area that is home to more than 56,000 residents, 73% of whom are people of color including 44% Black/African American, 14% Southeast Asian, 7% Latinx, and 6% multiracial. Centuries of structural racism that have excluded people of color from equal access to housing, community supports, and opportunities for economic mobility have led to concentrated levels of poverty, homelessness, unemployment, chronic illness, chemical dependency, low graduation rates, and other individual and community challenges in North Minneapolis. NorthPoint was launched in 1968 as part of the Johnson Administration’s War on Poverty. Originally called Pilot City, NorthPoint was one of 13 neighborhood service centers established by and for low-income communities across the U.S., with the goal to eliminate poverty and racial injustice and build The Great Society through targeted, long-term investments. Neighborhood service centers offered access to affordable health care along with innovative programs to promote economic development, education, and social justice. We continue today as NorthPoint.

Community Health Navigator
Care coordination for our Living Well at Home program for elders. To assist adults age 65 and older to stay healthy and in their homes and community. This will involve working with our primary care and human service teams in providing and connecting seniors to needed services. There will be a need to make home visits to better understand the whole person. While this program serves all of our elder clients, it also targets Latino and Hmong patients. A Spanish language speaker would assist us in this work. Previous health care or community health work experience is helpful but not essential. There will also be some ongoing work as needed with our food shelf and mobile food shelf and our produce distribution program, as well as other organizational needs but the primary work will be with the elders.

This partnership is made possible by generous support from The Friends Foundation for the Aging.

Olivia Chalkley

Olivia Chalkley (she/her) started attending Quaker meeting in Baltimore, MD when she was in high school and has been involved in the Religious Society of Friends ever since. She has worked with youth programs in several different yearly meetings, and currently serves as the Young Friends Program Facilitator for Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. She enjoys making bread and reading novels. Olivia is an alum of the 2017-2018 Atlanta program.

Open Arms of Minnesota

Open Arms of Minnesota's purpose is to build a joyful and nourishing community that provides medically tailored meals and hope for people experiencing a significant health crisis or living with a life-threatening illness. OAM operates on the abundance model, believing that the resources and compassion needed to support their work is available in our community.

Open Arms of Minnesota is a nonprofit that cooks and delivers free, nutritious meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses in the Twin Cities. We believe that food is medicine, and our work matters to the health outcomes of our clients. With the help of over 7,500 volunteers, we’ll cook and deliver more than 600,000 delicious meals this year to people living with life-threatening illnesses, as well as their caregivers and dependents.

Logistics and Delivery Associate

This position is primarily responsible for delivering meals to program clients, and providing general Logistics Department support, including activities that assist with setting up or preparing for client deliveries, shipping, and other departmental support.

• Accurately and efficiently deliver to clients and other organizational partners as well as transporting food and equipment between OAM kitchens.
• Represent Open Arms’ values and mission through high customer service and a friendly, efficient demeanor while working with corporate, faith-based, and hospital satellite partners, as well as volunteers and clients.
• Build strong relationships with the partners, volunteers and clients you meet while on delivery.
• Support Logistics & Delivery tasks on-site when not delivering, including meal pack-out process, and delivery/route preparations.
• Relay information shared by satellite partners back to Logistics and Delivery Manager accurately and in a timely manner.
• Help the Logistics Team prepare deliveries for the upcoming days as needed.
• Assist in the cleaning and maintenance of delivery equipment such as cooler bags as needed.
• Help ensure Open Arms provides an outstanding experience for all volunteers by regularly seeking out meaningful and positive interactions with them and maintaining a positive, friendly and helpful attitude at all times.
• Be a Champion of our mission, purpose and values.
• Work as a team player and step in when needed.
• Other duties as assigned.

Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility

Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility was founded in 1981 by a group of local physicians and scientists who advocated against nuclear weapons and for the cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. We are the local affiliate of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War which was awarded the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize. Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, Oregon PSR seeks a healthy, just and peaceful world for present and future generations by protecting human life from the gravest threats to health and survival.

Specific programs include advocating for a healthy climate and environment, ending nuclear power, and promoting peaceful alternatives to militarism, nuclear weapons, and gun violence. In addition to bringing the health perspective to issues of social responsibility, we intentionally prioritize the voices and needs of communities of color. We work to incorporate racial and immigrant justice into our environmental, anti-nuclear, and peacebuilding work.

Program Assistant:
The QVS Fellow will assist with outreach and program responsibilities for our various programs. This will include: Staffing outreach table at community events related to climate change, peace, and other social justice issues; Overseeing volunteers and coordinating outreach for our annual peace writing scholarship for Oregon high school students; Assisting with outreach for our annual Hiroshima and Nagasaki commemoration; Assisting with social media and news media outreach; Outreach to health professional, student, and other organizations; Assisting with organizational fundraisers, events, and other activities; Representing Oregon PSR at meetings with partner organizations and coalitions, including continuing and developing relationships with environmental justice, immigrant justice, and equity groups. Other details of the job description will be tailored to meet the skills and interests of the volunteer. The volunteer will work with Oregonians of all walks of life (Portland community members, health professionals, Columbia Gorge tribes, and activists on diverse issues, to name just a few) and a wide age range (from high school students to the elderly).
Outside In

Outside In‘s mission is to assist homeless youth and other low-income and marginalized people move toward improved health and self-sufficiency. Outside In, established in 1968, has continually revised services to respond to changing client needs. We operate a Federally Qualified Health Center and are state-certified for both mental health treatment and alcohol and drug treatment services. Current programs include a Clinic and Homeless Youth Department. The Clinic is a cutting-edge blend of western and alternative medicine. It is a teaching site for Oregon Health Sciences University, and provides western medicine, naturopathic, acupuncture, Chinese herbal, chiropractic, and dental care. The Clinic provides healthcare five days per week and 28,000 visits annually. The Youth Department serves about 800 homeless youth annually. A Day Program provides safety off the streets and basic needs resources, including 3 meals per day, 6 days per week. It also offers other wraparound supports including case management, QueerZone supports for LGBTQ youth, mental health treatment, alcohol and drug treatment, 30 units of on-site housing, 50 units of housing in the community, our “Urban Ed” Alternative School, an employment center, and the Virginia Woof Dog Daycare/Job Training Center. This past year, 7 youth obtained their GED, 32 enrolled in college, 126 were employed, and 124 youth were supported in our housing options. 92% of youth graduating from Transitional Housing did not return to the streets.

There will be two possible Fellow positions for a placement with Inside In:

Fellow Position: Youth Engagement Specialist

The goal of this position is to support homeless youth in transitioning from street life to self-sufficiency. The Youth Engagement Specialist builds positive relationships with youth through role modeling and mentoring; checks youth in the Day Program and ensure they are following COVID protocols upon arrival; assists with providing youth access to showers, laundry, toiletry supplies, phone charging, clothing or other available resources; involves and empowers youth participants in generating community, meeting community norms, and sense of ownership within programs and the community. Additionally, the Specialist will assure material and operational support of the Day Services Program. This can include assisting with maintaining cleanliness of program areas and assisting with food program support as needed, consistent with COVID risk mitigation practices. Knowledge of the impact homelessness has on the LGBTQ and BIPOC communities; knowledge of homeless resources; and knowledge and understanding of adolescent development, Trauma Informed Care, and harm reduction will be supportive in this role.

Fellow Position: Food Pantry and Community Engagement Specialist

The Food Pantry and Community Engagement Specialist will lead the operation of our weekly food pantry and work to build relationships with community members to increase the number of patients accessing the OI East Clinic. There will also be the opportunity to cross-train and support other clinic processes as desired. Food pantry responsibilities include:

  • Serve as primary site contact and liaison with rest of agency for the East Clinic food pantry.
  • Coordinate food donations and orders.
  • Receive deliveries, stock food pantry, and redistribute items to other sites as needed.
  • Staff food pantry, navigate patient flow and check in, onboard and direct volunteers.

Community engagement responsibilities:

  • Staff outreach events at community partner agencies, register and schedule new patient appointments.
  • Perform targeted outreach
  • Establish partnerships and conduct outreach to local schools to promote pediatric and child health services available at East clinic.
  • Coordinates with Clinic Manager to identify upcoming resource needs within the community, in response to partner meetings, and community and urban planning updates.
Paloma Collazo-Vargas

Paloma Collazo-Vargas (she/her) is a graduate of Earlham College and participated in the most recent Philadelphia QVS house, working at Nationalities Service Center. Following QVS, she was offered a position as a Case Manager and joined the Philly QVS Local Support Committee (LSC). You can catch her watching the same anime for the nth time while she sews to her heart's content.

Partnership for Southern Equity

Partnership for Southern Equity  (PSE) advances policies and institutional actions that promote racial equity and shared prosperity for all in the growth of metropolitan Atlanta and the American South.

(PSE), has been advancing the cause of equity through a ecosystem-based model for multi-demographic engagement in the City of Atlanta and the surrounding metropolitan region – a bustling area emblematic of many Southern communities riven by racial, economic and class disparities.

Using its strength in its ability to connect, educate, and empower diverse individuals and organizations to encourage just, sustainable practices for shared prosperity, PSE has stood at the forefront of promoting balanced growth and shared prosperity throughout metropolitan Atlanta and the American South.

Focusing on three key areas: energy, growth and opportunity, PSE has developed strong partnerships, which have resulted in a series of successful policy initiatives that helped elevate and enable the communities we serve.

Just Growth Fellow:
The Just Growth Fellow will provide support to the Just Growth team in our efforts to democratize development and build community leadership capacity to influence and realize benefits of development in their communities. Prior QVS Fellows have developed new initiatives to deploy regrant funds to grassroots partners working on community development and anti-displacement efforts; conducted research for a local government equity planning project; coordinated activities of PSE's Just Growth Circle community of practice/coalition; and led community engagement efforts for the creation of a new regional racial equity atlas tool. Logistics and communications support are anticipated ongoing duties, while fellows have opportunities to substantially contribute to the design and execution of new programming, as a valuable part of a dynamic, passionate team.

P:ear

P:ear builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives. With a staff of only 9 people, each year we serve almost 800 homeless youth ages 15-25. Located at the corner of NW6th and Flanders, p:ear has been building positive relationships with homeless youth since 2002. During that time, p:ear has been recognized for our innovative programs and approach to homeless youth, including the Lowenstein Award, Friends of Alternative Education, and the Crystal Starbright Award.

The QVS Fellow will be serving as a Kitchen and Food Manager. The Kitchen and Food Manager will serve as a positive adult role model for youth accessing p:ear, with emphasis on respect and commitment. 80% of floor staff time will be spent coordinating meals, supervising cooks and kitchen volunteers and working directly with youth, the other 20% of time will be spent on administrative, organization and housekeeping tasks. Some of the duties are: to create a safe, supportive, structured environment; abide by all policies and procedures; develop positive, respectful relationships with youth, other volunteers, staff, and local business owners; maintain appropriate boundaries; help prepare the facility each morning, clean and organize it at end of work day with an emphasis on kitchen and food areas; and participate in weekly staff meetings, monthly in-services, retreats and p:ear events.

Pendle Hill

Pendle Hill was established in 1930 as a Quaker study center designed to prepare its adult students for service both in the Religious Society of Friends and in the world. Pendle Hill was meant to be different from existing Quaker schools or colleges, which were mainly academic. Its mission was both educational and religious: Pendle Hill was to be a school, rooted in Quaker community life, where students and staff would live according to Quaker principles and practices and where learning would be experiential as well as intellectual.

The founders of Pendle Hill included well-known Quaker spiritual leaders, teachers, and business people such as Rufus Jones of Haverford, Henry Cadbury of Bryn Mawr, William and Hannah Clothier Hull of Swarthmore, George Walton of George School and his brother, J. Barnard Walton, Agnes Tierney of Coulter Street Meeting, Germantown, and D. Robert Yarnall, who was to clerk the Board for 24 years. The first director was Henry Hodgkin, a respected British Quaker who played a large role in naming Pendle Hill after the hill climbed by George Fox, the founder of Quakerism, in 1652, from which he saw “a great people to be gathered.” Henry Hodgkin wrote: “The name of Pendle Hill symbolizes the call to climb to spiritual heights through hard thinking and self-discipline…to see deeper into the meaning of life and farther out into the great world, and to come down, as did Fox from Pendle Hill, with a fresh zest for the service which reaches to ‘that of God’ in all…”

Central to the vision of the Pendle Hill community and the influence that it seeks to exert in the larger world are: peace, truth-speaking and integrity, equality, simplicity, and reaching out to that of God in every one. Further, Pendle Hill seeks to uphold education, sustainability, and social action and justice as key values and practices for and within our work.

At this moment our organization have a reduced staff of 19 people but we serve more that 5,000 people at year in our different programs and through our conference service. We are committed to radical hospitality as a testimony of simplicity and inclusion.

Education Program Assistant

The Education Program Assistant, under supervision of the Director of Education, would manage tech support for 10 different Pendle Hill online programs, ranging in topic from Quaker Clerking to Reparations and Mindfulness. The Fellow will work collaboratively with the Education Coordinator to recruit speakers and envision content for First Monday Lectures in December, March, and May, as well as for the annual Young Adult Friend conference, Continuing Revolution, in early June. The Fellow would spend 30% of their time supporting on-campus programs (as COVID safety permits following statewide public health rules) through welcoming leaders, orienting groups, and managing the collection of evaluations. The Education Program Assistant would manage social media posts for upcoming programs and general advertising, and work collaboratively with the Education Coordinator on program evaluation and grant reporting. This work, both online and in-person, would bring the Fellow in regular contact with Pendle Hill’s guests and public audience, which skews over 50 and white, but includes people of diverse ages and backgrounds from the region and (online) internationally. Our guests come in three primary ways: Pendle Hill coordinated educational programs; retreats as a part of other organizations and groups; self-guided, personal sojourns. This position will primarily work in the first realm but relate closely to other departments welcoming guests. Qualifications include strong organizational skills including the ability to simultaneously attend to immediate needs and long-range planning; excellent communication and writing skills; experience and comfort in creating content for professional social media posts; familiarity with the Religious Society of Friends.

PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center

PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center is a statewide environmental organization. PennEnvironment believe there’s something special about Pennsylvania -- something worth protecting and preserving for future generations. Whether it’s a beloved river or stream like the Susquehanna or the Wissahickon, rolling family farmland, or one of the 120 state parks, Pennsylvania’s natural wonders enrich lives in countless ways. Yet the places we love and the environmental values so many of us share are too often threatened by powerful polluters, short-sighted politicians and more. Defending the environment requires independent research, tough-minded advocacy and spirited grassroots action.

That’s the idea behind the PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center. Together with tens of thousands of supporters from all walks of life, PennEnvironment takes the kind of action that wins tangible results for the environment.

Fellow Position: Conservation & Clean Water Fellow

The PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center is looking for a skilled and savvy organizer to build grassroots support for our clean water and conservation campaigns, and help us in our effort to preserve Pennsylvania’s incredible natural heritage. This includes our current campaigns to preserve Pennsylvania's parks, forests, and other public lands, and our efforts to protect and restore Pennsylvania’s incredible rivers, lakes and streams from major sources of pollution.

Primary responsibilities for this position include:

  • Working with and building powerful coalitions: Work with environmental groups, conservation organizations, watershed groups, small business owners, farmers, public health officials and others to demonstrate support for our campaigns to protect and restore Pennsylvania's rivers, lakes and streams, and the state's incredible outdoor places and natural heritage.
  • Recruit, cultivate and train volunteers: Recruit, develop and mobilize our citizen members, volunteers and activists, and other concerned citizens who want to participate in the PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center’s water and conservation campaigns.
  • Garner news coverage and work with the media: the PennEnvironment fellow will organize news conferences and write opinion pieces. You’ll also work on our social media projects to build a following on Facebook and Twitter for your campaigns.
  • Educate and Advocate with decision makers: Coordinate strategy with leaders at the local, state, and federal level. Advocate for strong clean water and conservation policies, and participate in face-to-face educational briefings with elected officials and regulators. Build support for our water protection and conservation policy priorities.
  • Research strategies to preserve our wild places and protect our water resources: Research policies from other states, help develop research report concepts, develop public-facing educational materials.

The Fellow will be working with PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center volunteers from all corners of the state and all walks of life. Our network of activists vary from high school and college students volunteering or interning with us during the school year, retirees who have the time and desire to participate in environmental campaigns they care about, and everything in between. They vary in their levels of engagement and the tactics in which they participate, and we are looking for a Fellow who can help recruit and train new activists into our statewide network.

We are seeking a QVS Fellow who is ready to commit their time, talent and passion to educating, organizing and advocating for positive change that will protect our environment. We look for smarts, organizing experience and an eagerness to learn. We value leadership experience of all kinds, especially organizing, grassroots outreach and building campus groups. Fellows must have excellent judgment and discretion and the ability to oversee significant projects.

Pennsylvania Health Access Network

Pennsylvania Health Access Network (PHAN) is a consumer focused organization working to expand access and improve the quality of the Commonwealth's health coverage options. Since 2007, PHAN has brought consumer voices into discussions of health equity, reaching vulnerable populations in underserved communities.

PHAN has brought together health care consumers and community organizations to advocate for expanded access to health care in Pennsylvania since 2007. PHAN blends coalition-building and policy advocacy with our unique model of community health organizing that focuses on supporting and empowering consumers to get the treatment they need and become advocates for better healthcare in their local communities and statewide. PHAN has a long history of successful campaigns, including expanding Medicaid in Pennsylvania; protecting seniors’ access to care in Western PA; mobilizing Pennsylvanians to defend the Affordable Care Act, and building a group of housing and health advocates to push for needed housing services available through Medicaid.

Regardless of the policy issue, PHAN prioritizes bringing consumer voices and stories to the forefront of the debate and has a deep, successful history of engaging vulnerable populations in discussions that will ultimately impact their access to care and build a more equitable health system. PHAN also provides technical assistance and policy and communications expertise to its 550+ diverse community partners, who participate in PHAN-led coalitions on such issues as: opposing Medicaid work requirements, ending surprise medical billing, and supportive housing services. PHAN’s advocacy work is built on the organization’s direct connections with communities – both rural and urban- throughout Pennsylvania. As a federally-certified healthcare navigator organization, PHAN’s staff enrolls people in Medicaid, CHIP, and marketplace coverage. Over the past five years, PHAN has enrolled over 9,500 in healthcare coverage and fielded tens of thousands more calls through our statewide helpline.

Community Health Organizer
The OVS Fellow is integral to PHAN running its statewide helpline, which provides phone assistance to people from all over Pennsylvania who wouldn't otherwise have help. While much of the work is done over the phone, people are often calling PHAN out of frustration or even desperation, because they have not been able to get health insurance or have struggled with problems with their health plan. These people often need a reassuring voice and someone willing to go beyond what a normal "call center" would do to provide real solutions and hope when they need it the most. We do this in a way that feels friendly, open, and supportive. All of this work we do to uncover the hidden problems in our health system and elevate it for advocacy to change the system.

This is a critical part of our advocacy process, and involves a lot of details. The Fellow answers phone calls, helps identify the problem or issue, and works with callers to directly resolve that problem or issue by referring them to resources, enrolling them in health insurance coverage, filing a complaint or appeal, or helping the consumer call another entity, like a health plan, doctor, hospital, or state agency. The Fellow screens uninsured individuals and educates them about health insurance options, helps people make informed decisions in an impartial way, listens to a consumer's needs and explains options to them, and often provides intensive support and follow up. All along the way, the fellow documents the process and interactions.

Ultimately, the Fellow is engaged in other forms of advocacy and engaged in broader community outreach. The Fellow also helps collect people's stories and prepares them to speak publicly about their healthcare experiences. When possible, the Fellow can help PHAN develop community members as leaders to include furthering meaningful community dialogue around health issues, barriers, and people-focused solutions.

Philadelphia Montessori Charter School

Philadelphia Montessori Charter School, located in SW Philadelphia, is the only free Montessori Charter School in Eastern Pennsylvania. We are committed to social justice, use the Montessori peace program, and are a Responsive Classroom School. As a Title I school, 100% of our children (200 students) are recipients of the free breakfast and lunch program. Founded in 2004 as a K-6 grade school, our mission is to nurture the whole child , celebrate inclusion, embrace innovation, and ignite the internal spark that leads to social, emotional and academic success.

Firm in principle, flexible in procedure. As a small urban school we have high expectations for our students and numerous ways to reach our goal. Our size allows us to innovate and work with one another. All classrooms have two teachers and each teacher brings something special to our school. We strive to match personal interests to teaching opportunities. For example, we have a weekly "Google Innovation Hour" where faculty are able to share their passion with their students (robotics, quilting, cooking, gardening, herbal medicine, drama etc...) We will do our best to match our QVS Fellow's interests with the age of the student and the subjects she/he is most interested in teaching. Our classrooms are of mixed ages: Primary (Pre-K through Kinder), Lower Elementary (1st - 3rd grade) and Upper Elementary (4th - 6th grade). Following the beliefs of Dr. Maria Montessori, teachers are facilitators of learning and our one requirement is that you enter through our doors daily prepared to teach like your hair's on fire! We are passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of the children we teach.

Philadelphia Orchard Project

Philadelphia Orchard Project (POP) plants and supports community orchards in the city of Philadelphia. These orchards transform and revitalize urban environments and represent a long-term investment in the communities where they are planted. Founded in 2007 by alternative economic development pioneer Paul Glover, POP is part of a growing movement to develop more sustainable, equitable, and ethical local food systems. Since its founding, POP has worked with community-based groups to plan and plant orchards at 41 locations in neighborhoods across the city, and currently supports a total of 56 city orchard sites. Each orchard is planted in collaboration with a community group, a strategy that ensures that the people who stand to benefit from POP’s initiatives are central to their implementation from the very beginning. Partners include schools, churches, community gardens, urban farms, recreation centers, parks, transition houses, and other urban spaces, almost exclusively in low-wealth neighborhoods.

POP staff currently consists of 1 full time Executive Director, and 3 part time positions: Orchard Director, Education Director, and Development Associate. Primary programs include planting new community orchards at a rate of 4-6 per year; supporting 56 existing city orchard sites with consulting visits, volunteer recruitment, tool access, training, and educational programs; gleaning and distributing fruit that would otherwise go to waste; and building community involvement through seasonal harvest festivals and other events.

The Fellow will assist in a variety of Philadelphia Orchard Project activities, with particular focus on POP’s school orchard program. The Fellow will help deliver school orchard support including site visits and teacher training; designing and implementing lesson plans; and developing new educational materials. The Fellow will also participate in other POP activities including planting and gleaning events, volunteer coordination, grant writing and research, outreach and marketing, and researching and creating content for POP’s blog and other publications.

POP’s orchards and programs are focused in diverse, low-wealth neighborhoods across the city. Demographic indicators for these neighborhoods show areas of concentrated poverty, diet related disease, and lower educational rates. Although POP programs serve all ages, the Fellow’s efforts will be concentrated on programs serving youth (K-12) at public and charter schools.

Philadelphia Parks Alliance

Philadelphia Parks AllianceFounded in 1984, the Philadelphia Parks Alliance leads a diverse and expanding citizens’ movement which believes that great public spaces help create a higher quality of life for all Philadelphia residents. We primarily accomplish this through direct services and programming that cultivate civic engagement and community ownership in all of Philadelphia’s public spaces, especially in our most impoverished communities.

The mission of the Parks Alliance is to champion the public’s interest in outstanding parks, recreation, and open spaces - key to making Philadelphia a healthy, vibrant, and sustainable city for all. We are currently small and efficient (with a team of less than 20); but our organizational mandate is city-wide and with more than 1.5 million residents, of which 28% live below the poverty line, our expansive vision to reach every community of need makes it imperative for us to continue to grow.

As an organization, we seek to:

    • Mitigate structural poverty by creating more and better opportunities for Philadelphia residents through public space programming
    • Develop both public and private partnerships with organizations and community leaders
    • Become more widely known as a data-driven enterprise that offers our donors optimal value and our community stakeholders significant benefit.

Currently, our primary focus as an organization is on our Recreation Community Initiative. With this initiative, we develop recreation centers into comprehensive community centers that offer a variety of well-attended programming, such as ESL support, after-school tutoring, Pre-K programming, and other services at recreation centers across the city.

The QVS Fellow will serve as a Community Outreach Coordinator as a part of our Recreation Community Initiative (RCI). The goal of this initiative is to ensure that all 180 recreation centers in the city flourish with well-attended programming and a stable support system. We hold anywhere from 2-6 recreation meetings a month for which the Fellow will help lead and collect recreation center data for our database. These dinners provide a great opportunity for the Fellow to not only interact with rec leaders and advisory council members, but interact with up to 100 community members of all ages at any given time. In addition to these community dinners, the Fellow will build relationships with resource-providing partners, such as other nonprofits, Parks & Rec staff, and volunteers. Finally, the Fellow will actively canvass the corresponding rec center neighborhoods, going door to door with flyers, often personally inviting members of the community to our events.

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting

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Philadelphia Yearly Meeting is a regional association of local Quaker communities in Pennsylvania, Delaware, northern Maryland, and southern New Jersey. We bring Quakers in our region together to deepen our collective spirituality and to build synergistic relationships. We develop programs that serve local Quaker communities in a spirit of collaboration and fun. We cultivate volunteers and staff who help make the leadings of our yearly meeting community come alive and discern corporate witness when it arises.

The Communications Associate for Community Engagement is a QVS Alumni Fellow who supports the innovative development of energizing content towards building a culture of sharing our stories, to inspire, motivate and hearten each other as needed. The Alumni Fellow helps encourage the communities that make up Philadelphia Yearly Meeting to publicize their work and ministry with each other and with the wider body of Friends.

Click here for a more in depth description of job duties.

Purpose Built Schools

Purpose Built Schools mission is to turn around failing schools and put all children on a trajectory for success through college and in their careers. In the process, we will help revitalize the neighborhood they serve.

Our vision of success is to see every child living in our neighborhoods on a trajectory for success through college and in their careers.

Purpose Built Schools has a proven record of helping turn around schools in historically low-income neighborhoods. Not far away in Atlanta’s East Lake neighborhood, we helped open Drew Charter School in 2000, providing the cradle-to-college education pipeline for the holistic community revitalization of the East Lake community in southeast Atlanta. We manage four schools (two elementary, one middle and one high school) in the south Atlanta neighborhoods. Purpose Built Schools is solely responsible for recruiting, hiring, supervising and evaluating all ~350 of our school personnel. Every adult at our schools is a Purpose Built Schools employee.

The schools in our neighborhoods serve some of the most under-served families living in poverty in the state. Carver STEAM Academy has the most students living in poverty of any high school in Georgia. Price Middle School and Thomasville Heights Elementary School have the second most students living in poverty for any middle and elementary schools in Georgia. Slater Elementary School has the 37th highest number of students living in poverty for an elementary school in Georgia.

Classroom Assistant, Small group literacy/math instructor, College and Career persistence counselor-
EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION
a. Planning, implementing, and monitoring instruction and interventions as necessary
b. Leveraging robust research-based curricula, resources, and strategies to enhance instruction
c. Using a variety of data collection measures to drive instruction and intervention.
d. Fostering classroom culture that facilitates intrinsic drive for learning and personal growth among students.
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTH
a. Participating in joint planning during teacher planning time.
b. Reflecting on teaching practices and seeking appropriate help and support from the leadership team.
c. Collaborating through learning communities on topics of mutual interest, such as vertical alignment of the curriculum, literacy strategies, etc.
COLLABORATIVE AND TEAM ORIENTED
a. Leading joint planning or collaborative learning communities, when appropriate to the candidate's interests and strengths.
SERVING THE WHOLE CHILD
a. Proactively communicate with family and/or guardians.
b. Involve community stakeholders in learning experiences for students, when appropriate.
c. Other duties as assigned.

Racial Justice Action Center

Racial Justice Action Center's model of organizing emphasizes deep leadership development to facilitate transformation on an individual, community and societal level.  This approach is being developed by seasoned organizers who have identified the strengths and weaknesses of traditional social justice organizing and are working to create a model that is more effective, sustainable, democratic and is led by poor and working class people of color.  We are working very hard to build a people-centered organization that deeply understands the role of healing, trauma, and oppression (internalized and externalized) in our communities and organizations and which seeks to practice what it preaches in terms of democracy, transparency, and building a culture of empowerment.

The Racial Justice Action Center was founded in 2012 and has already successfully launched Women on the Rise (a grassroots organizing project for formerly incarcerated women and women with records), a Transformative Organizing Institute (a leadership development and somatic training series), and the Solutions Not Punishment (SNaP) Coalition campaign to win implementation of a local diversion program for people arrested for street level sex work that provides substance abuse, mental health and job training support to those in need.

The QVS Fellow will work on the RJAC campaign to close Atlanta City Jail as well as other organizing initiatives. Full Fellow Job description to come soon!

Rainforest Action Network

Rainforest Action Network (RAN) preserves forests, protects the climate and upholds human rights by challenging corporate power and systemic injustice through frontline partnerships and strategic campaigns.

RAN works toward a world where the rights and dignity of all communities are respected and where healthy forests, a stable climate and wild biodiversity are protected and celebrated. RAN has undertaken bold campaigns to hold some of the world’s biggest corporations accountable for business models that are linked to forest destruction, loss of biodiversity, climate change and the marginalization of Indigenous Peoples’ and local communities’ rights and livelihoods. RAN uses non-violent direct action, grassroots organizing, education, and strategic communications to challenge the biggest companies responsible for deforestation and climate change. Since 1985, RAN has campaigned for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life. We've successfully campaigned against Home Depot, Bank of America, Pepsico and Citibank. We've worked at the intersection of environmentalism and justice often working with communities impacted by corporate and governmental practices. We're currently at almost 60 staff with offices in San Francisco, London, Jakarta and Tokyo. Our work is focused on two program areas--climate and tropical forests. The climate program pressures Wall Street banks and insurance companies to stop funding the fossil fuel sector. The forest program works to end tropical deforestation via the production of palm oil by U.S. markets campaigns against major banks and food brands. Our climate program supports Indigenous, frontline and other climate impacted communities in North America. Our forest program primarily works with communities in Indonesia and South America. Our "base" of supporters is primarily in the U.S.

RAN Organizing Dept. Fellow

Support strategies in Minneapolis-St. Paul, and other parts of the midwest, that support keeping fossil fuels in the ground through campaigns against Line 3 and the Wall St. banks funding the project. Broaden RAN’s collaborative organizing into diverse constituencies, frontline and Indigenous communities; Develop and train new volunteer leaders and groups, especially from communities of color disproportionately impacted by climate change;In conjunction with other departments at RAN design, create, organize and use a range of tools (direct actions, direct communication, traditional and social media, briefing sheets, and other tools) to communicate with target audiences and to achieve objectives; Develop compelling communications and advocacy materials, including email and social media content; Represent RAN at events as well as act as a public spokesperson for RAN; Train activists in non-violent direct action, media and communication skills, grassroots organizing.

Robie Ryan

Robie Ryan (she/her) grew up in a suburb of Rochester, NY and on the shores of the Finger Lakes and is overjoyed to be moving to Minneapolis in the ‘Land of 10,000 Lakes’! She graduated from Wesleyan University in December of 2017 with an undergraduate and master’s degree in chemistry. Robie has spent a cumulative of more than three years working as a patient care technician at Rochester General Hospital and has discovered her deep love of caring for people during the most difficult times of their lives. She sees her ability to connect with and advocate for people in need as one of her greatest gifts. Robie’s passions led her to pursue a career as a medical doctor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2019. After a leave of absence and some challenging inner work and healing, Robie decided to withdraw from medical school. In the quiet serenity of letting go of her lifelong dream, QVS came into her life as a divine gift and opportunity to continue her personal growth with the support of a loving community. Although she doesn’t currently identify with a religious affiliation, Robie remains close to her home church community (Spiritus Christi Church in Rochester) as well as her spiritual 12-step recovery community, and is excited to explore Quakerism this year. Robie is grateful to be joining Our Saviour’s Housing as a case manager for the permanent supportive housing program.

Sam Wilson

Sam Wilson (he/him) grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, and attended school at Indiana University Bloomington, where he majored in International Studies with minors in Religious Studies and East Asian Languages and Cultures. He studied Chinese for three years, including one semester abroad his junior year in Nanjing, China. He also had the opportunity to travel to Taiwan twice as part of the Taiwan America Student Conference (TASC). Sam’s experience learning about Taiwan and working with students from across both countries in this student-led, multidisciplinary conference proved to be one of the most rewarding experiences of his life. He also participated in a variety of student activities throughout his college career, including orchestra, Taekwondo club, and Oxfam Club, and was able to explore a wide range of classes as well, including art classes such as photography. After graduating, he tried various opportunities, including staying at an organic farm in Florida, before eventually moving to Thailand to teach English, where he lived for over a year and a half. He enjoyed the opportunity to see a new part of the world and learn from new experiences. Other interests and hobbies of his include spending time in nature, sustainability, biking, meditating, drawing, photography, learning foreign languages, and talking with friends. Sam grew up attending a Quaker church and going to Quaker summer camps, but only in the past few years or so did he become more interested in Quakerism. He is looking forward to more deeply exploring Quakerism and spirituality during his year at QVS. Additionally, he hopes that QVS will help him develop a more in depth understanding of important modern-day issues, such as inequality, and how we can address them. Sam is excited to begin work as a QVS Fellow at Southern Education Foundation in Atlanta!

Emma Krasky

Emma Krasky (she/her) is looking forward to returning to her hometown, Minneapolis, where she was born and raised. This past May, she graduated from Smith College with a degree in Urban Geography and Landscape Studies. At Smith, Emma found a home in the ultimate frisbee team, Lunadisc, and also as a member of one of Smith’s cooperative houses. She spent last summer living and working at the Lake City Catholic Worker Farm; her experience at the LCCW opened her eyes to new ways of living and relating to the world around her, and she continues to explore the interconnections of faith, community, care, and abundance. When she’s not in the garden getting her hands dirty, you might find Emma writing love letters to her sister, exploring new swim spots with friends, fermenting foods, or dancing in her kitchen. She is incredibly excited to explore Quaker spirituality and work with the Minnesota Horticultural Society in this coming year!

Samantha Paladini

Samantha Paladini was born in sunny California and moved to Virginia at the age of eight. She grew up attending Virginia Beach Friends School where she received a Quaker education focused on implementing the SPICES (spirituality, peace, integrity, peace, equity, and stewardship) in all aspects of her life. Her sense of giving back to the community was enriched during the eleven years she helped feed the homeless at the Judeo-Christian Outreach Center. Samantha returned to the West Coast where she graduated summa cum laude from Whittier College with a BA in English and Theatre. Graduating in her living room during the pandemic was not an easy feat, but Samantha found her light while aiding students with developmental disabilities. As a tutor, camp counselor, and eventually college mentor, she found purpose and patience during a time of uncertainty. This led her to a job as an Artist's Assistant where she conducted research on collaboration in the workforce. Recently, she stage managed a production for The 24 Hour Plays Company, explored the benefits of hot yoga, and fulfilled her dream of working in a bookstore. Samantha is looking forward to reconnecting to her Quaker roots and will be serving at Better Future Project this year in Boston.

Sara Laine

Sara Laine (she/her) is a recent graduate of Swarthmore College where she completed a double major in Peace and Conflict Studies and Global Political Economy. During her time at Swarthmore, she was a member of the Swarthmore African Students Association (SASA), served as a research intern with the Black Cultural Center as well as a libraries intern with McCabe Library, and completed an archival internship with the Friends Historical Library, where she assisted with digitization of materials for the In Her Own Right project. This upcoming year with QVS, Sara is excited to build community with her colleagues, explore Quakerism and learn more about non-profits through her work with Brown Hope.

Our Saviour’s Housing Program

Our Saviour's Housing program operates an emergency shelter, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing for single adults. The English Learning Center program provides free English language instruction, plus tutoring in math, computer and citizenship test preparation for newly arrived refugees and immigrants. Our Saviour's Housing program provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, permanent supportive housing plus a wide array of support services for those who are homeless in our community.Both programs are focused on serving adults primarily in south Minneapolis, Minnesota.

All of our offices and workspaces are located in close proximity to one another in an urban neighborhood in south Minneapolis. Our mission is accomplished by about 40 staff members, including 27 full time and 13 part time individuals. We involve more than 1500 adult volunteers in the course of our work over a year. We are a community of hope for those who need a home.
Our mission is eliminating homelessness by providing shelter, support and a chance to start over.

Case Manager- Permanent Supportive Housing: Our Fellow will support a caseload of 16-20 homeless clients in scattered apartment building sites. The Case Manager’s primary functions are to assist clients with the move-in process, meet weekly to assess and encourage a case plan, ensure basic needs are met and to assist with crisis prevention/intervention to assure housing stability. Additionally, PSH Case Managers formulate strong professional relationships with clients’ landlords to better advocate and mediate any issues that may arise.

OSH has a welcoming community approach, strong teamwork collaboration, and flexibility to creatively improve programming to meet residents’ needs. The ideal candidate for this position will embrace this mindset.

SEAMAAC

SEAMAAC's mission is to support and serve immigrants and refugees and other politically, socially and economically marginalized communities as they seek to advance the condition of their lives in the United States. SEAMAAC envisions a strong and unified society, where immigrants and refugees work alongside other Americans to build shared political, economic and social power. We envision a community where the contributions of each generation of Americans, whether native to this land, immigrant, or brought against their will, are equally acknowledged, valued and embraced, and where all people live whole, healthy lives with joy and dignity.

SEAMAAC (founded in 1984, as the Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition) is one of the oldest and largest refugee-founded agencies in the region. The founding vision was to unite Philadelphia’s Southeast Asian organizations into a dynamic refugee-led coalition. This allowed small ethnic communities to share resources, and created a unified voice for the city’s Southeast Asian community. Over time, SEAMAAC’s scope of work expanded; our services now engage immigrants from 5 continents as well as US-born Philadelphians of every ethnicity.

Today, SEAMAAC has two South Philadelphia offices and one youth program site. Immigrant/refugee family wellness services include: support groups; art therapy; basic needs; intimate partner violence/domestic violence services; health education and access to care; elders programs; public benefits enrollment; health insurance enrollment; employment support; ESL classes, digital literacy; family literacy; citizenship application assistance; and community development. SEAMAAC’s Education Department works with racially diverse children, youth, and their families in West, Southwest, and Lower Northeast Philadelphia. SEAMAAC’s “Hip Hop Heritage” afterschool and summer program engages youth in hip hop arts activities. SEAMAAC also coordinates a nonpartisan voter registration/mobilization effort for Asian American-serving organizations in PA.

Fellow Position: Community Development Associate

The QVS Fellow (Community Development Associate) will have a variety of duties and responsibilities that follow the wide variety of our cutting edge and impactful Community Development work. Core to the job includes helping manage our South 7th Street Shops organizing work, which supports immigrant-owned small businesses in South Philadelphia. Experience working with small businesses, loan coordination and financing, and working in diverse community organizing or development is preferred. Additionally, the Associate will be helping to manage daily operations of its South Philadelphia East (SoPhiE) Food Truck Business Incubator Program. Experience with catering / food service and driving larger vehicles or food trucks is desired but not required for the position. The Fellow may also help manage the overall SoPhiE program, communicating with chefs (who use the truck as a small business incubator), driving the truck to and from events, connecting to additional events, and overseeing the budget of the SoPhiE program under the supervision of the Director of Community Development.

In addition, SEAMAAC’s Community Development work includes helping to support and coordinate planned work and improvements at Mifflin Square Park, implementing broad community outreach and engagement, supporting the ongoing Neighborhood Plan and implementation work, and supporting the Growing Home immigrant gardens. Again, many residents and businesses SEAMAAC serves are BIPOC, immigrant and LEP. Bilingual capability in specific Asian languages and/or Spanish is preferred. The QVS Fellow should be outgoing. Most of SEAMAAC’s population is BIPOC and we encourage BIPOC and those with diverse backgrounds and language skills additional to English to apply.

Sierra Club, Oregon Chapter

The Oregon Chapter of the Sierra Club represents the organization’s 70,000 members and supporters in Oregon and has been hard at work protecting our state’s public lands and building an unstoppable environmental movement here since 1978. Today, the Sierra Club employs five staff in Oregon who work with volunteer leaders to advance the chapter’s campaign priorities. We’re currently working on:
-Fighting for progressive carbon pricing legislation, stopping oil trains, and reducing diesel pollution in the 2019 Legislative Session.
- Stopping reckless fracked gas pipelines and export terminals, like the Jordan Cove fracked gas project in Southern Oregon.
- Protecting Oregon’s wild forests and high deserts, including the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument that's currently threatened to be downsized, and making sure public lands remain in public hands.
- Encouraging and inspiring Oregonians to get outside to explore, enjoy and protect the planet! These include outdoor hikes, service activities, community forums, and research efforts.

The Volunteer Coordinator works with volunteer leaders and staff to develop and implement programs which engage new activists, provide them training, and support them to engage effectively in a variety of chapter campaigns and activities. The Volunteer Coordinator will participate in choosing campaign priorities and likely work on a combination of clean energy, just transition, legislative, and electoral programs.

1. Works with groups and chapter leaders to develop outreach programs to identify and recruit potential volunteers, match volunteers to their areas of interest, and increase volunteer participation.
2. Maintains volunteer database and lists of volunteer openings and refers interested members to appropriate chapter campaigns and leaders.
3. Assists with the operations of the chapter office, implementing office procedures and membership services.
4. Produces content for social media, newsletters, emails and print materials to keep the Club membership and the general public informed.
5. Trains, supervises and schedules volunteers on office systems and functions.
6. Coordinates with coalition partners and outside interest groups to plan volunteer activities supporting the Club’s campaign objectives.
7. Performs miscellaneous duties as directed.

Population: The Volunteer Coordinator will work with a wide range of populations interested in the environment and activism. Our primary targets for outreach and recruitment will likely be youth, retirees, women, and people of color.

Sophie Loring

Sophie is from the lower Mahicantuck valley and loves planet earth, oil painting, friendship, and novels. An editor and research assistant, they are interested in tracing ecological, geospatial, and colonial histories as represented in landscape painting, specifically in both early modern India and Lenapehoking. Sophie attended Chappaqua Friends Nursery School and, more recently, Bryn Mawr College. Sophie is really looking forward to learning from the QVS community as well as from the kids at Fleisher Art Memorial's after school program.

Southern Education Foundation

The Southern Education Foundation's mission is to advance creative solutions to ensure equity and excellence in education for students of color and low-income students in the South.

For more than 150 years, the Southern Education Foundation (SEF) has been a leader in advancing creative solutions to ensure equity and excellence in education for students of color and low-income students in the South. Our work is achieved through analyzing and amplifying promising ideas through research, government affairs, and developing and growing the capacity of leaders and influencers in the field of education.

We envision a world where every student, regardless of background, enjoys an education that propels them toward the opportunity-rich life they deserve. In our effort to resolve the educational inequity that exists in this nation, we leverage research to identify and highlight issues that impact student learning outcomes occurring along racial and socioeconomic lines. Designed to educate the public to act, our evidence travels two important routes at the same time by providing capacity building support to school system leaders and advocates. School system leaders utilize research to inform their approach to reconciling the most pressing equity challenges and barriers to learning their students face. In turn, they gauge what’s working in practice given the realities that exist in classrooms across the South. Advocates take the evidence and use it in ground softening efforts with families, community members, and policy influencers to promote solutions that work for all students. Our government affairs efforts concentrate on relaying lessons learned from both the classroom and advocacy sphere, offering information to policymakers they can relate to their specific southern state context in order to advance an accountability structure rooted in equity. The outcome is the cultivation of a pipeline of leaders and an exchange of ideas across sectors and systems that advance our collective vision for educational equity.

Our team of twelve consists of directors, analysts, associates, administrative staff and consultants. Our office is in the heart of downtown Atlanta--just steps away from Georgia State University and Centennial Olympic Park and a quick drive to the Georgia State Capitol.

QVS Fellow
The QVS Fellow will work across the organization supporting the work of the Government Affairs and Advocacy, Leadership Development, Research and Policy, and Communications strategy areas. That work will include: supporting research efforts; assisting with collecting information on public policy and legislation that affects SEF's target population; supporting outreach to policymakers; assisting with efforts to engage SEF's Southern Education Leadership Initiative and Racial Equity Leadership Network fellows, alumni, and prospective fellows; supporting the research work of the Lynn Walker Huntley Social Justice Fellow; and drafting communications materials about the work of the strategy areas. This fellowship will offer the opportunity to gain insight into all aspects of SEF's work and to gain an understanding of how a major organization coordinates efforts across strategy areas.

Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center Health Promotion Center

South Jamaica Plain Health Center- Health Promotion Center The Health Promotion Center (HPC) is a part of the Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center. Our mission is to provide personal, quality health care with respect and compassion to our diverse community.
The HPC uses the lens of Health Equity and Social Justice and takes an approach that considers social determinants of health/strives to be anti-racist through its programming and campaign work.

The Racial Reconciliation Project: Our vision is to build a movement of radical and structural thinkers. From this movement will emerge a core of racial justice practitioners that will be devoted to collective liberation and undoing the trauma that racism has caused.
Our mission is to guide youth to reach amazing levels of connection with the self, with their peers, and then ultimately with the world. In this, we aim to provide tools to help youth understand intersectionality and how the history of racism and white supremacy has shaped the current policies and practices in the US, manage and lower their stress levels, regulate their emotions, and understand their role in dismantling racism.

More than 12,000 patients in Jamaica Plain and surrounding communities make over 50,000 visits each year to the health center. Over 50% of our patients are Latino and our bilingual staff provide patients with high quality primary care. As part of BWH and Partners HealthCare, patients benefit from receiving care in a familiar, local setting while being part of a large, integrated network of specialty and hospital care that provides any medical services they might need.

With the opening of the SJPHC Health Promotion Center in 2010, the health center was able to move beyond medical care alone. Doctors and mental health providers can prescribe support groups, yoga classes, or many other activities with a specific focus that will address the patient's health needs. And we're thinking about the health of the community, working together to address the health equity, social and racial justice, and structures and policies that affect the health of all of us.

Fellow-
Work with a team of interns and staff to coordinate a variety of health promotion racial justice and equity projects. Fellow will support diabetes management groups, physical activity opportunities, and youth engagement; help evaluate and track progress and assist with grant reporting and other documentation; participate in community meetings and organizing projects related to transit and food justice; support youth programming at the south street youth center and with the Racial Reconciliation and Healing project www.racialrec.org. To learn more about SJPHC’s racial justice approach please view this video: https://vimeo.com/268050238

Fellow will receive training on the history of racism and white supremacy in medicine and beyond, the current impact of racism on health, racial justice framing and communication and how to apply Critical Race Theory to research and other projects. This is multi-racial, multi-identity work and all are encouraged to apply and bring their systems analysis.

Spark in Philadelphia

Spark in Philadelphia engages communities to provide career exploration and self-discovery opportunities that help middle school students understand, experience and pursue what’s possible.

Spark began in 2004 as a simple yet powerful idea. Two educators in the San Francisco Bay Area believed that mentorship and career exploration could transform minds, communities and futures, unlocking possibilities for young people at a critical stage of development. Spark was founded on the belief that all young people should be inspired to explore who they can become, and all adults have a role in supporting them in that journey. What began with a few students and volunteer mentors has grown into a national movement helping students to discover career options and connect their future with classroom learning through skill-building and mentoring. From its roots in the Bay Area, Spark has expanded to Los Angeles in 2010, Chicago in 2011 and Philadelphia in 2013.

Corporate Partnership Coordinator:
Successful candidates will demonstrate exceptional relationship building, communication, and project management skills, fluency in innovative thinking, and a make-it-work mentality. Candidates will also embody Spark’s Core Values: being a student and a mentor, working with passion and compassion, committing to collaboration and diversity, aiming high and true, and trusting/respecting each relationship.

Reporting to Spark's Corporate Partnership Manager (CPM), the Corporate Partnerships Coordinator (CPC) serves on the Philadelphia Development Team and will ensure high-quality experiences for Spark volunteers by leading efforts to recruit, train, support and develop a community of more than 200 volunteers and mentors annually. This includes building and leveraging relationships to effectively manage volunteer recruitment, compliance, training, and support across Philadelphia's 20+ corporate partners, for both fall Spark Lab workshops and ensuring that 100% of students are matched on-time with a mentor for Spark Mentorships in the spring.

Additionally, the CPC will ensure a vibrant and connected network of Spark volunteers/mentors by supporting key development initiatives like the annual Mentoring Matters peer-to-peer fundraising campaign s well as the execution of Spark's annual mentor appreciation and fundraising events: The Mentor All Star Awards. As a member of the organization’s development team, the CPC will also contribute to Spark’s local and national development strategy and play an integral role in regional communication projects.

Spark (sparkprogram.org) is a Career Exploration and Self-Discovery Program that gives middle school students opportunities to understand, experience and pursue what’s possible for their future. We are leading The Possibility Movement by bringing together diverse communities of families, schools and companies who care, share, teach and inspire. Spark Lab, Spark Mentorship and Spark High School Pathways use workplace experiences, mentoring and guided support to help students explore careers, build skills and find the right path to a successful future. Spark’s supportive National Team is dispersed throughout all four regional offices –the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia -to provide coaching, cross functional learning, leadership and resources. Innovation and creativity flourish in a culture that’s always learning and always teaching!

 

Sweet Pea Montessori

Sweet Pea Montessori collaborates with families to nurture the minds and the spirits of infants and toddlers. We strive for equity, community, and connections with nature.

Sweet Pea Montessori is part of the Wildflower Montessori School collaborative . Three Montessori teachers, Rebekah Herzog, Mary Gazca and Ann Luce, had the opportunity through Wildflower to start a new Montessori school for children aged birth to three , and we collaborated to create Sweet Pea Montessori. We all had Montessori training and believed it was the best way to educate children. We started as a small home based child care and then expanded through a loan and grants from Wildflower to start a facility that can serve up to 14 toddlers and 10-12 infants.

A properly prepared Montessori environment allows the children more freedom and responsibility for choosing activities than a traditional classroom. The adult observes and monitors their abilities and readiness for more advanced participation in activities that include self-care. This builds a healthy self-esteem and social interaction among the infants as well as toddlers.

Purpose: Sweet Pea Montessori is a diverse community of infants, toddlers, their families, and Montessori-trained caregivers. It provides children with a loving and developmentally appropriate environment to learn and grow in while at school, and supports families through cooperation and parent education. Sweet Pea Montessori serves as a model environment and offers mentorship to those interested in pursuing Montessori training.

Our vision is to collaborate with and support parents in their endeavor to raise happy, healthy children who care about others and appreciate and care for nature. We wish to participate in and enhance the community in our neighborhood and serve as a model that can be replicated.

Teaching Assistant:
Support the classroom guides in preparing and maintaining beautiful and safe Montessori environments
Be responsible for keeping the environment clean and orderly
Assist the children with diaper changes and toileting
Assist with meals and clean up
Take children outside daily
Follow all classroom procedures
Follow the chain of communication with parents
Maintain proper records as appropriate

TakeAction Minnesota

TakeAction Minnesota's mission is to unite the power of diverse individuals, communities and organizations in active grassroots democracy that builds racial, social and economic justice.

TakeAction Minnesota is a statewide people’s network that brings democracy alive in communities across our state. We connect individuals and organizations to each other, creating a powerful force that makes change happen where it wasn’t possible before. Since its founding ten years ago, TakeAction Minnesota has grown its breadth and depth. Our membership has grown 10-fold and touches every legislative district in the state. Our social media presence is robust. Our grassroots leadership is well-trained and shapes and implements the strategy of our various campaigns. As a result, TakeAction Minnesota has a track record of increasingly bold victories that change people’s lives for the better: the defeat of a photo ID constitutional amendment, massive public health care expansions, ban the box legislation, winning back $100million from HMOs, more than $400 million in corporate tax loopholes now closed, grassroots leaders running for – and winning – elected office.

Fellow Potision: TakeAction Fellow
• Use organizing tools (canvassing, doorknocking, phonebanking, one-to-one’s, powerful asks, etc.) and digital strategies to engage more Minnesotans in our work, develop deep relationships with them, and support their leadership development.
• Update organizational database systems with member and event information as a way to ensure and track successful completion of goals.
• Work with other staff to plan and execute cross-organizational events, grassroots fundraising and new member cultivation, communications plans, digital outreach plans, trainings, and other issue campaign actions.
• Work with a cross-organizational team on the annual People’s Celebration and other events.
• Complete and coordinate administrative projects and research assignments as needed and assigned.
• Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis.

TakeAction Minnesota is looking for individuals with a strong commitment to social, racial, and economic justice and progressive political change. This person will enthusiastically promote TakeAction Minnesota's goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures and have a deep investment in our shared agenda for change. Successful candidates will also have a high level of personal accountability and independence.

The Energy Coordinating Agency

The Energy Coordinating Agency, Founded in by a group of religious, government and civic leaders, is a Philadelphia-based non-profit that has been doing pioneering work at the intersection of anti-poverty and pro-environment efforts since 1984. Their mission: to help people conserve energy and promote a sustainable and socially equitable energy future for all in the Philadelphia region. Over their lifetime, ECA has weatherized 42,805 homes; repaired or replaced 45,767 heating systems; provided water conservation services to 36,714 homes, and prevented over 70,000 tons of carbon emissions.

The QVS Communications Coordinator will join the communications and development team to engage a broad range of stakeholders working in the clean energy industry, e.g., utilities, clients, individual donors, foundations, as well as internal staff. They will help ECA connect with student and community groups, and take an active role in delivering and refining their workshop curricula.

The Frazer Center Adult Program

Frazer CenterThe Frazer Center Adult Program is a place where adults with a variety of abilities gather together to learn and to flourish with the ultimate goal of full integration into the broader community. Each day is filled with education, work training, and recreation opportunities that allow the adult participants to develop their life skills, discover and pursue their own interests, and participate in real world experiences that equip them to be valuable contributors to the community. The participants in the Adult Program range in ages from 18 to over 60. Education, work training, and recreation opportunities are offered based on individual interests, needs and abilities.

The QVS Fellow will be working with adults with intellectual disabilities. There are many options for what this person could do within the program depending on their interests/skills. The Fellow could potentially lead groups of adults in activities such as horticulture/gardening, music/drama, sports, etc. They could also take on more of a program management role which would involve leading tour groups, sharing information about Frazer Center at events, speaking with prospective families.

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United States Federation of Worker Cooperatives (USFWC)

Founded in 2004, the United States Federation of Worker Cooperatives (USFWC) is the national grassroots membership organization for worker co-ops. Their membership includes democratic workplaces, cooperative developers and organizations that support worker cooperatives. The organization advances worker-owned, -managed, and -governed workplaces through cooperative education, advocacy, business development, and grassroots organizing. As a membership and advocacy organization, they connect worker cooperative members to business benefits, to one another, and to a larger network promoting racial and economic justice. The organization amplifies the voices of our 160+ business and organizational members to advocate for worker’s power and the worker cooperative business model at local, state, and national levels. The USFWC is linked with aligned efforts internationally, including through our leadership in CICOPA, the international federation for worker co-ops.

The QVS Fellow will work as a Program and Outreach Assistant. The Fellow’s responsibilities will include communications & design, social media, program outreach & development, and fundraising. Some of the tasks that they will be doing is editing the newsletter and website, posting diverse content to social media pages, promoting USFWC membership and participation, and supporting grant support and sustaining the donors program. The QVS Fellow should have the good communication skills and be able to communicate via phone, email, and in person. They should be detail oriented, well organized, and comfortable facilitating.

Urban Gleaners

Urban Gleaners collects nutritious food that would otherwise be thrown away from markets, restaurants, events and farms, and redistributes it to hungry kids and their families in Portland, Oregon. Forty percent of food produced in this country goes to waste without anyone getting to eat it, and 223,480 children in Oregon are food-insecure. Urban Gleaners helps to bridge this gap between abundance and need. Our dedicated volunteers and small paid staff pick up 60,000 lbs of food every month, including fresh produce, dairy, bread and prepared foods. We partner with schools, the local housing authority, the Portland Parks Department, and other hunger-relief agencies to make this food available at over 40 weekly pantries where families can browse and select the items that appeal to them. Urban Gleaners does not charge for food, nor do we require any kind of paperwork or qualification to access it.

We are seeking a Quaker Voluntary Service Fellow to help us identify more food donors, manage the repackaging of prepared foods, and implement a system to collect data about the service that we provide. Awareness of food waste has spread rapidly over the past few years, and Urban Gleaners has been able to grow organically by adding food donors who have reached out to us. But the need for food assistance is constant and growing. Recruiting food donors requires repeated visits, building strong relationships with decision makers, and knowledge of processes and applicable laws. Our QVS Fellow would identify and sign up sites which are not yet donating their excess food. Collecting more food will allow us to say “yes” to more of the organizations that call us every week, asking for food deliveries.
Restaurant waste is a largely untapped resource, mostly because of the logistical challenges of coordinating pickups and repackaging food into individual portions. Urban Gleaners specializes in getting this very nutritious prepared food out to people who need it within 24 hours of pickup. Repacking food is a major volunteer activity for us. Our QVS Fellow would manage these volunteers, ensure portions are labelled correctly, and keep track of when food comes in and out.

Poverty is a high enough barrier in itself, which is why Urban Gleaners does not ask any recipients for proof of need nor identification. But there is value in knowing the demographics of the people we serve. Our QVS Fellow would regularly visit all of our distribution sites, working with our partners to collect data on the populations who visit the pantry, as well as making sure that the food we deliver fits their greatest need.

Our warehouse is located in Portland’s Central East Side Industrial District. Although we are well- served by public transit, our pantries are scattered over a large area in Portland, so access to a car is required for pantry visits. Knowledge of Spanish, Mandarin or Russian is a definite plus.

Verde

Verde serves communities by building environmental wealth through social enterprise outreach and advocacy. Through Social Enterprise, Verde establishes environmental businesses to employ and train low-income adults, create contracting opportunities for minority-owned and women-owned businesses, and bring environmental assets to low-income neighborhoods. Structured as Verde program areas with assumed business names on file with the State of Oregon, these enterprises sell environmental products and services in support of Verde’s tax-exempt mission.

Through Outreach-Advocacy, Verde engages residents, peer organizations and policymakers to strengthen the connection between protecting the environment and building community, advocating and organizing with low-income people and people of color to drive environmental assets into their neighborhoods in response to existing needs. Founded in 2005, currently have 25 FTE.

Communications Coordinator
Internal Communications
1) Maintain, update and from time to time, refresh Living Cully, Verde and Verde Landscape websites and other websites that may need to be created (e.g. Verde Builds).
2) Living Cully, Verde social media
3) Living Cully and Verde e-mail blasts
4) Maintain and update contact management system, including Powerbase maintenance, training staff on Powerbase, donor data entry management.
5) Maintain photo database and respond to photo requests as needed
6) Develop and manage communications plan to be updated annually
7) Coordinate, develop and maintain regular internal communications to staff and board.
8) Participate in budget process as member of the Administrative team.

External Communications
1) Coordinate media inquiries
2) E-newsletter coordination
3) Assist with graphic material production
4) Campaign communications
5) Fundraising-focused social media marketing
6) Appeal letter writing, photos, layout/formatting
7) Coordinate Annual Give!Guide online fundraising
8) Developing language for use across communications and fundraising platforms, including regularly updating case statements.

Other
1) Manage interns and volunteers.
2) Assist in grant proposal writing and reporting for first three months of position.

VISIONS Inc.

Founded in 1984, VISIONS, Inc. is a women and minority-led nonprofit. VISIONS’ work is about challenging power imbalances at four interlocking levels: the personal, interpersonal, institutional/structural, and the cultural. The highly skilled and diverse team of consultants are located throughout the United States and abroad. VISIONS consultants are all career professionals who are required to undergo further rigorous education and training in the VISIONS model. Their consultants are trained to bring their diverse cultural identities, backgrounds, and life experiences to the table when addressing their client’s needs. Over the last ten years, VISIONS have developed an exciting group of youth and young adult consultants and provide many inter-generational teams to our clients as well.

The QVS Fellow will provide program support for VISIONS Community Education and Engagement Projects: Inter-generational Justice Project, LIBERTY Summer Youth Program, and Critical Conversations Initiative. The Fellow will also provide administrative support to client-based training/consulting and to ongoing education programs: PACE (Personal Approach to Change and Equity) & Peer Supervision Workshops. Finally, the Fellow will provide back-end support for VISIONS administrative systems: Bookkeeping, Website Administration, Internal/External Calendar and Meeting Support, Public Relations/marketing/sales, and Development Research and Support.

War Prevention Initiative

War Prevention Initiative's mission is to transform the global peace and security paradigm to one that is built around viable alternatives to war and all forms of political violence. To achieve this they research, advocate for and advance knowledge on practices that demonstrate the effectiveness of nonviolence and challenge militarism.

Ray Jubitz Peace Fellow

The War Prevention Initiative (WPI) and the Peace Science Digest (PSD) seeks a fellow to help deepen meaningful communication with our core audiences by co-developing and supporting our strategic communications plan. Our communications approach includes strategic partnerships with like-minded organizations, social media engagement (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram), direct communication (email newsletters, invited speakers, etc), written materials, and events (virtual and in-person). Our fellow will help manage our social media accounts, create engaging visual and written material to share through our established pathways, and help us establish a new approach to reader engagement with the PSD. Our work primarily targets other non-profit organizations, government officials and government agencies, and activist and/or lobbying groups. We’re looking for candidates with strong written, oral, and visual communication skills; communications and social media engagement experience, highly organized, comfortable with independent work in a collaborative team setting, and responsive to feedback.

West Philadelphia Alliance for Children

The West Philadelphia Alliance for Children (WePAC) was established in 2004 with 6 volunteers placed in 1 elementary school. Our scope and reach in providing library services and literacy programming grew in subsequent years to address the drastic closing of school libraries in response to the severe budget crisis impacting the School District of Philadelphia in 2009, that continues through today. There are currently only 5 or 6 certified school librarians for the School District of Philadelphia's 130,000 students (down from nearly 200 just 25 years ago). In fact, the vast majority of Philadelphia's 220 schools completely lack a functioning library. Enter WePAC: WePAaC provides essential, regular access to books and literacy enrichment with a simple yet effective approach: get kids excited about learning to read before they must read to learn. Through this approach, WePAC seeks to foster a love for books and reading in Philadelphia’s young students, and support literacy development through enrichment activities. Our libraries are set up to spark creativity, stoke imaginations, and encourage children’s dreams and ambitions through the written and spoken word.

Since 2009, WePAC's 170 volunteers have dedicated more than 10,000 hours annually to re-opening, supplying, and staffing volunteer-run libraries in elementary schools throughout Philadelphia. WePAC enhances the academic offerings of the schools we serve by providing library services and academic mentoring that are not otherwise available in these schools. All of our programming and services are provided during the academic year within regular school hours. WePAC currently serves approximately 4,500 students in 13 schools.

Community Engagement Specialist: WePAC relies heavily on volunteers, community partners, and families to support its mission. We seek to deepen our relationships with partner organizations, including school operators, nonprofits, advocacy groups, and civic groups. Specifically, we seek to develop strong, sustainable partnerships with a number of key stakeholders to engage volunteers and community members alike. The Community Engagement Specialist (CES) will plan and execute efforts to increase the awareness of WePAC in the communities we serve, as well as manage relationships with key partner organizations. More specifically, the CES will do outreach in the neighborhoods we serve to develop new community partnerships, recruit new volunteers, and identify opportunities for WePAC to better support the families we serve. Activities will include planning monthly service events, attending community meetings, and developing outreach materials to use with a range of audiences. The CES will report to the Executive Director, and work closely with the Program Manager, Program Development Associate, and other staff/volunteers as needed. Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and managing a grassroots outreach campaign in the neighborhoods immediately surrounding our school libraries
  • Building and strengthening external partnerships across the city to support WePAC’s efforts
  • Serve as WePAC’s ambassador at public events and community meetings
  • Run monthly service events to engage and recruit new volunteers at WePAC libraries
  • Assist with planning and executing community engagement and organizing events including: trainings, library visits, letter writing campaigns, speaking events, etc.
Willa Keegan-Rodewald

"One of my favorite memories from QVS was a big February snowstorm. Since we had a snow day from work, we wandered around our wintry neighborhood and played in the snow. That evening we celebrated our housemate’s half birthday with pastries from a nearby market and stayed cozy in the house together. I loved being wrapped up in our community that day — in our neighborhood, in our home of five, and in our warm QVS quilts."

- Willa Keegan-Rodewald, 2013-2014 Portland Fellow

YWCA of Greater Portland

YWCA of Greater Portland Founded in 1901, the YWCA of Greater Portland’s mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. We utilize a social service and social change approach to serve the greater Portland community, providing direct services to vulnerable and marginalized people, and working upstream to make our community a more equitable place. Each year we continue to grow, and plan to accomplish the following through our four core programs: 1) ) Family Preservation Project (FPP): Supports 7,500 incarcerated women, their children, and children’s caregivers to strengthen family connections and interrupt the inter-generational cycle of criminal justice involvement, poverty, and addiction through a holistic, family-centered approach; 2) Domestic Violence (DV) Services: Support over 1,100 people affected by DV to take back control of their lives through safety planning, housing advocacy within Portland’s tough rental market, and the provision of shelter; 3) Senior Services: Empower approximately 500 low-income seniors and adults with disabilities to stay in their own homes for as long as possible; and 4) Social Justice Program: Provides a theoretical and practical understanding of racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression, facilitating training to over 2,000 agents for social change. We have a full time staff of 28.

The QVS Fellow will serve as Social Justice and Y Share Program Assistant and will assist with social justice trainings, program promotion, curriculum development, and research. The Fellow will represent the YWCA on various advocacy coalitions and work with Y Share (a co-housing program for DV survivors and their children) staff in identifying needed supports for residents of Y Share housing. The Fellow will also support the continued expansion of the program in the direction of policy and legislative advocacy, including supporting and being actively engaged in YW ACT teams (volunteer driven advocacy groups) and lobby days. Program presenters and participants are people whose identities include complex intersections between dominant and marginalized groups. This provides opportunities to work directly with marginalized people, support people in dominant groups in developing a consciousness of oppression dynamics, and engage in advocacy toward organizational and structural change. The Fellow will work mainly with adult students, advocates and professionals and some clients. Like in many social service agencies, the professionals and advocates come from similar backgrounds as the clients they serve.

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Georgia Sierra Club


Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. What makes the Sierra Club unique is that we have the grassroots power to win with 2.7 million members and supporters, 64 Chapters, and over 400 groups. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, we've made history by leading the charge to move away from the dirty fossil fuels that cause climate disruption and toward a clean energy economy.

Job Title: Sierra Student Coalition Clean Energy Organizer

Job Activities [focused on the College Campus Locations but not limited to]

1. Acts as a key team member of the Clean Energy for All Committee, including Membership Committee activities and events.
2. Recruits, and coordinates Sierra Club members and other pro-environment coalition partners to volunteer with the Georgia Chapter.
3. Educate the public about the importance of clean energy and the economic and environmental benefit it can bring to our communities.
4. Canvass neighborhoods and run phone banks to educate the public and Sierra Club members on clean energy campaign.
5. Coordinate with and assist local Sierra Club Group(s) with their campaign efforts. Strengthen local Group capacity by attracting new volunteers.
6. At the conclusion of the campaign, finish the project by compiling and delivering lists and other work products to Chapter leaders.
7. Supports fundraising activities for the Sierra Club Georgia Chapter, as needed.
8. Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Knowledge & Skills:
- A four year degree or a graduate degree in Environmental Science, Political Science or a related field within the last 12 months.
- Must be willing to knock on doors and make phone calls every workday.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to work well with diverse group, staff, volunteers and the public.
- Research and analytical skills.
- Proficient computer skills: word processing, spreadsheet, Internet.

Local Enterprise Assistance Fund

Local Enterrpise Assistance Fund (LEAF)'s mission is to promote human and economic development by providing financing and development assistance to cooperatives and social purpose ventures that create and save jobs for low-income people. LEAF lends nationally, with a focus on community-owned natural food cooperatives that create high quality jobs and provide access to healthy food in urban and rural communities; low-income cooperative housing developments; and worker-owned firms and other community-based businesses and social enterprises.

The QVS Fellow at LEAF, depending of their level of financial experience could either support the credit manager with underwriting and analysis, or more widely support the organization through grant writing, communications, and loan documentation. The Fellow will have opportunity to immerse themselves in the work of mitigating wealth inequality and supporting the work of various cooperative groups and organizations.

In the Heart of the Beast

In the Heart of the Beast In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre brings people together for the common good through the power of puppetry and mask performance. Societal gaps in education, income, employment and justice separate us from one another and from the world we live in. The ritual and ceremony of puppetry and mask performance uniquely allow us to develop a shared vision for the future. Through our work, we ask ourselves: What does it mean to be human in this time and place?

HOTB is about six months away from launching a capital campaign to renovate the 1920s movie house where we do our work. A key part of that process is connecting and re-connecting with the communities we serve in the neighborhoods around us, which include the largest urban Native population in the US, the largest Somali population outside Africa, a well-established Latino immigrant population, a vibrant community of artists of color and LGBTQAI artists, White Baby Boomer social activists, and an underserved youth population from many different cultural backgrounds.

Communications & Development Coordinator-

In the Heart of the Beast is seeking our next Communications & Development Coordinator (CDC)! The CDC is an important part of HOBT's External Affairs Staff Team that collaboratively works together to design and implement the Communications and Development strategies of the organization. The CDC will help to tell the story of HOBT to garner support and engagement, through social media, newsletter & website copy, and fundraising appeals. Additionally, the CDC will provide administrative support on projects including Mainstage Productions, Neighborhood Outreach, the annual MayDay Celebration, and more. The CDC will work closely with the Communications Director and Development Manager and will be a part of a dynamic team of artists and art administrators passionate about creating a truly collaborative, resilient, equitable and accessible organization and MayDay Celebration.

This position is based in the Midtown Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis, a few blocks from the Midtown Global Market and the QVS Minneapolis House. The CDC will work with the diverse communities within the surrounding neighborhoods.

Qualifications-
-Demonstrates self-awareness when working across race and culture
-Passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusiveness
-Experience with Google drive, Google calendar, Gmail, Microsoft Office (Excel & Word)
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills
-Experience in communications, community programming, arts, or customer service
-Strong relationship building skills
-Able to organize and coordinate multiple projects at once without losing attention to detail
-Self-motivated, creative, detail-oriented, and able to work independently and as part of a team
-Able to communicate in Spanish is a plus
-Previous experience in the performing arts, preferably theater and/or puppetry, is a plus

ReStores of Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable homes, and empowers families through successful homeownership. The ReStore arm of Habitat generates revenue to contribute to this effort by taking in donated items to sell for a profit to support homebuilding costs.

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global home building movement and top private home builder in the country. By providing affordable housing, home repairs, skilled construction training, financial education, and volunteer opportunities, the organization has transformed millions of lives, helped stabilize communities and fostered economic vitality in the region. Habitat welcomes people from all walks of life to partner in serving families in need and creating a better community for everyone who lives here.

Position: ReStore Associate

The ReStore Assistant is responsible for working with other staff and volunteers to manage all aspects of day-to-day retail operations as directed.

ReStore Assistants are expected to perform all tasks safely, efficiently, and effectively, and to use polite and respectful communication with staff, volunteers and customers.

Key Responsibilities
•Train volunteers to complete ReStore tasks and support with reviews and follow-up
•Greet donors and inspect donations; accept items that meet our guidelines and decline those that do not
•Clean and price donations; place priced items on the sales floor
•Clean and organize all store and receiving areas, including break and rest rooms, and outdoor areas
•Greet and assist customers in the store, including loading, measuring and answering questions
•Cashier and manage opening and closing of store

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
•Work as a team with staff and volunteers, following the lead and direction of senior staff
•Maintain a clean and organized work environment
•Manage time well, such as timely arrival for shift, reporting hours, taking appropriate breaks, and managing donation flow urgency
•Use tools and equipment, such as a forklift, pallet jacks and dollies to move donations
•Follow and enforce safety requirements with other staff and volunteers
•Master communication tools, such as telephone, email and 2-way radio
•Adapt to a changing work environment; learn new operations skills as program develops
•Dress appropriately, have a neat appearance and wear ReStore logo and nametag

Other duties as assigned, including taking a leadership role as needed

Work Environment/Physical Demand
This job operates in an open, warehouse retail environment. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift, move and/or load items over 50 pounds.

Friends for a NonViolent World

Friends for a NonViolent World (FNVW) is a Quaker-inspired organization that seeks a world free from violence and the threat of violence. We champion nonviolence as the foundation for effective programs and actions to promote the dignity of every human being.

FNVW’s programs offer experiential nonviolence training and support to inmates in Minnesota’s correctional facilities; bring people together to imagine and create a policing system that truly works for all; improve our skills in communicating in a way that can lead to clear understanding, healing and reconciliation; provide camp experiences in cooperation, community building, and peacemaking; and educate the public on the history, ethics and strategies of nonviolent personal and political action. We champion nonviolence as the foundation for effective programs and actions to promote the dignity of every human being.

FNVW relies on the power of our volunteers to fuel our organization and programs. This position would have contact with all of our programs working to ensure that current volunteers are having their needs meet, in addition to recruiting and placing new volunteers. This role will be working with our Volunteer Management team to ensure that our volunteers are given opportunities to use their strengths and talents to make lasting impact with our organization. The QVS fellow in this dynamic role would be able to experience all of our programming to gain knowledge of the different services we provide as an organization. Experience would also be gained with managing volunteers and learning how to navigate relationships with volunteers and how to support them working with participants. We are one of the few organizations in the Twin Cities who provides volunteer opportunities to individuals with a criminal record.

Program Support Specialist
This dynamic role will support 2 of our programs, Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) and Bridging the Divides: Policing that Works for Everyone. The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) works to empower people to lead nonviolent lives through affirmation, respect for all, building and enhancing of community, cooperation and trust. AVP offers a series of 3 workshops in the community and in 5 correctional facilities.

Bridging the Divides: Policing that Works for Everyone where we envision a policing model characterized by partnership, equity, trust and transparency. This model results in a police that serves and safeguards every member of the community, and an engaged community that collaborates with and welcomes the police. Our current strategies are 1) Educate Citizens and policy makers through ongoing empowerment events 2) Analyze police department policies on interaction with the community and training.

A Fellow in this role will have the opportunity to work with incarcerated individuals, volunteers, community members, police departments, and the Department of Correction.
Tasks include but are not limited to
• Program planning and development
• Supporting existing volunteers
• Recruiting new volunteers
• Creating and strengthen partnerships
• Help assess funding opportunities

This role is a good fit for people who want to learn more about organization management, program development/ implementation, volunteer engagement, all aspects of the criminal justice system. Previous experience in any of these areas would be beneficial but not required. We are looking for someone who is committed to Nonviolence and has the skills to organize people and projects.

Apprentice Learning

Apprentice Learning (AL) believes that every young person should be empowered to pursue a fulfilling work life. We leverage career exploration to teach skills and to nurture dreams.

AL aims to close the opportunity gap in Boston Public Schools by providing career exploration programming and early work experiences for middle school students. Through a variety of programming, AL teaches students essential workplace skills, exposes students to various careers, and introduces them to a

network of professionals. AL showcases the link between academic commitment and professional success. Our programs encourage students to explore their identities, passions, and goals for the future, and also teach them skills for workplace success.

We serve 250 seventh and eighth grade students per year in five partner schools. Our 60+ work-site partners include small businesses, financial institutions, human service organizations, and STEM-related businesses.

Fellow Position: Program Specialist
The Fellow will be trained to facilitate the Apprenticeship program. This involves leading six preparatory classes and helping coordinate apprenticeship site and student matchups. The Fellow will also assist in connecting all of their students who are eligible for summer employment to opportunities in the Boston area.

The Fellow will report to, and work closely with, AL’s Program Director to implement the program. The Fellow will undergo training that will allow for an experience outside of their comfort zone, but with ample support. As the Fellow becomes increasingly oriented (i.e. comfortable delivering lessons and working with students), their level of autonomy will increase. This growth process will be formed through a collaborative process between the Fellow and their supervisor.

350.org

350.org is building a global grassroots climate movement that can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice. That movement is rising from the bottom up all over the world, and is uniting to create the solutions that will ensure a better future for all. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions bring together a global network active in over 188 countries.

The QVS Fellow will support and lead a specific project with a North American Frontline community/ies of Color most impacted by climate change.

The Kindezi School- Village

The Kindezi Schools is a high-performing charter school group that has been operating innovative and successful schools in downtown Atlanta since 2010. At Kindezi, we are passionately committed to providing ALL children with a privileged education, including broad access and opportunities, support for differences, high expectations, and successful outcomes for all.

Kindezi is rapidly expanding and is now preparing to open its third location, Gideons Elementary as a turnaround project with Atlanta Public Schools in the 2017-2018 school year. In the 2017-18 school year, Kindezi will serve over 1,000 Atlanta area students, and will have a staff size of close to 300. Our mission is ambitious: through academic rigor and student-centered approaches to learning, Kindezi will optimally develop the leader, scholar, and artist in all students while instilling in each a love of learning and a sense of pride. Based on the principles and practices of the Bantu people of Congo, Africa, the vision of The Kindezi School is a community of teachers and parents sharing the responsibility, privilege, and joy of holistically educating every child, preparing them thoroughly for success in all facets of life.

The QVS Fellow will serve as the Special Projects Assistant and will have a unique opportunity to support a rapidly growing charter school network in Atlanta, GA. This person will impact over a thousand students by primarily supporting our central executive leadership team. They will also be involved in improving our community and family engagement efforts through coordinating events and identifying and implementing opportunities for engagement. The Special Projects Assistant will oversee several special projects as well as have day to day duties. This person will need to be flexible, detail-oriented, organized, competent, reliable, and have a willingness to help.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with executive team to establish objectives and execute projects.
  • Assist with general office administrative duties, such as filing, printing/copying, ordering supplies, maintaining inventory of supplies and tools.
  • Assist with event set up, such as open houses, meetings, trainings, and lunches.
  • Identify opportunities and plan and implement activities to improve community and family engagement.
  • Assist with general human resources duties, such as onboarding and data entry
  • Prepare newsletters, reports, memos, spreadsheets, emails, letters, etc.
  • Plan central office team outings and service projects to improve staff and community culture.
  • Continually look for opportunities to help the entire team's effectiveness
  • Other miscellaneous duties as needs arise
The Phillip Rush Center

The Phillip Rush Centeris named for noted community advocate and philanthropist Phillip Rush in honor of his long-standing commitment to bring diverse people and organizations together in an effort to foster partnerships and understanding. With initial funding from the Lloyd Russell Foundation, the Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Fund and a host of individual donors,the Phillip Rush Center houses office space, meeting and training rooms to be used by organizations whose mission or activities advance LGBT rights and understanding.

The Equality Foundation of Georgia/Georgia Equality and the Health Initiative co-founded and are both housed in the Phillip Rush Center. The Rush Center offers office space, meeting and training rooms for organizations whose mission or activities advance LGBT rights and understanding. The primary responsibility of the Fellow would be scheduling, upkeep and marketing of the Rush Center, and assistance on an as-needed basis with helping outside organizations access the Rush Center. Administrative support of Georgia Equality and the Health Initiative will be secondary duties. The population served primarily includes gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals with diverse racial and economic backgrounds, however, there are several individuals and groups that use the space who are not LGBT. While open LGBT individuals are encouraged to apply for this position, specific sexual orientation and/or gender identity are not prerequisites of the position. Individuals applying for the position must have a basic knowledge of working with LGBT communities, with preference given to those who have engaged in some form of community organizing, research or empowerment on LGBT issues. Basic computer skills and good interpersonal skills are crucial to this position.

Southern Center for Human Rights

The Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) is a nonprofit law firm dedicated to providing legal representation to people facing the death penalty, challenging human rights violations in prisons and jails, seeking through litigation and advocacy to improve legal representation for poor people accused of crimes, and advocating for criminal justice reform on behalf of those affected by the system in the Southern United States. SCHR was founded in 1976 by ministers and activists in response to the United States Supreme Court’s reinstatement of the death penalty that year and to the horrendous conditions in Southern prisons and jails. The organization’s attorneys and investigators struggled alongside civil rights organizations, families, and faith-based organizations to protect the human rights of people of color, poor people, and others in the criminal justice system in the South. Complementing our capital litigation, SCHR has a strong civil litigation practice that is able to bring impact litigation challenging the systemic deficiencies revealed through our capital litigation. Some of SCHR’s largest wins have resulted in an overhaul of South Carolina’s entire prison system; major renovations in Louisiana’s Angola Prison death row; shutting down Alabama’s Morgan County jail; and improved HIV care in Limestone Prison in Alabama, including an 80% drop in AIDS deaths.

The Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) is excited to invite a Quaker Fellow to join our vibrant legal team as a Criminal Justice Reform Intake Specialist. The Specialist will work closely with attorneys and investigators to respond to challenges and concerns from people who are under criminal justice control and challenge unconstitutional or illegal criminal justice practices and the application of the death penalty in Georgia and Alabama.

Candidates must:
-- Communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
-- be trustworthy with confidential information;
-- be compassionate and patient with those in crisis;
-- be both a strong team player and able to work independently;
-- have a driver’ s license and be willing to travel one day per week in Georgia or Alabama (SCHR will provide a vehicle);
-- be committed to serving communities that are poor and/or other communities targeted by the criminal justice system, and
challenging the many problems with the criminal justice and death penalty systems.

9to5

9to5, founded in 1973, is a national membership-based organization committed to strengthening the ability of low-income women to win economic justice. 9to5 combines advocacy, public education, civic engagement, grassroots organizing, policy campaigns and leadership development to improve employment policies for women and families. Their mission is to build a movement to achieve economic justice by engaging directly affected women to improve working conditions. While they work to win immediate improvements in conditions for low-income women, they also seek to address the root causes of poverty among women and their families, and to focus on the links between different types of oppression. They connect injustice in the workplace with the systemic discrimination from which it stems, and relate both to the need for creation and protection of family supporting jobs for all. They also work for social change within our organization and community by electing our leadership from our constituency, operating in a democratic manner, connecting local and global issues, working in collaboration with other local organizations, and building communication and trust across diverse constituencies.

The QVS Fellow position is as the Helpline and Chapter Organizer which is split between three roles. Half of the Fellow’s time will be devoted to outreach and member engagement for the Atlanta chapter’s issue campaigns (Ban the Box, Election Connection, and the Family Care Act). A quarter of the Fellow’s time will be spent managing the Job Survival Helpline, providing information to our callers about their rights on the job and assistance navigating their options to deal with workplace issues. We provide in-depth training on employment law and resources available to our callers, as well as side-by-side on the job training for practice taking calls. The final quarter of the Fellow’s time will be supporting the Action Network, including engaging helpline callers and other new contacts to provide tools and resources to build support for working women’s issues in their own communities.

ACHIEVEABILITY

ACHIEVEability is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization working to permanently break the generational cycle of poverty for low income, single parent, and homeless families through higher education, affordable housing, supportive services, community and economic development, and accountability.

Founded in 1981, ACHIEVEability strives to permanently break the generational cycle of poverty for low-income, single-parent and homeless families. In our neighborhood the poverty rate is 37%. Focusing on the Haddington and Cobbs Creek neighborhoods of West Philadelphia, ACHIEVEability provides a continuum of anti-poverty services for vulnerable, low-income individuals and families through our three core programs: ACHIEVEability Connects, Family Self-Sufficiency Program and WorkSmart West Philly. ACHIEVEability is a midsized nonprofit with 17 staff members located in two offices. Our vision is to eradicate poverty in West Philadelphia. We use our core values to guide us and we are: fired up, transformative, accountable, community-driven, gritty and compassionate. Each year, we serve over 2,500 individuals and help them to achieve economic stability.

ACHIEVEability Fellow-
ACHIEVEability (ACHa), located in the Haddington/Cobbs Creek neighborhood of West Philadelphia, is looking for an enthusiastic, community focused individual interested in helping us to achieve our mission of breaking the cycle of poverty and promoting economic mobility among our residents. Our community faces high poverty (37%) and various barriers to achieving economic mobility. ACHa is committed to addressing the systematic challenges faced by our community by providing direct services and advocating for policy change. We are looking for an energetic and creative problem solver eager to help ACHa support individuals and families of all ages and abilities in reaching their full potential.

The ACHa Fellow will support our core programs: ACHa Connects, Family Self-Sufficiency Program and WorkSmart West Philly. Reporting to the Executive Director, the fellow will have an opportunity to provide direct services, manage projects, implement volunteer projects and help build infrastructure for the organization. The fellow will also learn about nonprofit fundraising, leadership, stakeholder engagement, policy research and advocacy. Qualified candidates should be comfortable working in an urban and nonprofit environment that requires flexibility, good communication skills and the ability to work individually and as part of a team. General computer skills, including word processing, excel, internet and email are a plus.

AFSC

American Friends Service CommitteeAmerican Friends Service Committee is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, we nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems.

AFSC operates from an empowerment model rather than a service model, and whenever possible collaborates with and seeks guidance from the people and communities most affected by injustice. AFSC's work has five key issue areas: building peace, immigrant rights, addressing prisons, just economies and ending discrimination. In each of these areas, AFSC works with a variety of domestic and international populations.

The QVS Friends Relations Fellow will:

  • Provide logistical and administrative support for Friends Relations
  • Lead implementation of Let Your Life Speak fundraising campaign
  • Create content for blog and website (blogposts, interviews, resources, etc.)
  • Provide outreach, networking, and program support for liaisons and QPIN
  • Coordinate 39 Questions for White People at Quaker meetings and institutions
Alissa Vandenbark

Alissa Vandenbark (she/her) grew up Quaker in a number of places, but considers Eau Claire monthly meeting in Wisconsin to be her home meeting. She graduated in 2022 from Haverford College, near Philadelphia, with a B.S. in Psychology, minor in Spanish, and minor in Political Science. Her senior thesis explored certain predictors of prejudice in elementary school children. While at Haverford she spent a year living and organizing in Quaker House, an intentional community space centered around quaker values. She also worked with the Quaker Affairs Office on campus in partnership with Friends Committee on National Legislation to get other students involved in lobbying their legislators on issues they care about. She is especially passionate about issues of justice and equitable distribution of resources, whether in an environmental sense or preventing poverty and oppression. In her spare time, Alissa loves to read, sing, dance, sew her own clothes, and go on long walks with her friends. She is excited to continue learning and growing at MANNA

AMAZEworks

AMAZEworks provides curricula, programs, training, and consultation to create equity and belonging for all, because there is power in belonging.

Using Anti-Bias Education theory as a framework for identity development, appreciating differences, and understanding bias, prejudice, and stereotypes, AMAZEworks creates the conditions for belonging and equity and enables people of all ages to engage fully in their relationships with each other and the work that they do in classrooms and workplaces.

AMAZEworks offers anti-bias education curriculum, programs, and training for schools, and organizational and individual cultural assessments, consultation, and equity training for communities, nonprofits, municipalities, and for-profit businesses.

Program Coordinator Intern-

Responsibilities:
•Conduct research on equity and education topics, including but not limited to, implicit bias, Anti-Bias Education, and culturally responsive teaching, to inform and support AMAZEworks curriculum and programming.
•Review and provide feedback on curriculum lessons.
•Contribute through research and writing to the monthly e-newsletter.
•Observe, participate in, and contribute to Anti-Bias Education trainings and workshops.
•Analyze and synthesize program evaluation data.
•Support communication efforts through social media
•General office support as needed.
•Other related duties as assigned.

Population - our target audience is mainly educators - no direct work with children. Most work will be internal with AMAZEworks staff

Qualifications:
•Work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
•Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
•Strategic and creative problem-solving skills
•Proven ability to organize time and work in an effective manner, and to prioritize and manage numerous deadlines and tasks
•Action-oriented, adaptable, and takes initiative
•Quick learner, creative thinker, independent worker
•Passion, integrity, and a positive attitude
•Understanding of and commitment to AMAZEworks’s mission and values: valuing Anti-Bias Education and social justice

American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia

American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia is dedicated to preserving the civil liberties enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Through litigation, lobbying, and communications, the ACLU of Georgia works to preserve and enhance the rights of all citizens of Georgia without political partisanship. Foremost among these rights are freedom of speech and religion, the right to equal treatment under law, and the right to privacy.

The national ACLU was founded in 1920 and is made up of 52 state affiliates. The Georgia affiliate, originally founded in 1970 is now comprised of 15 staff, 22,000 members (in all 159 counties of the state), and over 80,00 supporters. Each day, through community engagement, communications, lobbying, and litigation, the ACLU of Georgia fights to preserve and enhance the rights assured to all people without regard to politics or partisanship. We are a multi issue organization, with current priorities in voter rights and criminal justice reform. We stand for the right to vote, free speech, LGBT rights, racial justice, criminal justice reform, women’s rights, reproductive rights, immigrants’ rights, and other freedoms that are vital to our democracy.

Voter Rights Organizer-

The ACLU of GA seeks an energetic and dynamic voter rights organizer who will help grow and develop the affiliate’s capacity to educate and mobilize ACLU members, supporters and the general public around core voter rights issues, with an emphasis on the issue of redistricting. With the 2020 census approaching, we have an opportunity to advance an agenda that calls for a fair and transparent redistricting process while simultaneously working to correct the many barriers voters experienced in accessing the ballot in the 2018 election.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

  • Organize community meetings and events on redistricting and other voter rights issues; this includes logistics, outreach, and helping to develop the agendas. Fellow will be trained in facilitation as well to be able to apply those skills in community meetings.
  • Coordinate in-district meetings with state legislators in target locations.
  • Coordinate volunteers to engage in on-the-ground monitoring of the election process, including attending Election Board meetings in target locations.
  • Develop and/or execute creative tactics to educate, engage and mobilize ACLU members and the public to get involved in our campaign; similarly, develop and/or execute tactics that engage elected officials to champion our issues.
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

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The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, we nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems.

The Atlanta Economic Justice Program works with low income, underserved, and vulnerable communities through grassroots organizing and fostering community leadership to build a culture of activism, build coalition, and build resistance to economic injustice.
Leveraging a relevant community issue around economic injustice such as home eviction and foreclosure, mass corporation lay-offs, declining standards of living, lack of protections for renters and small business owners, we bring communities together to build public, community-based campaigns to draw connections between local economic injustice to larger systems of violence and oppression that control our minds, bodies, and communities

Responsibilities:
Attend staff meetings, help facilitate projects

  • Help organize, outreach, and facilitate community meetings in neighborhoods surrounding Turner Field
  • Preparing materials for workshops
  • Door to Door canvassing in NPU-V
  • Data entry
  • Networking with grassroots community groups in NPU-V
Anaga Srinivas

Anaga grew up in Portland, Oregon, and can’t wait to explore Philadelphia and the East Coast with QVS this year. In her free time, she enjoys singing Indian classical music and doing art. She just graduated from Scripps College in Southern California, majoring in Neuroscience with a minor in Politics. She is passionate about social justice and health equity, having worked as a community organizer for the drug decriminalization campaign in Oregon. She is excited to pursue those interests at Pennsylvania Health Access Network during her QVS year!

Andrew Huff

Andrew Huff (he/him) is the Senior Case Manager at Bethesda Project's Church Shelter Program for chronically homeless men. QVS was his first experience with the Religious Society of Friends. Since his QVS fellowship year, he has developed a daily meditation practice grounded in Christianity. Andrew served in Boston in 2015-2016.

Annette Davis

Annette Davis is an enthusiastic healer, soul connector, and artist. She is joyfully committed to uncovering new ways to engage with her spirituality. She grew up in a musical family surrounded by a loving community in Berlin, MA where she learned to center music, art, natural remedies, laughter and fresh food in her life. Annette took a gap year to learn Spanish before attending Connecticut College where she majored in Anthropology. Travel, spontaneity, and healing conversations with loved ones are all things that fill her cup. Part of her life path includes learning more about alternative healing modalities and becoming a relationship coach. She is excited to begin her job at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center working in the Let's Get Movin' Program!

Atlanta Habitat for Humanity

Atlanta Habitat for Humanity partners with corporations, organizations, foundations, and individuals to build 50-60 affordable, green, quality homes each year for first-time, qualified, homebuyers. These homes are sold with a zero interest mortgage. Since 1983, we have built over 1,200 homes for more than 4,000 family members. Atlanta Habitat concentrates its services within the city of Atlanta and Fulton County to families with 30-80% Average Median Income.

The QVS Fellow position is as Family Services Outreach Assistant. The primary duties and responsibilities of this position are: to assist in the recruitment of qualified families by researching outreach opportunities, networking, and presenting program information to targeted audiences; to assist with information sessions and application workshops by providing administrative support and making presentations as requested; to follow up with prospective families to schedule them for an application workshop and apply for the home purchase program; to assist with homeowner education as requested to identify instructors, schedule classes and provide administrative support to the program; to assist with the implementation of a strategy designed to increase the level of community involvement among homeowners; and to research community resources for homeowners and participate in the creation and publication of 2 homeowner newsletters.

Bethesda Project

Since 1979, Bethesda Project has been providing emergency shelter, housing and supportive services for thousands of individuals experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia. By offering a home and safe environment at each of its 14 sites throughout Philadelphia, homeless men and women can stabilize and regain their dignity and self-worth. From street outreach and shelters to permanent housing residences with supportive services, its locations create a Housing First continuum of care for Philadelphia’s chronically homeless. Bethesda Project employs a staff of 125, the majority of whom meet men and women where they are, providing case management to help individuals achieve their highest personal potential. Now, 38 years since its inception through a religious, grassroots volunteer-base, Bethesda Project remains committed to its initial calling and mission... "to find and care for the abandoned poor and to be family with those who have none."

The Community Life Assistant fosters and supports the mission of Bethesda Project while with working with the general public and in partnership with Bethesda Project staff, volunteers, residents, and shelter guests through Community Activities & Engagement, and Volunteer Coordination programs.

Principle duties include:

  • Assist in recruitment, training, and support of volunteers
  • Network with local volunteer agencies, schools, businesses, and faith communities
  • Assist in organizing internal and external recreational, cultural, and advocacy activities and like events, including, but not limited, to annual picnic, holiday events, Bethesda Games, and Volunteer Appreciation Party
  • Maintain volunteer database
  • Develop relationships with Program Coordinators and be aware of each site's in-kind donation needs, volunteer requests, and culture
  • Assist with the collecting and delivery of in-kind donations, which includes maintaining a donation inventory system

 

Better Future Project

Better Future Project works to build a powerful grassroots movement to address the climate crisis and advance a rapid and responsible transition beyond coal, oil, and gas toward a renewable energy future for all.

Our Guiding Vision is a world with a healthy, stable, livable climate where all people live in resilient communities powered by 100% renewable energy that is equitably distributed, decentralized, and democratically controlled and provides millions of safe, well-paying jobs. We believe in grassroots organizing and movement-building and work to center issues of racial economic and social within our work.

We began in 2011, with a student summer program. In 2012, we launched two programs, 350 Massachusetts and Divest Ed. 350 Mass is our statewide volunteer climate action network and now includes hundreds of active members in 17 nodes across Massachusetts who work together to change local and state climate/energy policy. After six years of supporting university student leaders working to divest their school’s endowments in Massachusetts and New England, Divest Ed expanded nationally in fall of 2018, and are currently supporting the work of 50+ campuses around the nation, 21 of whom have one or more students participating in our year-long fellowship program. Our newest program is Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW), which works to advance social resilience through engaging grassroots individuals and organizations around climate preparedness. These 3 programs are served by 11 FTE staff and 2-3 interns. We serve people who are concerned about climate change and want to join a grassroots movement.

Fellow Position: CREW Outreach Coordinator
Primary duties of this position would include: Conducting outreach to prospective "Climate Resilience Hubs" - existing community institutions that agree to educate their constituents on climate impacts and climate preparedness, and offer limited support during extreme weather events. Conducting outreach for "Climate Preparedness Week," following up with Climate Resilience Hubs to learn about their experiences and see how we can improve the program, and working with local CREW volunteer teams to improve their communities' resilience through service, education, and planning projects.

The population served are people in the greater Boston area who will be impacted by climate impacts or are otherwise concerned about these impacts. While our program is young and our fully demographics are being determined, we are particularly interested in working with traditionally marginalized communities, such as communities of color, immigrant populations, the elderly, and others who are more vulnerable to climate impacts. We also work with some who are not as vulnerable themselves but are excited to help their community, including more vulnerable members of the community, to prepare for climate impacts.

Qualifications:
+ Experience with grassroots organizing, community outreach, program management.
+ Experience working with diverse populations
+ Passion for climate, environmental, and social justice
+ Strong written and verbal skills
+ Familiarity with and passion for building an intersectional movement and learning about anti-oppression and social justice issues

Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program (BHCHP)

For 30 years, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) has been committed to a singular, powerful mission: to provide and assure access to the highest quality health care for Boston’s homeless men, women, and children. Over 12,000 homeless men, women, and children are cared for by BHCHP each year. They are committed to ensuring that every one of these individuals has access to comprehensive health care, from preventative dental care to cancer treatment. Their clinicians, case managers, and behavioral health professionals work in more than 60 locations to deliver the highest quality healthcare to some of our community’s most vulnerable — and most resilient — citizens. These health disparities are compounded by the barriers they face in accessing the care and services they need, often rooted in their daily struggles to access food, shelter, clothing, and transportation. Without the safety of a stable home, health care can easily become a distant priority, causing preventable and treatable illnesses to go diagnosed and minor symptoms to rapidly escalate into health crisis. BHCHP has become a nationally recognized model of innovative health care for homeless patients.

The QVS Fellowship position is as a Case Manager and Health Educator. The Fellow will be responsible for making referrals and providing resources to patients in need of services that support their overall health, including detoxes, transitional housing programs, food programs, transportation assistance, etc. The Fellow will help support, assist, and serve patients in myriad ways.

Here is a video of "A Day in the Life of a QVS Fellow" featuring Derek Blankenship working at Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program.

Bread & Roses Community Fund

Bread & Roses Community Fund (BRCF) is a unique partnership of donors and activists who share a vision for a just society in which power and resources are distributed equitably. Bread & Roses was originally founded in 1970 as the People’s Fund – a radical anti-establishment social justice fund – and was re-established in 1977 as Bread & Roses Community Fund. Bread & Roses raises money from individual donors in the community to provide grants, technical assistance, and leadership development to constituent-led, grassroots, social change organizations in the Philadelphia region. The grants BRCF gives are raised and distributed by a cross-race, cross-class, inter-generational group of community members. Bread & Roses centers all of its work around its motto: change, not charity.

Program Associate Position 1- Giving Project Team
The Program Associate reports to the Director of Donor Organizing and will provide administrative support for the Giving Project team. In this role, the Fellow will be a part of all planning sessions for Giving Project meetings. This includes developing logistics agendas, arranging for childcare, and ordering supplies and food for each Giving Project meeting. The Fellow will attend all Giving Project meetings, lead in room set-up/clean-up, while maintaining a high level of hospitality during Giving Project meetings. In addition to supporting the facilitation team, the Fellow will be responsible for taking photos at Giving Project meetings, taking notes during decision-making processes, and responding to any emerging needs of participants and/or the facilitation team.

The Program Associate will take the lead in managing logistics for Meet the Changemakers, a special event in which Giving Project participants meet with grassroots organizers that have received a grant from Bread & Roses. The Program Associate will be responsible for contacting and confirming groups, creating outreach materials, ordering food and supplies and handling on-site logistics for the event. Working closely with the Giving Project facilitation team, the Program Associate will also coordinate with the other staff to schedule interviews with applicant groups and Giving Project participants.

As part of the Giving Project team, the Fellow will have a variety of opportunities to learn about PoC-centered strategies for group facilitation and curriculum building in a highly collaborative environment.

Program Associate Position 2- Under Grant making Director
The position will include: researching and interacting with grassroots community organizers and other local leaders; reviewing and cataloging grant proposals from a wide array of community organizations; and coordinating events for the wider Bread & Roses community.

As the first point of contact for grassroots community organizers within the organization, the QVS Fellow will be responsible for aiding and supporting organizations as they complete their applications. Throughout the year, the QVS Fellow will be responsible for scheduling interviews and site visits with these same organizers. By following actions, movements, and victories around the city, the Fellow will contribute to the Bread & Roses newsletter and internal knowledge of the organization’s grantees.

The QVS Fellow will serve as project manager for our annual Jonathan Lax Scholarship for Gay Men Reception. The reception marks the culmination of the Lax scholarship application process that the Fellow will have managed over the course of their year. The reception happens in the second half of the QVS year, when the Fellow has gained enough experience to take the reins.

There is no typical day in the life of a Bread & Roses Community Fund QVS Fellow, and we like to think that’s what makes it so exciting!

Bridget Lewis

Bridget Lewis grew up in Austin, Texas, and recently graduated from Earlham College with a degree in Religion. The main focus of her studies was Buddhism. During her time at Earlham, she was a proud member of the Javanese Gamelan Ensemble and served as the convenor of Mindfulness House, an intentional living community focused on mindfulness practices, for three years. Bridget was introduced to Quakerism at Earlham and is excited to develop a deeper relationship with it through QVS, as she finds it to be a kindred tradition to the religion she was raised in, Unitarian Universalism. In her free time, Bridget enjoys baking and listening to podcasts, and she has recently become enamored with fiber arts. Bridget is looking forward to serving at Apprentice Learning in the coming year.

Bridging

Bridging was founded in July of 1987 by the Outreach Networking Ministry team of Pax Christi Catholic Community in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, to provide quality furniture and household items free of charge to those in need. Bridging operated as a ministry for five years before becoming a separate 501(c) (3) non-profit in 1992. Having moved to various locations, in 1997 Bridging took ownership of the Bloomington Minnesota warehouse and central offices, located at 201 West 87th Street. Fueled by increased demand, Bridging expanded its service by opening a warehouse in Roseville in November 2006. Between our current locations in Bloomington and Roseville, Bridging operates 64,000 square feet of warehouse space and is considered the largest Furniture Bank in the United States. We partner with approximately 150 area social service agencies who refer their clients to our services. Clients come to one of our two warehouses and our guided by (volunteer) personal shoppers to select the items that they need to make their house a home.

Fellow Position:Client Services Fellow
Primary duties and responsibilities:
- Assist the clients in their shopping experience - helping them select their furniture and household items
- Driving a Bridging truck (training provided) to either assist in the delivery of furniture/household items to clients or picking up the furniture/household items that will be donated to clients
- Oversee and assist with volunteer groups in the warehouse
- Assist in special projects related to Client Services as assigned by the Client Service Manager (i.e. Poverty Simulation Trainings, Advocacy events, client/prospective client follow-up)
- Help with item intake when donors drop off items that will be given to the clients
- Organize warehouse items in a safe and efficient manner
- Assist clients by filling their orders in the warehouse when they come to pick up their items
- Perform other Bridging activities as needed

The Fellow will be working with a wide variety of populations and demographics. Our volunteers range in age from 14 all the way up to 90+. The majority of our clients (90%) have a household income of $20,000 and 56% of them are transitioning out of homelessness. There are clients who have both mental/physical disabilities as well as many for whom English is not their primary language. We do ask our agency partners to provide care attendants/translators in these situations.

The person must have a true heart for service and for those who are experiencing difficult life situations. They should have an open mind and be able to treat others with dignity and respect at all times. We place a high value on diversity, equity and inclusion. This person must be a hard worker and be flexible to do whatever it takes to get the job done. The tasks of this role are imperative to our service delivery. There is a lot of physical labor involved. They should be positive, upbeat and excellent relationally and possess outstanding customer service skills. There will be much interaction with clients, caseworkers, volunteers and donors.

Brown Hope

Brown Hope is a community solution for racial justice, creating connection with Black, Brown, and Indigenous leaders through the heart, mind, and voice to inspire our collective healing. Founded in 2018, Brown Hope champions a radical vision of how direct services and mutual aid can become a platform for social mobilization, creating platforms for healing, economic empowerment, and transformative leadership rooted in self-determination.

We organize for the Heart, creating spaces that elevate the common threads of humanity shared between historically oppressed people. We organize for the Mind, a thought laboratory and spiritual gym, facilitating people-powered opportunities for anti-oppression learning. We organize for the Voice, providing a beautiful alternative to mainstream messages of despair by leveraging profound and diverse cultural experiences.

As a non-profit incubator, Brown Hope initiatives evolve to meet the critical needs of our community. Our current programs include:

  • Power Hour, an intentional space for Black, Brown, and Indigenous people to connect, build power, and heal from the impacts of racism.
  • Blackstreet Bakery, a vegan pop-up bakery honoring North and Northeast Portland as a historic home for Black Portlanders by creating economic opportunities for Black people in plant-based baking.
  • The Black Resilience Fund, an emergency fund dedicated to healing and resilience by providing immediate resources to Black Portlanders.
  • Equity & Beyond, a multi-week, dynamic learning experience that leverages a cohort model to address racial inequality. Through popular education, interdisciplinary activities, and collaborative strategy, we help participants challenge themselves and build power for justice.

 

Fellow Position: Program Evaluation and Assistant Fellow

The Program Evaluation and Assistant Fellow will be an ambassador who will work to support, grow, and build on our current programs through evaluation. They will ensure our programs are tailored to the specific needs of our communities to further Brown Hope’s ability to make justice a lived experience for Black, Brown, and Indigenous people in Oregon. Candidates should live in the community, have a passion for community building and nonprofit service, public speaking skills, the ability to attend teleconference meetings, and also to travel within the community as needed.

Cambridge Friends School

Cambridge Friends School is a co-educational elementary and middle school (pre-K – grade 8) established in 1961 under the care of Friends Meeting at Cambridge, Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). It is the mission of Cambridge Friends School to provide an outstanding education. Guided by Quaker principles, we engage students in meaningful academic learning within a caring community strongly committed to social justice. We expect all students to develop their intellectual, physical, creative, and spiritual potential and, through the example of their lives, to challenge oppression and to contribute to justice and understanding in the world.

 

Fellow Position: Lower School Classroom Aide

Provide academic and social-emotional learning support to students in our two combined grades 3-4 classrooms. Each classroom has 13 students and one full-time teacher. The QVS Fellow will be expected to aid students in various academic subjects, such as math and language arts, help students navigate social dynamics in school, and participate in the overall responsibilities of a teacher in the Lower School.

Camille King

Camille (she/her) was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She graduated from Earlham College with a Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience and Public Health in 2022, and while she is fascinated by medicine, her heart is called to social justice work. During her time at Earlham, she was a Bonner Scholar and took care to be active in campus organizations and club events. Camille loves spending time with her family and friends, sitting in the living room or around a great meal sharing laughter and stories. She was raised Christian and that faith still informs many of her values, but she also draws from other religious traditions as she learns about them and considers herself spiritual. She has always been inquisitive and believes that nothing just "is what it is;" we can always do better for each other. Camille loves all things food, writing, sitting in the sunshine, painting, photography, and learning about things people care about. She is determined to use critical thinking and radical empathy to destroy unjust and inequitable systems and replace them with empowering frameworks of community and mutual success. Camille is so excited to serve at Bread & Roses Community Fund this year!

Colin Battis

Colin Battis (he/him) is originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he was involved with his Unitarian Universalist congregation for most of his life, and found the time to run cross country and make it to Eagle rank in his Boy Scout troop on the side. Moving to Pennsylvania to attend Haverford College, his love for experiencing and learning about the natural world and his concern for accelerating biodiversity loss led him to major in Environmental Studies, as well as minoring in Creative Writing. While his hopes of studying sustainability and the energy industry abroad in Germany were cut short by the pandemic, Colin was able to complete an environmental capstone project in his senior year. His capstone involved working with a local solar energy co-op to deliver an info session and communications toolkit to promote solar power and enable homeowners, businesses, and nonprofits to start considering their options for solar power.

At Haverford, Colin dabbled in student journalism, manned the tech support desk in the IT department, and served as a member of the college's Committee for Environmental Responsibility, helping push for carbon neutrality planning and for reducing the amount of red meat served at the dining center. His interest in building intentional community also led to his place in Haverford's Quaker House, where he was able to more deeply experience and learn about Quaker values and traditions while holding events for the campus and even (a little anxiously) taking on the role of house treasurer. Along with running and experiencing the outdoors, Colin is passionate about writing, visual art, and games, especially ones that clog up a tabletop with lots of dice rolling and little pieces. He is looking forward to working with the Better Future Project during his time as a fellow, specifically helping to build climate resilience with Communities Responding to Extreme Weather.

Central Outreach and Advocacy Center

Central Outreach and Advocacy Center opens doors to overcome and prevent homelessness.

We do this work by:
--empowering our guests to take the next step toward self-sufficiency.
--passionately and intentionally telling our guests’ stories to educate others.
--ensuring we have the resources to be at our best.

We believe in meeting people where they are with patience and humility and treating each person with respect and dignity.

Central OAC began over 30 years ago when a woman knocked on the doors of Central Presbyterian Church, asking for help with food. She was working, but struggling to pay rent, utilities, and put food on the table for her family. The associate pastor was able to find some food for her and Central OAC began as an emergency food pantry. The church staff realized that people were asking for other types of assistance and that the outreach center needed to be a separate organization with its own staff and Board of Directors. Central OAC became a separate, nonprofit in 1997. We currently have 4 full-time staff and about 20 regular volunteers. We have 3 main programs: supportive services (state identification, birth certificates, clothing vouchers, medical referrals, etc.), job readiness, and advocacy. We typically serve over 4,000 unduplicated guests each year. The majority of our guests are African American men who are experiencing homelessness.

Outreach Advocate-
• Assists during the open hours of Center with the following areas:
o Front desk
o Intake with guests
o Main Frame Job Readiness Program
• Assists with the training of volunteers and interns
• Assists with administrative tasks during the closed hours of Center
o Answering telephone
o Mail processing
o Making copies
• Ensures that the Center is a safe, welcoming, affirming and trusted space for guests, staff and volunteers
• Possible public policy advocacy duties

Experience and Required Skills:
• Experience working in a nonprofit preferred
• Some experience working with homeless men and women or at least a strong desire to work with those experiencing homelessness
• Above average computer skills (minimum of Word, and Excel)
• Above average speaking and writing skills
• Ability to work in the context of a faith-based organization and to embrace the values and mission of the OAC

 

Community Action Agency of Somerville (CAAS)

Community Action Agency of Somerville (CAAS) has been the federally designated anti-poverty agency serving Somerville, Massachusetts since 1981. CAAS’ mission is to reduce poverty among local families and individuals while working to counteract, and whenever possible eliminate, the societal conditions that cause and perpetuate poverty. CAAS’ key strategies for accomplishing this mission are to: expand and promote opportunities for all Somerville residents in the fields of education, employment, housing, health, and improved neighborhood life; and serve as a structure for empowering both low-income constituencies and those whose full involvement in the community has been obstructed or discouraged by oppression and discrimination.

Every three years, CAAS conducts a Community Needs Assessment (CNA). This involves rigorous solicitation of community input resulting in real community ownership of CAAS’ programs and services. The Community Planning QVS Fellow will help conduct a CNA and develop a local Community Action Plan that will guide this agency’s work for the next three years. Broadly, the Fellow will be asking Somerville’s low-income residents what would strengthen their community and inquiring after the perceived barriers to economic security.The Fellow will survey needs, educate residents about available community resources, and attempt to bring community members into the social justice/anti-poverty network. The Fellow should have a passion for social justice and curiosity about the needs and wants of the groups and individuals with whom he/she will come in contact. Experience with Community Organizing theory and practice would be a plus! Additional language skills, Spanish in particular, would be helpful as well.

Comunidades Organizando el Poder y la Accion Latina (COPAL)

COPAL’s mission is to unite Latinxs in Minnesota in active grassroots communal democracy, building racial, gender, social and economic justice across community lines. COPAL was established in January 2018 and has been making rapid progress, both in terms of increasing its organizational capacity and amplifying its reach and impact. COPAL is governed by an 8-member board of directors (100% Latinx) and staffed by 15 employees (100% Latinx). COPAL was launched to organize with the Latinx community and allies around a multitude of issues associated with dramatic shifts in immigration policy and growing incidents of hate and hateful rhetoric directed at the Latinx community and broader immigrant communities living in Minnesota.

Fellow Position: Social Media Content Creator

Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Attend and contribute to organizing events across campaigns.
  • Help coordinate phone banking and text banking
  • Coordinate with the Communications Director to generate content and handle research.
  • Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis.
  • Work with the Environmental Justice Director and Communications Director to develop an environmental justice narrative that is culturally relevant for the MN Latinx community.
  • Commit half of their time to the Environmental Justice unit and the other half to general comms operations for the organization.
Damon Motz-Storey
"Quaker Voluntary Service helped me to launch my career, find community, and deepen my spiritual practice and relationship with God and the inner Christ. After an exceptionally challenging year of COVID-19 impacting Fellows and the communities they serve, there has never been a more important time to invest in the financial wellbeing of Quaker Voluntary Service so that it can continue to provide a space in Portland for seekers of spiritual growth and career building have a place to land, be together, and explore themselves in this marvelous Rose City."
- Damon Motz-Storey, 2016-2017 Portland Fellow
Drum Corps Academy Cohort at Olney Charter High School

Drum Corps Academy Cohort at Olney Charter High School will prepare urban high school students for college while completely infusing the curriculum with music. DCAC will become the first competitive marching band in the city of Philadelphia in more than 25 years. Excellence in Music. Excellence in Life.

Vision, philosophy, and goals: We know that participation in music and the Marching Arts transforms lives. However, there hasn’t been a competitive marching band in the city for a generation. The DCAC program will transform lives through the power of music. It is our goal for the band to win a state championship. (DCAC) is a special program opening at Olney Charter High School in September 2019. With a maximum of 60 ninth graders and a cohorted schedule, DCAC will have a small-magnet feel. And with a One-to-One iPad program, Member Support Coordinator, and nationally recruited teachers, DCAC will prepare all students for college.

DCAC has been in planning for 3 years. Sep 2019 is the launch date of our first Freshman class!  Size and scope of agency - OCHS is a comprehensive high school with 1800 students. However, the DCAC will consist of the Arts Coordinator, 3 teachers, the MSC, and possibly one other staff member. There student max is 60.

DCAC is open to any high school student that lives in Philadelphia. We will run an online student recruitment campaign targeting aspiring musicians who want to go to college and the bulk of our in-person recruitment will be at the 4 surrounding schools: Olney Elem., Feltonville, Morrison, and Lindley Academy.

DCAC Member Service Coordinator-
DCAC is the Drum Corps Academy Cohort @ Olney Charter High School in Philadelphia, PA. We serve about 50 freshmen and sophomores within a large high school (2000 students). DCAC members are cohorted for 3 of their 8 classes. While we are looking for a QVS Fellow with some music experience so that they can support and feel comfortable in a Band/Music class, the main function of the MSC is to support members with academics, social skills, and advocacy.

The MSC would track students through our Student Information System, and target students who are in danger of failing for extra support and tutoring. The MSC would identify students who might do better in an honors class setting and pull them out once a week for extra challenges. The MSC would identify students who are having social challenges and support them directly or by connecting them to resources. Depending on the QVS Fellow's level of music experience, they could support with small group work and by modeling in group rehearsals. Additionally, if time permits, the fellow could support the Arts Coordinator with some administrative tasks such as filling out Trip Request Forms, etc

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center

The mission of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) is to provide easily accessible, affordable, appropriate, high-quality, personalized, coordinated primary care, for all who live and work in East Boston and the surrounding communities, without regard to age, income, insurance status, language, culture, or social circumstances.

For more than 45 years, EBNHC has provided high-quality, comprehensive medical care to the communities of Revere, Chelsea, Winthrop, Everett and East Boston. Since opening our doors in 1970, the health center has operated 24/7/365 and has grown to become the only health center in New England, and one of the few in the country, to provide continuous care. EBNHC serves a diverse, low-income, medically under-served community with one of the largest Latino populations in Massachusetts. Many families are first-generation immigrants, and over half of East Boston households are primarily non-English speaking. Long home to new immigrant groups, the arrival of newcomers over the past 20 years from Central and South America provides East Boston with the highest number (and largest proportion) of Latinos in all Boston neighborhoods. Seventeen percent of the population lives at least 200% below the federal poverty line and 39.8% of household incomes earn less than $35,000 per year.

Position: Care Navigator
In an effort to eliminate health disparities (gaps in health status and health care equity across racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups), the fellow’s primary role will be to work in our Community Resource Center connecting patients to concrete community resources that they have been unable to access on their own. The Fellow will predominantly work with immigrants, low-income individuals, and patients with complex medical needs, linking them to needed medical, social service and legal services.

When focusing on immediate survival needs of food, shelter, and clothing, individuals without reliable access to care often defer healthcare concerns until they become acute. Whether it is explaining tenant rights to a family facing eviction, reviewing all available food access programs to an elderly patient experiencing food insecurity, or connecting a recent immigrant with local agencies that can provide free immigration consults, the Fellow will provide compassionate, direct services our patients. The Fellow will assist with completing applications for public housing, disability, utility and fuel assistance, as well as connecting families with childcare, playgroups, parenting classes, school enrollment, after school programs, and summer camps.
Additionally, Fellow will take a lead role in coordinating other community serving agencies services for EBNHC patients onsite and will oversee their operations. These include programs such as: Cradles to Crayons (distributing gently used clothing to children), management of a Fair Food program (packaging and distributing $2 bag rescued food), and a Red Cross Mobile Food Pantry The Fellow will actively seek innovative ways to help patients’ access basic needs and look to bring new resources to EBNHC.

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon- HIV Services

Committed to mutual respect and understanding, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon brings together diverse communities of faith to learn, serve and advocate for justice, peace and the integrity of creation.

The HIV Day Center is a drop in center for low income people living with HIV/AIDS. The Day Center provides hot breakfasts and lunches four days each week. Staff are available for counseling, information and referral, and help with problem solving. Day Center clients have access to phones, a mail drop, computers with internet access, WiFi, washer and dryer, clothing, a shower and hygiene supplies. The Day Center also provides therapeutic and recreational activities. Massage, haircuts, foot care and acupuncture are provided by volunteer practitioners.

The HIV Day Center opened in Portland in May 1990. Created in direct response to needs outlined by a coalition of healthcare providers in 1987, the Day Center was the first free-standing, community-based program of its kind in the United States.

Clients can self-refer to the Day Center; the only requirements are that they are HIV positive and have incomes below 300 percent of the federal poverty level. There are no fees for any Day Center service.

The Activities and Event Coordinator is responsible for the planning and implementation of on- and off-site psychosocial support activities for clients at Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s HIV Day Center. The Activities and Events Coordinator will also coordinate the Holiday Giving Tree program, attend events such as Pride and World AIDS Day, and manage the activity calendar monthly. This position will assist in the cooking and kitchen duties when needed and assist the project Coordinator with tasks such as contributing to the Day Center social media sites, client newsletter, and outreach opportunities. The Activities and Events Coordinator will record activities and participation to HIV Services Storiicare software and assist in tracking attendance on the software.

This position will monitor and coordinate services related to client basic needs, including laundry, showers, toiletries, mail, and clothing closet. The Activities and Events Coordinator will encourage a spirit of hospitality, organization and community within the HIV Day Center. This position will concurrently ensure the safety of clients, staff and volunteers by enforcing client compliance with HIV Day Center rules and policies.

Education Law Center

The Education Law Center’s mission is to ensure access to a quality public education for all children in Pennsylvania. We pursue this mission by focusing on the most underserved students: children living in poverty, children of color, children with disabilities, children in the foster care and juvenile justice systems, children experiencing homelessness, English learners, LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming students – and many who are at the intersection of these identities.

ELC began in 1975 in Philadelphia with one attorney, a VISTA volunteer, and a part-time secretary. Our organization has grown considerably over the last four decades to two offices statewide, 17 employees, and 19 board directors. Today, we are a known community resource for students and their families and a known leader in public education reform—in the Greater Philadelphia region, throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and nationally. ELC remains the only legal advocacy organization in Pennsylvania, and one of just a few in the nation, exclusively devoted to helping students and families overcome barriers to accessing a quality public education. Our three key priority areas include: 1) Ensuring Equal Access to quality public schools; 2) Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline; and 3) Fighting for Fair Funding. Together, these areas strategically help us achieve our long-term vision where all children – regardless of ability, race or ethnicity, gender or sexual identity, native language, or economic situation – have access to a high-quality public education and the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Policy Fellow-
The Policy Fellow will work directly with Policy Director to assist with our K-12 education advocacy efforts in Pennsylvania. The Fellow may:
conducting social science research on various education issues
• Conduct social science research on various education issues
• Collect and analyze data for use in legislative and other advocacy
• Write policy analyses and policy briefs connected to legislation, research, and advocacy
• Work with community members as we help them advocate with policy makers
• Assist the communications team with media activities, including drafting press releases, background briefings, editorial board meetings, and maintaining up-to-date media lists
• Expand our contacts with public education activists and community groups throughout the state by identifying new contacts (from existing relationships, news articles, phone calls and e-mails addressed to us, etc.), talking with them to learn their concerns and to share our perspectives, and bringing them into our networks.

The Fellow should be a motivated individual who is able to work in a team environment, and have the following: excellent interpersonal, writing, and computer skills; superior organization skills; interest in education-related issues or child advocacy; experience with quantitative analyses a plus; ability to help with graphic design (e.g. ability to create effective infographics) a plus; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously; ability to work independently; flexibility and a sense of humor.

Elizabeth Zhao

Elizabeth Zhao grew up in Edison, New Jersey. She is a recent graduate of Bryn Mawr College with a major in sociology and a minor in health studies. At Bryn Mawr, Elizabeth developed a passion for social change. Outside of classes, she has volunteered with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program as a tax preparer and co-coordinator of the BMC program helping students and low-income taxpayers file their taxes and maximize credits and refunds. This coming year, Elizabeth is excited to grow and learn as a QVS Fellow at the Outside In East Clinic.

Elsa Hoover

Elsa Hoover (she/her) was born and raised in Portland, OR. Elsa graduated from Earlham College with a BA in Peace and Global Studies and minors in Museum Studies and Economics. At Earlham, Elsa worked at the Joseph Moore Museum and was the president of EC Votes, a club dedicated to voter registration and education. In her free time, Elsa enjoys watching movies, weaving, and listening to podcasts about urban design. She is excited to join the Minnesota State Horticulture Society team and explore the Twin Cities this year!

Evan Saito

Evan Saito (He/Him) is from Northampton, MA where he grew up attending Northampton Friends Meeting. He recently graduated from Earlham College with a BA in Peace and Global Studies, concentrating in Law and Justice. Evan served as a Bonner Scholar at Earlham, working as a program Intern during his Junior and Senior years. His service placements also included the Amigos Richmond Latino Center, the Tibet Policy Institute (Dharamshala, India), and the EC Mutual Aid Fund. During the 2020-21 academic year, Evan worked as an Advocacy Corps Member with the FCNL, lobbying members of the Indiana Congressional delegation on the topic of immigration. Following this experience, Evan worked to combine his training in lobbying and advocacy with his community work, receiving a grant from the Bonner Foundation to form the Richmond Advocacy and Leadership Program (RALP) in the Summer of 2021. As RALP Coordinator, he worked with local high school students to research, strategize, and implement a youth-led advocacy campaign addressing local policy issues. Evan loves to play violin, sing, and build community through music. He is excited for a year of exploration, career discernment, and growth with QVS! Evan looks forward to learning and growing at his placement with the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center this coming year.

Every Campus A Refuge

Every Campus A Refuge calls on every college and university in the world to partner with their local refugee resettlement agencies to house refugees on campus grounds and assist them in resettlement. The idea is that university and college campuses have everything necessary – housing, food, care, skills – to take in refugees and support them as they begin their lives in their new homes.

 

 

Fellow Position: Program Coordinator 

ECAR is looking to coordinate a resettlement effort between the 3 Quaker colleges near Philadelphia- Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore OR at different universities in Atlanta such as Emory University and Agnes Scott College through a Program Coordinator position. This will be an inaugural position which will allow ECAR to better understand how to scale up ECAR to colleges and universities across the country and how to utilize partnerships to do so. The Coordinator will:

  • Coordinate resettlement efforts with the resettlement agency on the college campuses.
  • Train, vet, and coordinate student volunteer efforts with guests.
  • Support the project’s leadership through research, curricular, programmatic, and conceptual development.
  • Field questions and concerns from volunteers regarding hosting tasks.
  • Perform hosting tasks assigned to College as needed and which are not or cannot be done by volunteers.
  • Welcome refugees at the airport, escort them to the housing, and explain ECAR to them as per our Best Practices manual.
  • Be available to the refugees (by phone) while they are on campus in case of emergencies.
  • Organize the move from campus to off-campus housing.
  • Assist with off-campus housing needs as they arise.
  • Reach out to and collaborate with local organizations and faith communities that can help the College in providing resettlement services.
  • Coordinate and manage fundraising drives for in-kind donations and money gifts to support the resettlement efforts.
  • Support guests to access resources, achieve objectives and maximize their independence and advocate on their behalf, working to resolve problems that may prevent their access to needed services.
  • Assist guests with transitioning off-campus and finding appropriate housing while ensuring their independence.

The QVS fellow will be working with a wide range of college students as well as the refugee guests being resettled on campus. The guests may come from a diverse range of backgrounds, ages, and demographics as well as may have certain special needs that the ECAR chapter will only become aware of shortly before a case is accepted to be resettled on a given campus.

Fair Food

Fair Food is dedicated to preserving productive Fair Food in the Delaware Valley and bringing healthy, humanely-raised local food to the Philadelphia area. Fair Food was founded in 2000 with the goal of slowing the rapid loss of productive farmland by finding new wholesale buyers and simplifying delivery logistics so that food produced in the region could get to consumers’ plates. They call the work of relationship building between producers and wholesale buyers “Value Chain Coordination” (VCC); it is impactful, low input, and drives economic activity – it’s an essential tool to achieve the goal of creating a strong and resilient local food system. Fair Food also works to strengthen the public’s access to locally produced food via The Fair Food Farmstand at Reading Terminal Market, a year-round, retail outlet for all-local products. The Farmstand carries a variety of fresh produce, meats, poultry, dairy, eggs, cheese and value-added products from organic and sustainable farms within a 150-mile radius of Philadelphia. Open seven days a week, the goals of the Farmstand are to educate consumers about the benefits of buying local, to provide the region with a point of access to sustainably-raised food, and to support farmers by providing a market for local products.

A QVS Fellow will serve as The Food Access Coordinator (FAC) and will be responsible for managing Fair Food’s Double Dollars Program on a day-to-day basis as well as identifying opportunities to increase the program’s impact and collaborate with partners and similar initiatives in the Philadelphia-area. Double Dollars is a Double Value Coupon Program (DVCP) that serves individuals using SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits, by offering a dollar-for dollar match on groceries purchased at the Farmstand. The Food Access Coordinator will track Double Dollars, learn about food access initiatives, and conduct customer outreach.

FCS | Focused Community Strategies

FCS|Focused Community Strategies partners with under-served neighborhoods to provide innovative and holistic development that produces flourishing communities where God’s Shalom is present. FCS is currently focused on the neighborhood of Historic South Atlanta and specializes in neighborhood engagement, mixed-income housing and economic development. FCS closely aligns all of its work in partnership with the neighborhood. The Neighborhood Engagement (NE) team works in close partnership with neighborhood leadership to ensure the community voice and blessing in all FCS activities. The NE team runs several neighborhood programs and actively supports our partner agencies working within the community.The QVS Fellow will serve as a Neighborhood Engagement Intern and assist with the following projects:

  • South Atlanta Food Co-op - serve as liaison between FCS and food co-op members
  • South Atlanta Civic League Events - assist in the planning and coordination of neighborhood led events (annual Kickball Tournament and Treat Street Halloween Party)
  • Pride for Parents Christmas Toy Program - manage volunteers, toy drive coordination and store logistics
  • Community Organizing - assist the Director in hosting and organizing multiple community organizing events through the year
  • Master Planning - assist FCS and neighborhood leadership through Master Planning process

The NE Intern needs to be highly relational, a strong communicator, and organized. Knowledge of urban issues is helpful, but not required.

Fleisher Art Memorial

The mission of Fleisher Art Memorial is to make art accessible to everyone, regardless of economic means, background, or artistic experience.

Fleisher nurtures creativity in our community, engaging children and adults of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences in immersive experiences that build bridges and deepen community bonds over a common curiosity in art-making and learning. We work to dismantle barriers to arts access, whether geographic, psychological, or economic. Our vision is to foster a diverse and just world where everyone can access art.

Located in South Philadelphia, Fleisher is recognized as the nation’s oldest community school of the arts. It was founded by Samuel Fleisher in 1898 as a place where anyone, especially those that otherwise lacked access to creative enrichment, could enroll in an art class. Fleisher has 25 staff members and 75 teaching artists.

A strong reputation attracts art-makers from throughout the region, but we focus our engagement efforts on our surrounding South Philadelphia neighborhoods, a diverse and changing area that has historically been the arrival point for many immigrant families. Applying strategies to make our campus and programs more welcoming, accessible, and relevant to new audiences not only helps us attract participants, but also leads to a deeper level of engagement with our current students, neighbors, and visitors.

Education Fellow
Primary duties include:

  • Assisting the development and implementation of community engagement strategies that make educational programs for adults and children/youth more engaging and relevant to diverse audiences
  • Planning classes/workshops/lectures/events in collaboration with program staff and community partners, including:
    • Tuition-free and low-cost classes for adults
    • Art for the Ages creative aging program for older Latinx immigrants
    • Saturday Young Artists program
    • Community Partnerships in the Arts in-school, arts-integrated residencies
    • Creative Labs after-school, on-site program for children/youth
    • Found in Translation humanities seminars
  • Coordinating meetings with Education Department staff, teaching faculty, and guest artists
  • Supporting administration efforts in registration, enrollment, and tuition, for all programs
  • Additional administrative and operative support for the Director of Education as needed

The Fellow will work with audiences of all ages in South Philadelphia, historically the arrival point for many immigrant and refugee families. Fleisher is at the geographic center of these diverse and vibrant communities. To Fleisher’s south are more economically-challenged neighborhoods, home to Mexican, Chinese, Cambodian, Nepalese, Laotian, Bhutanese, Indonesian, Venezuelan, and Vietnamese immigrant populations.

The Education Fellow should be committed to working with diverse community members to help them find and keep a sense of place in a rapidly-changing South Philadelphia, using the power of art, creativity, and culture. The Fellow should have excellent communication skills, the ability to work both collaboratively and independently, and a strong interest in the impact of community-driven art, and the enriching impact of the arts in education.

Friends Fiduciary Corporation

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Friends Fiduciary Corporation is a Quaker non-profit providing professional, socially responsible investment management services exclusively to Quaker organizations, serving over 320 Friends meetings, churches, schools and organizations across the country.

The QVS Alum will work closely with the Executive Director and other staff to support our socially responsible investment work, assist in marketing efforts, database maintenance, special projects and support some day to day office activities. The QVS Alum will learn about and work on a variety of human rights and economic and social justice issues, with particular emphasis on the impacts of corporate activity on climate change, sustainability reporting, lobbying, human trafficking, and ethical practices in the financial sector. This work will advance best practices within companies to mitigate their impact on climate change and will support an initiative to leverage FFC’s position as socially responsible investors to advance climate solutions. The QVS Alum will assist in interpreting and communicating the value of this work to FFC’s stakeholders.

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Friends General Conference

Friends General Conference provides services and resources for individual Friends, meetings, and people interested in the Quaker way. FGC is an association of regional Quaker communities in the U.S. and Canada working together to nurture a vital Quaker faith. Founded in 1900, FGC has grown from a voluntary organization of seven yearly meetings, created to hold a “general conference” every other year, to an association of fourteen yearly meetings, supplemented with regional groups and individual meetings. FGC continues to sponsor an annual Gathering of Friends.

At its heart, FGC is a member and volunteer led organization. The way FGC operates is deeply rooted in the Quaker testimonies and based on Quaker practices. We believe that through worship and openness to God’s will, the right focus and direction for the organization will emerge. Discernment is achieved through broad participation of Friends from around the country in a variety of committees.

The QVS Alumni Fellow will serve as the Ministry on Racism Support Specialist, working closely with the Committee for Nurturing Ministries (CNM) coordinator for the ministry on racism work, the Committee for Nurturing Ministries (and other FGC staff as appropriate.) The support specialist assists the coordinator and committee with their routine work, planning of consultations and conferences, and also assists with inquiries from monthly, quarterly and yearly meetings. The support specialist assists with supporting the FGC staff in its diversity work and identifying resources that nurture the work of addressing racism within the Religious Society of Friends. This year (2017-2018) the support specialist will assist CNM with supporting FGC with initiating the Institutional Cultural Assessment. The fellow should have experience in or a desire to develop experience with a diverse range of individuals regarding age, race, gender and ethnic backgrounds, and should understand White Supremacy is a systemic problem within the United States and Canada. The Fellow should work autonomously, write clearly and directly, as well as have the ability to edit written materials.

Friends of Trees

It is our experience at Friends of Trees that planting trees with community members is also key to fighting climate change. Planting and caring for trees increases community members’ engagement with the environment and overall participation in civic life, including engaging around climate action. There is a ripple effect from volunteering to plant trees that also fights climate change, beyond the actual trees. We bring people together. Inspiring our community members to plant, care for, and learn about trees is key to our mission. We welcome individuals, families, and businesses throughout western Oregon and SW Washington to help restore and beautify our region. Friends of Trees recognizes that not everyone has equal access to the benefits of trees. As we work to remedy that, we strive to be a welcoming and safe place for everyone, regardless of age, ability, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, political views, or economic status. Without our volunteers, we are nothing. But together, we do amazing things. Friends of Trees’ youth educational programming actively and meaningfully connects young people K-12 with nature while providing hands-on experience with environmental work. We offer a classroom-based curriculum combined with field work; internships and training programs that involve field work, job training and skills development; and the opportunity to directly volunteer at educational, safe, welcoming and inclusive community tree planting events.

Fellow Position: NT (Neighborhood Trees) Program Outreach Specialist

The NT (Neighborhood Trees) Program Outreach Specialist will work to create opportunities for community organizations, NGOs, schools, and businesses to participate in tree plantings on their properties and in their neighborhoods. They will support FOT through outreach to neighborhoods through canvassing, neighborhood association meetings, communications with homeowners, tenants and landlords. Additionally, the QVS Fellow will support planting events by working with volunteers, run registration, prep, and community engagement. They will create equity-centered outreach solutions, to green our region, while growing community.

General Duties: Support NT program in getting more trees in homeowners yards; Bring more trees to non-homeowners. Research contact information for Multifamily Housing Properties, Property Management companies, Commercial properties with room in parking lots; Increase Tree planting in NGO and other community spaces and locations. Work to increase programs with schools, nonprofits, small businesses, large companies, to increase urban tree canopy; Work with Depave to support in removal of concrete for tree planting in parking lots, or other paved and underutilized areas; Canvass to generate interest in planting trees in door-to-door in Low Income / Low Canopy neighborhoods (connect residents with tree planting opportunities); Door-to-Door Follow-ups in Low Income, Low Canopy neighborhoods to assist residents with tree planting plans (with Covid-19 precautions in place); Tenant Engagement. Send postcards to renters whose trees are getting planted. Send postcards to residents who don't have emails whose trees are getting planted.

This position typically works with adults, but may also work with youth on occasion. We work with 8 municipalities and 7 regions within Portland itself, focusing on neighborhood clusters, representing folks from a myriad of backgrounds.

Friends Publishing Corporation (FPC)

Friends Publishing Corporation- Our mission is to communicate Quaker experience in order to connect and deepen spiritual lives.

Our products include Friends Journal, the leading Quaker periodical with a 192‐year legacy of publication; QuakerSpeak, the groundbreaking YouTube channel exploring Quaker beliefs and ministries; and the web properties FriendsJournal.org, QuakerSpeak.com, and Quaker.org. We have a staff of 8 and we serve an international audience.

Editorial and Audience Engagement Fellow-
The Fellow will work in our office to support our editorial and audience engagement efforts. They will participate in the creation and curation of our magazine, website, and multimedia content. They will also support our audience development specialist with marketing, content promotion, and other important tasks. Everyone on our small team plays an important part in serving a growing audience hungry to connect with the experience of Quakers.

Friends Rehabilitation Program (FRP)

Friends Rehabilitation Program (FRP) is a Quaker values-based affordable housing and social service provider working in the Philadelphia region. The organization aims to transform neighborhoods through community-based economic development, sustainable affordable housing, and transitional opportunities for marginalized populations. By integrating best practices in sustainable and equitable development, FRP focuses on empowering residents, unlocking value, and fostering vibrant, creative communities. FRP provides 500 units of affordable housing in various neighborhoods of Philadelphia and employs over 70 individuals. FRP’s work emphasizes racial and economic justice, equity and ownership, and trauma-informed care as we foster communities of excitement, wonder, pride and engagement. They are developing affordable and mixed-income housing and sustainable cooperatives with a systems approach to supporting marginalized communities. FRP aims to cultivate ‘ecosystems’ that foster social cohesion, stewardship, and resilience through housing, training, food access, community programs, social services, and sustainable business incubation. FRP uses an asset-based approach and the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship to inform this work.

The Volunteer Coordinator and Sustainable Development Fellow will work closely with staff in a team-based approach to increase the capacity of FRP to provide safe, quality, affordable housing. The fellow will work in 4 main areas :
• Volunteer Events: coordinating logistics for volunteer days, managing relationships with volunteers as well as external partners (other nonprofits, neighborhood groups, etc), and building out a system of stewardship for FRP volunteers (60%)
• Research: conducting community outreach and research in the spirit of asset development and appreciative inquiry, attending relevant community meetings, and assisting the Director of Development in evidence-based development research (20%)
• Individual Donors: contributing to Benevon event brainstorming and planning logistics and providing data entry support as necessary (10%)
• Individual Project: we are excited to encourage and support the fellow’s interests and leadership skills by using some of their time with us to pursue projects they are energized by. Previous examples include: developing an individual giving program through the network of Quaker meetinghouses, creating office systems to support recycling and composting, and developing a strategic plan for FRP development of tiny homes. (20%)

Friends School of Atlanta

Friends School Atlanta's mission is to provide challenging academics in a diverse environment, drawing on the Quaker testimonies, or values, of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship to empower our students to go out into the world with conscience, conviction and compassion. FSA, opened in 1991 as a model for diversity and with the belief that all students have within themselves unique capacities for learning and achievement.

The school currently serves 180 students and employs 48 faculty and staff. The learning program provides opportunities for students to achieve their highest academic levels. In a supportive learning environment, students develop their capacities through independent thought, service and responsible action, thereby fostering life-long learning, self-confidence and respect for others. We provide a caring, cooperative atmosphere encouraging students to support each other as equals, and discourage that which would set one student above another.
The belief of Friends that individuals must find their own way leads to respect for the faith of everyone. Following the Quaker tradition of meeting corporately in reflective silent worship, an integral part of the school is the weekly meeting where the community gathers in silence to attend to the inner voice of the Spirit. This is a time to reflect upon experience, share thoughts with one another and seek truth.

Fellow Position: Assistant Teacher
FSA serves a diverse population of students including some students with learning disabilities in an inclusive classroom model. Approximately 45% of students identify as students of color, 30% receive financial assistance to support their enrollment, and FSA has long been a welcoming school community for LGBTQ families. The QVS Fellow would support students and teachers in a wide variety of ways and depending upon their areas of interest. Past QVS have taught in classrooms, monitored playground, originated clubs, created service learning opportunities, mentored individual students, researched grant opportunities, supported refugee Quaker families in their matriculation to the school.

The QVS Fellow should enjoy working with children and and be flexible. Humor, organizational skills and patience are good qualities for this position. Assistant teachers cover lots of diverse needs at school and many of the areas of coverage will take place outdoors. Having a playful side is a must!

FSA follows a traditional school schedule. QVS Fellows are asked to be on campus from 8am until 4pm. Tuesdays, we hold a faculty/staff meeting until 5pm. The school is able to be pretty flexible with work schedules.

Friends School of Minnesota

The Friends School of Minnesota is a K-8 progressive education school grounded in Quaker values. FSMN was founded in 1988 and is located in the Midway neighborhood of Saint Paul. We currently have 135 students and 35 faculty and staff.

Mission:
Our mission is to prepare children to embrace life, learning, and community with hope, skill, understanding and creativity. We are committed to the Quaker values of peace, justice, simplicity and integrity.
 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
As the Marketing Communications Assistant, the person in this position will partner with the communications director to:
  • Create and solicit content for select written school communications (i.e., write, edit, format, brand, take pictures, post, etc.). Some of those communications may include: weekly newsletter, blog, website, social media, external publications (e.g., Friends Circle, plant sale articles, yearbook, annual report, press releases, programs for school events, etc.), developing content where appropriate, advertising
  • Develop creative ways to tell FSMN’s story. Possibly through videos, cartoons, etc.
  • Assist with photo and media management
  • Assist at special events like open houses, plant sale, and festivals as needed
  • Interview students, faculty, alumni and community
  • Create longer-term communications strategies around key programs

As the Front Office Support, the person in this position will partner with the front office manager and FSMN Head of School to:

  • Manage the front office while the front office manager completes projects, has lunch and/or runs FSMN’s Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA). Managing the front office may include the following tasks as well as other tasks not listed.
  • Answering phones and helping to connect callers to the appropriate people
  • Helping students who may feel ill, overwhelmed, or just need a little break
  • Updating calendars
  • Managing and responding to emails
  • Problem solving to determine solutions to problems that arise
  • Help organize and complete data entry projects as needed during front office support time
  • Occasionally help with arrival and dismissal as needed
Friends World Committee for Consultation Section of the Americas (FWCC)

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Created out of vision and hope almost a century ago, Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC)today is a broad association of Quaker Yearly Meetings stretching across all branches of Friends- an interweaving of relationships, histories, and concerns. Answering God’s call to universal love, FWCC brings Friends of varying traditions and cultural experiences together in worship, communications and consultation, to express our common heritage and our Quaker message to the world. We envision a thriving and integrated network of Friends from the Arctic to the Andes, woven together in transformative faith, learning to love, listen, and witness.

The QVS Alumni Fellow will assist with the Funding Innovation Program, exploring new ideas for one or more alternative funding possibilities using models from other faith-based non-profit organizations. This work will be done with transparency and fair trade ethics. It will experiment with at least one model in this five-year period. . The Fellow will gain experience in aspects of non-profit board management, researching, planning and implementing a new social enterprise project, learn about the burgeoning field of social enterprise, and about fundraising in a non-profit and specifically Quaker environment. There is a very strong preference for Fellows who can read, write and speak Spanish in addition to English. And because international travel may be required, although it is not guaranteed, the ability to obtain a passport and necessary travel documents for legal travel with the Americas is also required.

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FriendshipWorks

FriendshipWorks mission is to reduce social isolation, enhance the quality of life and preserve the dignity of seniors in Boston and Brookline. We accomplish this mission by recruiting and training volunteers of all ages and backgrounds to provide a range of services including: long-term social visitation, short-term task assistance, and accompaniment on medical appointments. Our PetPals, MusicWorks and Relaxation Through the Arts programs bring the joys of pets, music, artistic expression and movement to older adults in senior buildings, assisted living facilities and nursing homes. We serve adults 60+ (55+ if they have vision or hearing loss) who live in Boston or Brookline.

In 2014, FriendshipWorks celebrated its 30th year of service to elders in Boston and Brookline. Since its inception, FriendshipWorks has assisted over 23,400 Boston-area elders, providing almost half a million hours of donated care.

Position Description:
The Education Program Associate will work closely with the Education and Outreach Coordinator to establish and further educational initiatives that address access and inclusion for seniors in Boston. The bulk of their work will be in outreach and implementation of outreach initiatives particularly supporting LGBTQ elders and elders with vision loss. A portion of this position will set aside time to provide direct service to seniors in Boston (medical escorts, short-term friendly helping and potentially be matched for long-term social visitation).

Responsibilities:
Outreach and Implementation of Educational Initiatives (approximately 50% of time)
• Conduct outreach for special project initiatives recruiting volunteers and seniors and developing community partners
• Offer presentations on educational initiatives and assist with workshops
• Possibility of leading a group or facilitating a workshop depending on Fellow’s interests
• Support two key initiatives that address access and inclusion: LGBTQ Elder Initiative, Elder Low Vision initiative.

Educational Initiative Development (approximately 20% - 30% of time)
Direct Service (approximately 10% - 15% of time)

This partnership is made possible by generous support from The Friends Foundation for the Aging.

Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta

The Furniture Bank's mission is to create stability for families and individuals in need by distributing donated furniture to turn their houses into homes.

The Furniture Bank was founded in 1988 in response to the lack of furniture resources for families moving out of homelessness. In 2010 the Furniture Bank purchased a warehouse in the West End of Atlanta. After necessary renovations the Furniture Bank moved to this warehouse in 2012. Since its start in 1988 the Furniture Bank has grown to partner with over 200 other nonprofit agencies in the Atlanta area and help over 5,000 people each year. In 2014 the Furniture Bank began its Veteran Employment Program to help homeless Veterans obtain full time employment in the warehouse and truck driving industries.

The Furniture Bank serves individuals and families moving out of homelessness, fleeing domestic violence, living with HIV/AIDS, and living below the poverty level and experiencing a crisis that has left them without furniture (such as fire, flooding, bed bugs, etc.). Furniture Bank clients are in housing without any basic furniture necessities. Some have never had proper furniture. Most are sleeping and eating on the floor.

The Furniture Bank helps clients become self-sufficient by improving financial, physical and emotional health. In a follow-up survey ninety days after receiving furniture, 96% of Furniture Bank clients report that they have maintained safe and stable housing. The Furniture Bank has 12 full time staff persons and 1 location. In 2019 the Furniture Bank provided furniture to 5,613 people, an 11% increase from 2018.

The QVS Fellow will further the Furniture Bank’s mission in a variety of ways. Some are listed below:

Program Associate:

Client Services:
• Help clients select furniture during private shopping appointments
• Answering phone calls from clients and answering questions about the referral process

Volunteer Coordination:
• Help lead volunteer groups from churches and companies

Marketing/Development:
• Help with Furniture Bank fundraisers as needed
• Help with client testimonials for marketing purposes

Veteran Employment Program:
• Help veterans with resumes and job applications

Typically people who do best at the Furniture Bank are comfortable taking initiative, flexible and have a sense of humor. The Fellow will be given supervision and direction but will be expected to work independently.

Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence's mission is: Collaborate. Advocate. Educate. Empower. GCADV envisions a Georgia free of domestic violence. GCADV's guiding principles and core values include: Empowerment and Self-Determination; Safety; Diversity and Equality; Survivor-centered Response; Social Change and Collaboration; Systems Accountability; Commitment to Nonviolence; Confidentiality; Integrity; Safe Space; Responsibility to Mission and Team; Remembering and honoring the “Herstory” of the Movements; Celebrate. Our goals are to empower survivors and the programs that serve them, educate the public, and advocate for responsive public policy. Our strength is in numbers, as we collaborate throughout Georgia to stop domestic violence. We support our mission by fostering quality services for victims by increasing the capacity of members and service providers, mobilizing a statewide voice to increase public policy development that helps victims and prevents DV, and educating the public to take action and prevent domestic violence. Overall, GCADV values, Equity, Wholeness, and Freedom.

Originally formed as a grassroots volunteer agency in 1980 as the Georgia Network Against Domestic Violence, the organization grew out of the overwhelming need for domestic violence agencies to form a statewide network of programs to coordinate and expand the services available to victims of domestic violence in Georgia, increase public awareness, and achieve crucial legislation to protect domestic violence victims, including state-funding for domestic violence programs. GCADV has a staff of 14 and is located in Decatur, GA. Projects include: Training & TA, Child & Youth, Community Engagement, Disabilities, Deaf Advocacy, Housing, Public Policy, Justice for Incarcerated Survivors. GCADV serves the State of Georgia.

Position Description:Justice for Incarcerated Survivors Project Coordinator
This position will coordinate the Justice for Incarcerated Survivors Project (JFIS), oversee project evaluation and outcome measurement for GCADV programs, oversee the Homicide Database, and conduct policy research as needed. This is a dynamic and exciting position that will be a cornerstone in the development of GCADV’s efforts to address domestic violence (DV) from a myriad of frameworks.

As the coordinator of the JFIS this person will work with the Dept. of Corrections, Board of Pardons and Paroles, and volunteer advocates and attorneys to assist women in Georgia’s prison who are victims of DV to assist those whose victimization played a significant impact on their imprisonment.
This position would also support GCADV’s evaluation activities and is responsible for assisting GCADV staff with project evaluation and monitoring, designing evaluation and data collection tools, collecting and analyzing data, and incorporating data and evaluation findings into project reports and other key GCADV communications. In addition this position would oversee the data collection for the domestic violence homicide database and conduct policy research to help guide GCADV’s public policy agenda.

It would be ideal for the person filling this position to have experience in project oversight, design, and management, the ability to work with populations in and from a wide range of systems and backgrounds, experience in project evaluation and design, and an abundant interest in social justice work.

Georgia Conservation Voters

The Georgia Conservation Voters Education Fund's mission is to mobilize Georgians to advance climate and environmental justice through education, advocacy, and other forms of civic engagement. GCV believes that everyone deserves the right to breathe clean air, drink clean water, eat healthy foods and live in a world free from environmental harm. The GCV Education Fund envisions a future where Georgians and their leaders have changed to place a high priority on building a just, inclusive, sustainable, and resilient state. Since re-launching in 2018, we have been working to advance progress on clean energy and environmental justice and to grow the civic participation of environmentalists. We are focused on mobilizing in communities all throughout Georgia, including the state’s major cities and some rural areas. Our team is made up of four wonderful people that can be found on our website.

Clean Energy For All Fellow-
The Clean Energy for All Fellow will support our Clean Energy Organizer in educating members and customers about the purpose and actions of Electric Membership Co-ops and municipal utilities and supporting them to become active in board elections to advance clean energy and efficiency throughout the state. Alongside our organizers, fellows will support building a sustained organizing and grassroots action effort in priority areas of the state, which include: metro Atlanta, Augusta, Savannah/Brunswick, Albany, and Columbus. All of these areas that have large concentrations of African American and low-income people, people who are burdened by high utility bills, and/or are in close proximity to power infrastructure (i.e. Plant Vogtle near Augusta). This person’s main roles include reaching out to and training younger and more diverse voters of color on environmental issues; This role works closely with community partners, progressive coalitions, and national League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Clean Energy for All partners and staff for a strong program that drives individuals through the full cycle of civic engagement. Key qualifications include 0 - 2 years of experience working on voter registration, political campaigns, community organizing, or labor organizing campaigns; Ability to work independently within the context of a plan; Experience with organizing communities of color; Experience communicating about issues on social media; and using online database and field reporting systems, like EveryAction or the VAN.

Georgia Law Center for the Homeless

Georgia Law Center for the Homeless is a 30+ year old Atlanta agency serving those who are homeless, and at imminent risk of homelessness. The organization seeks to end homelessness with a unique and holistic combination of legal and social work services for the nearly 1,000 clients who come to them every year. Their goals are to increase client income and remove the barriers that are keeping people homeless. Georgia Law Center for the Homeless believes strongly in working closely with clients, often over an extended time period, to help them transform their lives. Clients have gone on to run their own businesses, graduate from college, form non-profits, see their children become Gates Scholars, and otherwise attain the stability that they want for themselves and their families.

A QVS Fellow will have the opportunity to work extensively and directly with homeless and at risk of homelessness clients. Full training and mentoring is provided. From performing initial intake with clients, to assisting with obtaining benefits and advocating on behalf of the client (in the office and in the field), the Fellow will have the opportunity to develop rapport with clients, and create direct and tangible changes in their lives. Every day will bring new challenges and opportunities for service based on the needs of the client. Fellows will work closely with attorneys and other staff to deliver benefits to clients in a holistic manner. Fellows will go and visit other agencies and build collaboration with those agencies. At the end of the year, the Fellow should have a great understanding of the social service network in Atlanta, and have made many contacts. Opportunities may also exist for grant writing if interested.

Georgia WAND

Georgia Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND) is a statewide, women-led, grassroots organization, which strives to educate women, people of color, and the general public and decision makers about the need to reduce militarism and violence and redirect excessive military spending toward unmet human and environmental needs.

Georgia WAND’s Program Areas:
1. To complete a three-year environmental monitoring and outreach program in Burke County, GA and more generally environmental contamination from the nuclear industry, both weapons and energy
2. To increase the civic engagement of women, people of color, and youth in locations affected by the nuclear industry and in locations where Pentagon spending far outweighs resources for public services, such as education and housing
3. To build an educated constituency that connects the dots between extreme levels of military funding and the federal budget.

Georgia WAND co-designs strategies with people in communities who are directly affected by our focus issues; and we follow their leadership. Our constituency spans age, race, geography, and other markers of difference; and we are working to be inclusive of all women of color, transgender women, women throughout the state, working women, and young women. As an organization of action, we raise our voices to speak out against injustice; and we take our passion, knowledge, and experiences to the streets, the classrooms, the boardroom, the capitol steps, the state legislative body, the halls of Congress, and beyond. We support our constituents addressing their concerns by providing issue education, leadership training, and engagement opportunities with different agencies and public officials on budget and policy intervention points; conducting grassroots organizing and civic engagement efforts; and participating in coalition work.

The QVS Fellow will serve as a WAND Program Assistant:

Duties
• Supporting fundraising and programming activities
• Create reports and assist in program research as needed
• Answering phones, fielding calls, acting as a general point of contact for the organization
• Support staff in the drafting of educational materials, communications, program materials and grants
• Provide administrative support including filing, data entry, update membership database
• Calling volunteers, members, and partners
• Assisting with civic engagement work, such as voter registration and Get Out The Vote initiatives
• Supporting lobby days and giving public comments at government hearings
Skills
• Strong interpersonal communication skills
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• General computer skills: Microsoft Word, sending and receiving emails, online research
• Ability to work well with all levels of staff with a positive, solution-oriented approach

*Women, people of color, LGBTQ and immigrant individuals are encouraged to apply.

We are looking for a person with exceptional organizational, administrative, communication and people skills.

Germantown Friends School

Germantown Friends School is dedicated to reaching that of God in every person. Their mission is to seek truth, challenge the intellect, honor differences, embrace the city, and nurture each student’s mind, body and spirit. They are a Friends school, under the care of Germantown Monthly Meeting, founded on the belief that there is that of God in everyone. Together, love and respect for each individual provide the premise for all that we do. We regard education not as training for a particular way of life, but as part of a lifelong process, and as we guide and encourage our students in their personal growth, we try to cultivate and support in them principles that Friends have long considered to have lasting value. Among these are truthfulness, simplicity and self-discipline, the resolution of differences without violence, and respect for diverse heritages and experiences.

Assistant Teacher

The QVS Fellow will take on the responsibilities of a Lower School Assistant Teacher. We expect everyone working in the Lower School to support the mission of our school, including its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and our Quaker identity. Fellows should enjoy engaging with curious, thoughtful children and collaborating with creative and intellectual colleagues. At GFS, to help guide us, students and faculty use the acronym “SPICES” to remember the individual testimonies of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship.

In this role, the QVS Fellow will support students one-on-one in the classroom during learning, lead small group lessons as appropriate, supervise recess and lunch, prepare classroom materials, and fully participate in the school community. Additional duties may include support during arrival, dismissal, and escorting students on campus. The QVS Fellow will participate as an observer in the Quaker Life Committee and the Lower School Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committees, and attend relevant grade-level, division-wide, and all-school meetings as relevant. The hours are 7:30am-3:00pm Monday-Friday; recognizing the Fellow will be involved in immersive QVS training every other Friday. This position is for on-campus instruction and may also involve remote instruction. The QVS fellow will adhere to the tenets of the Social Compact for our Covid-19 safety practices and uphold all protocols for risk mitigation. We welcome QVS fellows who share our enthusiasm for teaching and learning within a collaborative environment that is inspired by our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Summer Program:
The QVS Fellow will continue in this placement through June and July in a supporting role to the GFS Summer Program. Responsibilities may include working with children or otherwise supporting the general summer camp program at Germantown Friends.

Germantown Friends Meeting (Alumni)

Germantown Friends Meeting is a a community of friendly Quakers located in the Northwest section of Philadelphia. Meeting for Worship is the heart of Quakerism and the center of spiritual focus and renewal for the Religious Society of Friends, as we gather together in expectant silence to hear that still small voice of God. Our worship experience nurtures the bonds of community, helps speak to the needs of seekers, and gives rise to our testimonies and actions on peace, justice and other social concerns. We welcome all attenders, friends and neighbors. Most of our members first came to our meeting as visitors; we have always found that the presence of visitors enriches our meeting.

Germantown Friends Meeting seeks a Young Adult Engagement Intern to to support the meeting becoming a place that attracts, welcomes, nurtures and supports young adults in their spiritual development within the community. The intern will work with Germantown MM to create one stand-alone project that can add to the life of the meeting and surrounding community that can be completed within the 11-month time span of the QVS Program. The QVS Alumni Fellow would have a care committee, made up of members from Germantown MM that they would meet with regularly, and will serve on committees that are responsible for outreach and pastoral ministry. We define the young adult community widely, including, but not limited to, young adults residing in proximity of the meeting, participants of QVS Philadelphia, visitors of our meeting, those raised in meeting, and those who attended, worked, or have children attending the meeting’s Friends school.

Global Growers

Global Growers grew out of the tremendous demand among international farmers, many of whom came to Atlanta as refugees of war. These farmers sought to reconnect to their agricultural heritage in their new home. Recognizing this exceptional talent, Global Growers connects local families to land, education, and markets in order to build healthier communities and to strengthen our local economy. Global Growers is committed to cultivating growing spaces and other resources for farmers who are traditionally underserved by mainstream agricultural service providers and community food organizations.

Global Growers started in 2009 as a project of the local nonprofit Refugee Family Services and as of 2013 is an independent 501(c)(3) organization based in Atlanta, GA. Co-founders Susan Pavlin and Robin Chanin broke ground on our first farm site, Umurima - The Burundi Women’s Farm, in 2010 in the city of Decatur, GA. This was accomplished in partnership with a Burundian former agricultural extension agent and a Burundian preacher. Umurima is a women-managed community farm that produces food for the farm families families as well as for local market sales. That same year (2010), strong and deep relationships were built with community leaders in the Clarkston area who were already engaged or interested in pursuing opportunities in food systems in order to develop a network of projects and leaders to provide mutual support.

In 2012, Global Growers added three additional sites to bring nearly 20 acres of land under our management. Altogether, Global Growers manages four farm and garden sites, and supports a network of independently managed community, apartment, and home garden sites in DeKalb County. Since our first season of growing, Global Growers has developed expertise in cooperative marketing systems to increase market access for partner farmers, as well as expertise in agricultural education and technical assistance for farmers from diverse lingual, cultural, and religious backgrounds. Global Growers has trained more than 200 unique food producers and sold nearly half a million dollars worth of produce on behalf of our partner farmers from 2010-2016.

The QVS Fellow will serve as a Farm and Produce Assistant (FPA), and will be supervised by and working closely with the Farm and Produce Manager (FPM) in a variety of ways across Global Growers’ Farm programs. The FPA will bear primary responsibility for preparing produce for delivery to Global Growers’ various market outlets. The FPA will also provide support across farm operations including agriculture, systems management, infrastructure development and site maintenance. The FPA will provide administrative and record-keeping support throughout farm and produce systems.The ideal candidate for this position has formative experience in sustainable agriculture, produce management, and administration. In particular, the candidate has a passion for providing farm and market support for Global Growers’ international partner farmers, an eagerness to work outside during the summer, openness to learning, and strong attention to detail.

Green Central Elementary School

Part of Minneapolis Public Schools, Green Central Park Elementary is located in south Minneapolis and serves Kindergarten-5th grade. At Green, 96% of students receive free and reduced lunches, 61% are English Learners, with a high proportion of Latino and Somali students. Each grade level team consists of 3 classroom teachers, an ESL teacher, a coach, and an assistant. Green is often cited as a model of positive turnaround. Programs include Quality First Time Instruction with Coach Support, Positive Schoolwide Engagement, Family Engagement and Equity.

The QVS Fellow will:

  • Collaborate with the Positive Schoolwide Engagement Committee to envision and plan for a recess time where students experience and learn positive ways of playing and engaging together and learn and apply skills for conflict resolution.
  • Collaborate with the school counselor to create consistent about messaging how and when to use Second Step Problem Solving.
  • Bring opportunities for guided play such as cooperative games to students at recess in Grades PreK - 5
  • Provide conflict resolution during and after recess to students.  
  • Work with counselor to create and implement a system of effective communication between recess staff, classroom teachers and the PSWE team around social situations that need follow up from recess.  
  • Support the afterschool program to provide classes to small groups in areas of his or her interest/skills  (music, arts, cooking, sports or academic support according to his or her interest/skills.)
  • As time and schedule allow, the fellow will be available to provide individual and small group academic interventions to students selected by teachers.

Required Qualifications

  • Belief in students’ capacity to succeed and thrive
  • Good listener
  • Commitment to seeing  all situations through an equity lens
  • Solutions oriented
  • Enjoyment in outside play with youth
  • Ability to be command respect and give direction
  • Experience working with small groups of students from diverse cultures
  • Ability to take direction and learn from experienced teachers and school counselor
  • Ability to ask for support and change approaches in response to learning
  • Find the beauty, joy and humor of being outside with active kids on a cold, snowy, Minnesota day!

Desirable Qualifications

  • Fluency in Spanish or Somali
  • Background working with students Prek – Grade 5
  • Familiarity with conflict resolution strategies
  • Soccer
  • A skill or interest you’d love to share with kids through afterschool activities
Hannah Weir

Hannah Weir (she/her) grew up in Dallas, Texas before moving to Scotland in 2018 to study International Relations and Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews. During her time in St Andrews, Hannah supported climate resiliency initiatives that brought both students and town community members into conversation around how to live sustainably. Hannah led beach clean up projects, clothing swap sessions, and helped to run a food co-operative that connected town residents to local, organic produce. Through these experiences, Hannah developed a passion for community-oriented projects and a faith in the power of people to resist the exploitative, wasteful pitfalls of consumer culture. During her time as a student, Hannah conducted research for The Third Generation Project, a Scottish climate justice think tank. Using the methods she learned as an anthropologist, she investigated the way that storytelling written by migrants about migration tells us something about what home is, and what it means to belong. Driven by curiosity and compassion, Hannah is excited to transition away from a life of theorising in the classroom to a life of engaging with organisations and community groups on the ground., In that capacity, she is looking forward to beginning work as a fellow for the Massachusetts Bail Fund in September.

Headwaters Foundation for Justice

Headwaters Foundation for Justice's mission is to amplify the power of community to advance equity and justice. Our work is:
People-centered. Everything we do has roots in community. People-informed. Trusted volunteers guide our strategies, grantmaking decisions, and fundraising. Power-shared. We use our foundation platform to strengthen social justice movement work.
Advance equity: Our work supports movements and systems change that lead to individual resiliency and community power.
Demand inclusion: People who are most affected by inequity are often left out of decision-making work. We insist on changing that—nationally, regionally, and locally.
Transform power: We grow power through community-led grantmaking, donor education, and leadership development.
Trust in community: A community knows itself best, and its people need to lead the way to collective liberation. Our job is to listen to and support the solutions that will improve life for all Minnesotans.

Headwaters Foundation for Justice (HFJ) was established in 1984 when a group of thoughtful, progressive donors got together. They believed the people who directly experienced society’s injustices were essential to ending them. They used that belief to change philanthropy’s landscape, and created a new grant-making model—one that shifted power away from funders and placed decision-making in the hands of the people. This was the start of an innovative, community-centered, trust-centered model.
Today, HFJ still relies on a community-centered model to guide all of our funding decisions. Our participatory grant-making programs prioritize community organizing that is led by Black People, Indigenous People, and people of color (BIPOC). To date, we have awarded more than $10 million to grassroots organizations across Minnesota. We have 10 staff members and 4 key programs including Community Innovation Grants, Giving Project, Fund of the Sacred Circle, and Support Beyond the Dollars. We serve grass-root community organizing non-profits with a focus on social justice.

The QVS Fellow will serve as a Program Assistant supporting the work of HFJ by; Developing Programming and building relationships with teams; Development, in supporting committee work retreat planning, events support, and maintaining records; Network and Narrative work by supporting the creation of an editorial map for FY19 annual report, produce newsletters, highlighting movement leadership projects, and boosting a social media strategy; and Operations and Administration, providing welcoming support to guests, connecting to donors and tracking their gifts, and managing organizational mail.

HEET

Home Energy Efficiency Team, Inc. (HEET)'s mission is to cut carbon emissions NOW by driving systems change.

HEET is a nimble nonprofit seeking solutions to climate change through research, education, and collective action. We are always seeking to cut more emissions faster for less cost, using methods that can be replicated nationally.

We began in 2008 with energy upgrade work-parties in homes and nonprofit organizations. We taught hands-on skills in diverse communities that people could use to lower their energy bills and emissions. Our work in nonprofits also enabled them to save money so they could deliver more critical services to their communities.

In the last few years we have shifted our focus to methane emissions because of their disproportionate climate impacts. Our approach is “triage and transition”: find and fix the worst gas leaks, and help communities make an equitable transition from gas to renewable energy. Seeking an equitable way to transition off gas, we spoke with many stakeholders and came up with the GeoMicroDistrict, a network of shared geothermal wells in current gas right-of-ways that can provide renewable heating and cooling to whole neighborhoods.

HEET is small but mighty. We have grown from 2 staff to 5, and with the help of seasonal interns and dedicated volunteers, we are having a large impact.

Education and Outreach Fellow-
You will be part of HEET’s Energy Shift program, with the goal of transitioning our region from natural gas to renewable thermal energy.

Working closely with HEET’s Co-Executive Director Zeyneb Magavi, you will attend meetings with stakeholders (legislators, municipalities, academics, community groups, unions, etc.), help coordinate a busy schedule, respond to email inquiries, and assist with writing, editing, and presentations. As a leader in Mothers Out Front, HEET and the Gas Leak Allies, Zeyneb is at the center of innovative and fast-moving changes in Massachusetts, offering you a front seat in how political change happens.

Another important part of your work will be planning, promoting, and hosting Taste the Future parties. These events bring neighbors together to learn about the transition off fossil fuels and see an induction cooktop in action. One of the barriers to people switching to greenable electricity is their attachment to their gas stoves. Taste the Future parties demonstrate induction as faster, safer and more precise than gas. This work involves outreach, community organizing, and community based education. After a period of training, you will be the lead staff person on the Taste the Future project.

HEET’s hours and work are flexible, and you will be exposed to a variety of work styles and venues. We hope to find a Fellow who is adaptable, comfortable working independently, and interested in being part of a collaborative, learning organization. Interest or experience in environmental science, policy, sociology, or engineering is excellent but not required.

 

Historic Fair Hill

Historic Fair Hill's mission is to preserve our historic Quaker burial ground, and assure that its history and the ideals of the people interred there continue to speak to the world, and act as a collaborative partner in the revitalization of the Fairhill community.

Historic Fair Hill was founded in 1994 to restore the 4.5 acre burial ground of Lucretia and James Mott, Robert and Harriet Purvis and other abolitionists and early women's rights activists and to carry forward their work for justice and equality. For the next 27 years it has expanded its program to serve families in the neighborhood in public schools, gardens, and community events.

Program Fellow

Our program supports gardening, school partnership, and community initiatives. The program fellow will assist in a variety of tasks related to these areas. These include: working to re-open school libraries, leading field trips, helping develop participation in community gardens, co-planning and facilitating community gatherings, helping to deepen education program with attention to equity work., assist with various administrative tasks.

Impact NW

Impact NW's mission is to help people prosper through a community of support. By working with schools, businesses, faith communities, community-based organizations and governmental agencies, we create a safety net and springboard for community members to improve their quality of life and achieve independence. Impact NW implements innovative programs that respond to our community’s specific needs, connecting clients with tools and resources that empower them to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty and transition into financial independence. Impact NW serves 36,000+ residents annually in Multnomah, Clark, Washington and Clackamas Counties and parts of Washington State, including children, families, seniors, and adults with disabilities.

The QVS Fellow will be serving as the AKA Science Program Specialist. They will expand and enhance the operation of an after school science program for diverse elementary school youth. The Program Specialist will teach a hands-on science curriculum to students and support program development by reaching out to new sites, assessing and updating curriculum and supplies, coordinating volunteers and leveraging supply donations.

Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia

In order to promote social harmony and inter-religious understanding,  Interfaith Philadelphia equips individuals and communities for interfaith engagement, builds collaborative relationships, and stands in solidarity with our diverse neighbors.

Since our founding in 2004, Interfaith Philadelphia has challenged the region's citizens to dare to understand one another. Our bold vision is to have our region reflect the vibrancy of a religiously diverse democracy, one in which all people are valued, distinctive traditions are welcomed, and people of diverse backgrounds collaborate to shape a just and compassionate society.

Community Fellows Program: Interfaith Philadelphia is seeking a Community Programs Fellow who is passionate about grassroots interfaith relations work and has excellent communications skills. The Fellow will work in collaboration with a diverse team of Interfaith Philadelphia staff and volunteers to carry out agency programs and initiatives. All Interfaith Philadelphia programs are intended to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge for interfaith engagement, build relationships of trust and solidarity, and promote interfaith understanding in the public sphere. Specific projects will be determined based on the fellow's skills and interests, as well as Interfaith Philadelphia's most pressing needs. These may include: (a) Coordinating, co-leading, and evaluating community events, educational programs and training workshops such as our Interfaith Ally / Bystander Intervention Workshop, a speaker series, and/or a neighborhood-based series of congregational open houses; (b) Planning, organizing, and facilitating an Interfaith Encounters Alternative Break for college students - or similar programs for high school students, (c) Coordinating, recruiting, and participating in our annual Bike Ride for Understanding and/or other community fundraising events and projects, (d) Assisting with the Interfaith Center's communications: website, social media, print materials, technology, and Passport to Understanding opportunities and resources, (f) Supporting our Zones of Peace initiative by Interviewing and recognizing nonprofits and congregations in our region doing peace-building work … and other diverse opportunities for building skills, community, and interfaith engagement.

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

(IPPNW) is a non-partisan federation of national medical organizations in 66 countries, representing tens of thousands of doctors, medical students, other health workers, and concerned citizens who share the common goal of creating a more peaceful and secure world freed from the threat of nuclear annihilation.

IPPNW was founded in 1980 by physicians from the United States and Soviet Union sharing a commitment to prevent nuclear war. Citing the first principal of medicine — doctors must prevent what they cannot treat — physicians from around the world came together to explain the medical facts about nuclear war to policy makers and to the public, and to advocate for the elimination of nuclear weapons from the world’s arsenals. IPPNW received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. Although the Cold War ended with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the US and Russia retained thousands of nuclear weapons ready to launch at a moment’s notice. Studies now show that a limited nuclear war using a fraction of the world’s nuclear weapons would damage the Earth’s ecosystems and could result in the starvation of as many as two billion people in a “nuclear famine.”

Nuclear Abolition Program Assistant for International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) is looking for a self-motivated, skilled individual to assist in outreach to medical professionals, allied groups, and individuals in sixty-six nations in support of the UN Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), which passed on July 7, 2017. IPPNW, through its doctors and allies, will be working to educate policy makers and the public about the catastrophic consequences of nuclear war and secure the signature and ratification of fifty nations worldwide to bring the treaty into force.

The Nuclear Abolition Program Assistant, under the supervision of the Nuclear Program Director, will be in direct communication with chapter leaders, student leaders, and other activists from around the world, working together on this critical project. The position will involve some routine office work in addition to arranging logistics for conferences on the medical effects of nuclear war and meetings between advocates and government officials. The Fellow working with IPPNW will also work with Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility in planning a fundraising and speaking event in the fall. This job may involve foreign travel.

We seek someone who believes deeply in the cause of nuclear weapons abolition. Skills in graphic design, using social media in advocacy, promotional writing, and having facility in more than one language, would be very helpful but not essential.

Jenna Thompson

Jenna grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas and graduated from Duke University in 2020 (on their couch at home). She then spent a little over a year living at Camphill Village Minnesota, a farm and intentional community of around 50 people. Most recently Jenna has been an au pair in Berlin, Germany, and she enjoys swimming in lakes, reading in parks, and going on long walks around the city. Jenna is looking forward to returning to community life, exploring Quaker spirituality, and serving with New Avenues for Youth in Portland this year.

JUNTOS

JUNTOS is a community-led, Latinx immigrant organization in South Philadelphia fighting for our human rights as workers, parents, youth, and immigrants. We believe that every human being has the right to a quality education and the freedom to live with dignity regardless of immigration status.

Juntos combines leadership development, community organizing, and focused collaborations with other community-based and advocacy organizations to build the power of our community members so they may be active agents of change and work against their own oppression. Juntos started in September 2002 as a volunteer project involving female clients of Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR) who were looking for more diverse and full services to suit their needs. During its first year of operation, Juntos was housed in space donated by St. Thomas Aquinas Church at 18th and Morris Streets. In January 2004, we were able to open our own office, the first Latinx community center in South Philadelphia, called la Casa de los Soles.

Development Assistant & Volunteer Coordinator:

Kate McHale

Kate McHale (she/her) is from Rockville, Maryland and graduated from Scripps College in Claremont, California with a Bachelor's degree in History and a minor in Classics. At Scripps, she was a member of the Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company and worked in the Ella Strong Denison Library as well as the Pomona College Department of Theater and Dance's Costume Shop. Working with rare materials in Denison Library grew her love for historical research, libraries, and making materials accessible to a wide audience, and Kate hopes to eventually attend a graduate program in Library Science. She loves to knit, crochet, sew, read, and dance. She grew up attending Sandy Spring Friends Meeting and Baltimore Yearly Meeting's youth programs, including attending and then working at Opequon Quaker Camp, which initiated her passion for working with young people. Kate is thrilled to be working with Historic Fair Hill and their projects with school libraries, community gardens, and other community-building initiatives.

L’Arche Atlanta

L’Arche Atlanta brings together people with and without intellectual disabilities to share life in faith community. Our mission is to make known the gifts of people with intellectual disabilities, revealed through mutually transforming relationships. L’Arche has a rich 50 year history in the world. Originally founded in France in 1964, L’Arche has expanded to approximately 140 communities in 37 countries. L’Arche was founded in Atlanta in 2012. The house in Atlanta is comprised of three core members (people with disabilities) live with three live-in assistants. L’Arche also serves approximately 125 people of all abilities through community social events that occur every other month.

Position Description: Live-out Community Support Professional
L’Arche provides ample training and support in the role a QVS Fellow will fill, which would be to provide direct care support for the core members of the community. They will assist in daily living tasks and activities including meal preparation, medication administration, transportation, grocery shopping, behavioral support implementation, and other care-related activities. Along with support from L’Arche staff, there will be opportunity for research around racial, religious, and socio-economic diversity as it relates to disability studies and funding. The QVS Fellow can expect to be a part of a larger conversation and experience of community, compassion, and gifts that each person brings.

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L’Arche Portland

L’Arche Portland is a faith-based organization in which people with and without intellectual disabilities create home and build community together. The focus of life in L’Arche is creating home with adults with disabilities, rather than just providing services to them. L’Arche believes in the power of relationship in community to transform lives and bring real home and genuine love to those whose deepest suffering is not their disability, but their experience of isolation and loneliness. L’Arche is a leader in demonstrating to Oregonians the quality care and companionship that is possible. It distinguishes itself by caring about people, rather than caring for people. L’Arche imparts to the broader community its vision of the unique value of every person, our need for one another, and the transforming power of mutual relationships.

Networking Coordinator-
During the first three months of orientation, QVS Fellows can expend to spent up to 70% of their time learning caregiving tasks with the support of the Live-in Assistant (caregiver) team. The rest of their time will be evenly split between relationship building with members of our communities (both based in the homes and at L'[email protected] gatherings), and researching socializing opportunities in the Portland area that reflect current interests. Once orientation is completed, the QVS fellow will work with house teams and gathering circles to create a schedule of ways for people to connect and build friendships in 1-1 or small group settings. This brainstorming will need to account for home-based ways to connect, community-based activities, and even ways to connect long-distance.

However, the particular emphasis of this role will be bridging social activities across our new Westside L'Arche community, and our more established Eastside community. It can involve events that bridge relationships between our homes on the Eastside. In addition to the Site Supervisor, the QVS fellow will work directly with the Community Coordinators to learn about community traditions, celebrations, and events. The QVS fellow will work with the Outreach Coordinator to organize a way to share any scheduled activities that have an open invitation, and expand upon existing community partnerships with local businesses. The QVS fellow will be supported by the Care Coordinator and House Coordinators to learn care routines and discuss possible accommodations to ensure all core members are able to participate in activities as desired.

Let’s Get Moving

Community HealthCorps members serving with EBNHC’s Let’s Get Movin’ (LGM) program have a unique opportunity to work on the front lines of an urgent public health issue: childhood obesity. Members work directly with pediatric patients and their families to promote a healthy lifestyle through regular physical activity and proper nutrition. AmeriCorps members’ primary responsibility is to coach an after school program for 8-14 year olds, which focuses on improving physical fitness and muscle strength, increasing children’s confidence in sports, learning about healthy eating, and training to finish LGM’s end-of-the-year 5K.

In addition to the after school program, members work to involve families and the community in other LGM programming, and play an instrumental role in delivering these programs. LGM offers Parent Program nutrition and cooking classes, family fitness groups, physical activity case management, field trips, youth mentoring, and nutrition education in local schools. Several members are also involved in the management of LGM’s food access programs, which include the East Boston Farmers Market, East Boston CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), and the EBNHC Wellness Garden.

LGM coaches serve as important role models in the community, and are instrumental in inspiring and encouraging positive lifestyle changes in one of the EBNHC’s most vulnerable patient populations.

Lutheran Settlement House (LSH)

Established in 1902, Lutheran Settlement House (LSH) is a non-profit, community-based organization committed to serving vulnerable children, adults, and families living in Philadelphia. Over the past century, the programs and services offered by LSH have changed in response to the evolving needs of the community. However, the core mission of Lutheran Settlement House -“to empower individuals, families, and communities to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through an integrated program of social, educational, and advocacy services”- has remained constant.

The QVS Fellow will be serving as a Resident Advisor and Program Assistant. They will be responsible for: assisting new residents in completing the intake packet, helping residents understand the culture, structure, and expectation of the shelter. The QVS Fellow will work alongside staff and residents to support resident activities in order to create a safe, strong, and positive community. The Fellow will also be responsible for tracking certain activities to ensure safety and order, and will be a key part in helping the program.

Zara Shah

Zafreen Zara Shah (she/her) is from Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is a recent graduate from Earlham College, where she majored in Economics and minored in Chinese Studies and Languages. During her time at Earlham, Zara acted as the editor-in-chief of the student-led news publication, The Earlham Word, and was a member of the Earlham Student Government’s biennial Constitutional Review Committee. She also participated in events led by Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine, Chinese lunar new year festivals, the Earlham Epic Grand Challenge, and Interfaith events. These experiences instilled a fierce passion for social justice, which she now hopes to combine with her interests in developmental/environmental Economics. In her free time, Zara reads voraciously, enjoys exploring foreign cuisines and cinema, learning more about photography, or plans a spontaneous trip with friends. Zara is excited to work with ACHIEVEability and learn more about how disparities in generational incomes and urban resources often impact the lives of racial minorities. She is equally as thrilled to learn about Quaker spirituality and explore the city of Philadelphia!

Maggie Lind

Having grown up in the Philly 'burbs, Maggie Lind (she/her) is thrilled to be moving into her city for the first time with QVS! Before college, Maggie attended Friends schools in both South Jersey and Pennsylvania, and is hoping to return to her educational and spiritual Quaker roots during her service year. Maggie graduated from Wesleyan University this May with a degree in Anthropology, where she wrote her senior thesis on her town's anxiety about invasion during the year she attended college from home, as told through their suburban experience with Spotted Lanternflies. At Wesleyan, Maggie was an abortion doula in the Wesleyan Doula Project and a farmer at Long Lane Farm, Wesleyan’s student run community farm. Both organizations taught her about the advocacy and equity work that can come from within communities and outside of structural violence. In her free time, Maggie enjoys making rugs and hanging out with dogs. This year, she is excited to continue her journey to serve in community at ACHEIVEability!

Máire Moriarty

Máire Moriarty (she/her) lives in Wilmington, DE with her partner and cat. Máire, whose name rhymes with starry, always had an interest in Quakerism through her connection to the faith via her maternal grandparents. She became a member of Germantown Monthly Meeting after her year in Quaker Voluntary Service in 2014. She currently serves as the Board Treasurer for Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT).

Massachusetts Bail Fund

The Massachusetts Bail Fund (MBF) is a nonprofit, abolitionist organization with a short-term goal of paying bail for people in Massachusetts who are incarcerated and/or being held in pre-trial detention. MBF's long-term goal is to assist in the movement and completion of abolishing jails, prisons, policing, and supervision which reproduces racism, gender oppression and queer antagonism, ableism, xenophobia, ageism, and religious oppression. MBF envisions a world without prisons, policing, and other institutional forces of harm, exploitation, and marginalization. Part of this vision involves centralizing the leadership of, and amplifying the voices of, those who have been directly and most heavily impacted by the carceral system. MBF was founded in 2011 as a small group of activists following the Occupy Boston movement who posted bail for folks in Suffolk County up, which then grew over the next several years to be comprised of approximately 30 consistent volunteers and a board of directors by 2016. MBF gained community-based and financial momentum in the next three years after extensive networking and political education campaigns (i.e., when the organization was posting bail statewide in thirteen counties), and again in 2020 following the murder of George Floyd and the acceleration of the Black Lives Matter movement. MBF is now comprised of four staff (i.e., executive director, two bail organizers, bookkeeper), approximately 25 volunteers in a rotation, and a board of directors (i.e., six individuals). MBF posts bail up to $1,000 for an individual without regard to the nature of their case or prior legal involvement as it is a non-judgmental bail fund.

Fellow Position Description: Mass Bail Fund Fellow

MBF’s operational structure is evolving in a direction of having leadership and decision-making are centralized in people with direct experience with the carceral system. The Fellow will not be working directly with clients (i.e., formerly incarcerated people), but must consider the reality of the disproportionate treatment of those impacted by the judicial and carceral systems, including people of Color as well as genderqueer and gender-nonconforming people, and disabled people. The Fellow will get to meet, work with, and build rapport with staff impacted by this system and with community partners. They will get to contribute to the team’s vision through building avenues to more effective recordkeeping, reporting, and material development for political and community education campaigns. This will require strong writing and verbal skills, experience with Google suite, a passion for advocating for social justice, and adaptability to new responsibilities, all with the support of the MBF team. They will also assist in contributing to the creation of sustainable practices within MBF’s operations. The Fellow will have an opportunity to make a tremendous difference in the efficiency of freeing people from incarceration so that those people may fight their cases and have access to the resources they need in a supportive environment.

Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN)

Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN)'s role as a facilitator of municipal-level action is unique among Massachusetts environmental groups. We empower our local chapters by enhancing communication, promoting town-level projects that improve communities, decreasing climate change-causing pollution, and reducing development time for those projects. MCAN speaks on behalf of all chapters to improve Massachusetts energy and climate policies and programs.

We:
- Support local MCAN chapters to implement change at the municipal level. Municipalities have been the most active level of government to fight climate change on a worldwide basis.
- Advocate at the state and regional level for policies and programs that will benefit municipalities and their citizens.
- Facilitate peer learning and tool-sharing to effectively replicate successful programs from one municipality to the next.
- Work with partner organizations, including neighborhood and faith associations and affinity groups, to help them take action on climate change.

Founded in 2000, MCAN has more than 40 chapters across MA, supported by one full time staffer (the Executive Director), paid interns, an active board, and numerous volunteers. Since our founding, we have helped our chapters accomplish local work ranging from climate action plans and greenhouse gas inventories to running solar buying programs and implementing energy efficiency in public buildings. At the state level, we have successfully advocated for passage and implementation of laws to help cities and towns do good work on climate, such as the green communities act and last year’s innovative clean energy bill.

Position Description- Local Clean Energy Organizing Fellow
MCAN facilitates a learning network of over 50 chapters, representing over 100 communities in Massachusetts. We help our chapters implement climate solutions on the local level, while giving them a voice on the statewide level on clean energy programs and policies. We are seeking a Fellow that will help make our program work possible by maintaining and strengthening relationships with our local chapters, from coaching them on community-wide campaigns to connecting them to resources and tools. Chapters and local groups need coaching and mentoring to help build their teams, make choices about what to pursue first, and think through how they will get it done. The Fellow would help these folks do all of those things, and therefore help towns and teams move from start to finish on projects and policies.

As a member of a statewide coalition of environmental leaders, MCAN's work is strengthened by our collaboration with our climate action, grassroots, and environmental justice partners. The 2021-2022 Fellow will have the chance to represent MCAN at community events, lobbying opportunities, and convenings with our state and local partners.

We are seeking a Fellow who is responsible, detail-oriented, and passionate about climate activism and community organizing. Because we are a small non-profit, our Fellow plays a vital role in facilitating and overseeing the campaign work of the organization; therefore we are looking for someone who is comfortable in leadership roles, eager to learn and ask questions, and energized by working in a collaborative environment.

Massachusetts Sierra Club

Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, The Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization -- with three million members and supporters across all 50 states. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, we've made history by leading the charge to move away from the dirty fossil fuels that cause climate disruption and toward a clean energy economy.

Founded in 1970, the Massachusetts Chapter is committed to moving the Commonwealth toward a renewable energy economy and clean, healthy environment for all people. Previous campaigns include the creation of the Waterfront Park on Boston Harbor and the fight to expand the Bottle Bill. More recently, we played a large role in organizing the Boston People’s Climate March and, in 2017, held over two dozen environmental activist trainings across the state.

We currently have five full-time (and one part-time) staff. Although our office is located in Boston, we work statewide to organize our roughly 100,000 members and supporters and countless ally organizations around issues relating to the environment, public health, clean energy, and climate justice.

Climate Leadership Fellow: The QVS Fellow will primarily responsible for supporting Sierra Club’s Massachusetts Climate Leadership project. Duties may include the following:
• Assisting with and helping to organize events (trainings, panel discussions, summits) around local clean energy and environmental issues
• Preparing email blasts to publicize local events
• Researching local initiatives and writing articles, blog posts, letters, and brief policy documents
• Preparing project deliverables, including flyers and social media posts
• Work with colleagues to track status of local actions in key cities and towns across the state
• Occasional administrative tasks (phone calling and data entry) as needed

The QVS Fellow will work closely with MA Sierra Club staff and volunteers. Volunteers come from wide variety of backgrounds and age groups. Fellow may also serve as a point of contact for some local leaders.

Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA)

Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA) uses nutrition to improve health for people with serious illnesses who need nourishment to heal. By providing medically tailored meals and nutrition education, we empower people to improve their health and quality of life.

MANNA has been serving our vulnerable neighbors for more than 31 years. Founded by a small group of individuals comforting their neighbors suffering from HIV/AIDS, MANNA is now a leading provider of medical nutrition services in the Greater Philadelphia area, and a prominent advocate for the Food is Medicine movement nationwide. Deeply embedded in the local health community, we provide comprehensive medical nutrition to people facing life-threatening illnesses regardless of diagnosis. MANNA is medical nutrition powerhouse, delivering more than 1.5 million meals to over 5,100 people annually in the Greater Philadelphia area.

In the last year we helped to treat as many as 100 different diagnoses, with the most common being cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and renal disease. MANNA’s eligibility criteria focus on the intersection of critical illness with an acute, or serious, nutritional need. Our two-pronged approach combines medically tailored meals with professional nutrition counseling services to help individuals facing critical diseases better understand their dietary needs and maintain healthy habits once they leave our program.

Backed by evidence-based practices, we are dedicated to responding to ever-changing needs and adapting to better solutions for our clients. MANNA has a long history serving the Greater Philadelphia community, and while our mission has deepened and expanded, we have never lost our core identity of neighbors nourishing neighbors.

Fellow Position: Development Fellow

The Development Fellow will assist with the innerworkings of the fundraising and development department – a critical role within any nonprofit organization. This position will balance clerical and administrative duties with special projects to further MANNA’s mission of providing medically tailored nutrition to people with serious illnesses. In addition, the Fellow will have the opportunity to engage in MANNA’s direct services by helping to prepare and deliver meals to our clients.

The development department is made up of six employees responsible for events, communications, fundraising, grants, institutional gifts, and sponsorships respectively. This position will report to the Institutional Relations Manager and primarily support work in the grants, institutional gifts, and individual giving areas, but will also support work with events, communications and sponsorships based on interest and need.

Activities for this position include, but are not limited to: grant writing; research; project management; content creation; calendar maintenance; and relationship building as well as gift processing and database management. Qualifications include basic computer skills in a Microsoft Office environment, and strong writing and communication skills as well as the ability to work independently with strong attention to detail. In addition, interest in nutrition, food justice, and healthcare is important.

Metrowest Worker Center-Casa

Metrowest Worker Center-Casa is an immigrant worker-led organization based in the MetroWest area of Boston, Massachusetts, which organizes to defend and expand the labor, civil, and human rights of all workers. The organization is purposely multilingual and multiracial, and works to unite communities that unscrupulous employers seek to divide. They combine direct action and legal strategies to combat wage theft, allowing the Metrowest Worker Center to recover millions of dollars in unpaid wages, while building worker power. They support and organize injured workers to rebuild their lives and develop their leadership in their community. They assist workers to fight workplace sexual harassment and racial profiling. Allies participate in organizing communities of privilege to support immigrant-led campaigns, fundraise, take action against unjust laws and policies, and dismantle racism and xenophobia in their own communities.

The QVS Fellow will assist with Metrowest Worker Center-CASA’s (MWC-CASA) coordination of health care delivery to injured immigrant workers; outreach to faith community allies in building support of MWC-CASA and other immigrant worker centers in the region; support wage theft campaigns and legislative campaigns; and general support of the functioning of a small organization. The project offers the opportunity to engage extensively with MWC immigrant membership, as well as participate in public outreach. Precise job description will be defined jointly with project coordinator, taking into account the Fellow’s language abilities, skills & interests. Additional language skills, Spanish and/or Portuguese, a plus.

Here is a video of "A Day in the Life of a QVS Fellow" featuring Cristina Eraso working at Metrowest Worker Center.

Mickey Alford

Mickey (he/they) is a recent graduate from St. Olaf College, having completed a double major in Art History and French. Interested in art, social justice, and community organizing, he is excited to be a part of QVS, and to learn as much as he can! Originally from Austin, TX, Mickey is a fan of sunny days and swimming in any body of water they can find. In their free time, Mickey enjoys dancing with their friends, eating fresh fruit, listening to Beastie Boys, and reading horror novels. He is also a very enthusiastic hockey fan - ask him about the Philadelphia Flyers! He is over the moon about his placement with QVS, and is honored to be working with Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility this upcoming year.

Minnesota State Horticultural Society

The Minnesota State Horticultural Society’s mission is to grow cold-climate gardeners through education, encouragement and community. We help society members and program participants learn how to grow plants in our challenging northern climate and positively impact the environment. We help grow gardeners by sharing resources, tools and inspiration through our website, webinars, classes, educational displays and our award-winning Northern Gardener magazine. We cultivate community through our two signature community outreach programs. Minnesota Green promotes grassroots efforts to revitalize and beautify public space gardens and helps connect neighbors through a shared interest in growing fresh, healthy food. Garden-in-a-Box brings vegetable garden kits to underserved children and adults, giving our newest gardeners the chance to experience the benefits and joy of gardening. Other plans looking forward include increasing our resources on greening and sustainability, expanding community outreach efforts and strengthening our organizational capacity to serve our diverse constituents.

Fellow Position: Community Outreach and Education Associate

This position offers the chance to develop a strong understanding of two foundation stones of any community service and non-profit agency: marketing (outreach) and educational programming. The fellow will work closely with the Communications and Marketing Director and the Outreach & Education Director to grow our reach and impact in the community through activities including:

Education - help run our first annual Film Festival, help design/run/archive webinars and in-person classes, research event venues, help run special events

Outreach - update, track and distribute marketing materials and membership/donation appeals; execute magazine mailing; analyze results of marketing efforts; promote membership at State Fair and external shows; maintain and add content to online Resource Hub

Ideal candidates will be passionate about community service, detail-oriented, and love working with the diverse populations who are current or prospective members as we work together to diversify our organization's membership and programming. The should appreciate and be motivated by how horticulture intersects with key societal issues such as food security, racial injustice, and climate change.

Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light

Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light is an interfaith community co-creating a just and sustainable world. We work in partnership with faith communities to build transformative power and bring the lights of people’s unique gifts to addressing the climate crisis. At MNIPL we work to build the interfaith climate movement in Minnesota by empowering faith communities across the state to take action that is authentic, effective, and energizing in their context.

Since our founding in 2004, we have mobilized interfaith support for landmark legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Minnesota, educated hundreds of thousands of congregants, and worked with every major religious denomination in the state. We provide faith communities with the resources to powerfully show up in the growing climate movement by engaging in actions that are authentic, energizing, and effective. We do this in two ways: leadership development programs and action opportunities that provide tangible ways to make an impact. We believe that it’s not enough to offer people opportunities to take action on the issues they care about. Instead, we believe leadership development and organizing training empower individuals to build a movement capable of creating a just and livable climate for the human and more than human world. We are a staff of 10, reaching 5,000 people across the state and working with more than 200 faith communities.

Fellow Position: Environmental Justice Organizer
This Fellow will serve the organization by supporting the efforts of two volunteer teams, the Policy Team and the Just Solar Team. Using the New Organizing Institute framework for defining strategy and tasks they will help to keep team members in the loop and help to implement work plans that are cooperatively generated. They will assist these teams by conducting basic research through environmental justice and economic development mapping programs. They will work with the Just Solar Coordinator, working to build relationships and promote environmental justice to audiences across Minnesota. This will involve conducting one to one meetings with interested volunteers and potential partners, tabling at outreach events, giving short presentations, and helping to keep others in the loop about their network building success. This Fellow will be given basic organizing training through our Be the Spark training. The Fellow will work with communities best suited to their background and interests. Our Just Solar Coalition works consistently with communities of color and we would love to hire a Fellow who is comfortable building relationships and helping to promote programming within diverse faith communities, including mosques. The Fellow should be an outgoing and very organized who is ready to be both accountable and flexible. If there is a specific interest in youth, opportunities to assist with our All In the Circle camps in the summer are available.

Molly Conover

Molly recently graduated from Middlebury College where she studied Environmental Policy, Spanish, and Art History. While living in Vermont she fell in love with the Green Mountains and spent her free time hiking, skiing, and watching sunsets– and some sunrises. She grew up in Evanston, Illinois where she attended Evanston Friends Meeting and spent childhood summers at Catoctin Quaker Camp in Thurmont, Maryland. At Middlebury she served as the president of the Quaker student organization for two years, worked as a student employee at the Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, and organized interfaith gatherings with other student spiritual leaders. She is interested in food systems, community building, spiritual practices from all traditions, and embodied knowledges; and how all of those can and will intersect as we work towards a future where all beings can thrive in the context of a changing climate. Molly is excited for her next phase of learning, growing, and connecting during the upcoming year in a city that is totally new to her. She is looking forward to the impactful work she will be doing with the Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center.

Nationalities Service Center (NSC)

Nationalities Service Center (NSC) is Philadelphia’s leading immigrant and refugee service organization empowering individuals to build a self-sustaining and dignified future. The Nationalities Service Center (NSC), believes that immigrants and refugees are a critical part of the fabric of life in the United States, and it is our vision that all immigrants and refugees achieve a life of dignity, safety, stability, sustainable opportunities and meaningful connections to their communities. To this end, NSC provides comprehensive services to immigrants and refugees, including legal protections, community integration, access to health and wellness services, and opportunities to achieve English language proficiency. Their dedicated staff are committed to ensuring that each of our clients receives high-quality holistic care and work together to refer clients to internal and external services based on the individual’s needs. Today, NSC serves 5,000 immigrants and refugees each year from over 100 countries around the world. They are the largest non-sectarian organization in the Greater Philadelphia area which provides comprehensive services in the areas of language access and proficiency, legal protections and remedies, community transition and integration, access to health and wellness, and job readiness training to immigrants and refugees.

Northeast Service Hub Outreach Specialist:
The Northeast Service Hub Outreach Specialist will serve in our new satellite office in Northeast Philadelphia. The Specialist will conduct outreach, support clients through intakes, and resources and referral services, and provide administrative support. The NE Service Hub is a new concept model with NSC co-locating with several other service agencies (Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network, Feast of Justice, Mural Arts and Jewish Family and Community Services). The goal is to provide a diverse group of services in a newly launched hub in the heart of Northeast Philadelphia. The Northeast is one of the city’s most diverse neighborhoods with over 30% of residents born outside the US. 29.9% of neighborhood residents are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 22%. In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken was Spanish. 17.5% of the overall population of are native Spanish speakers. 3.35% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 1.4% speak Arabic, the next two most common languages. Households in the area have a median annual income of $43,537, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the United States. The Service Hub will provide food access, health and mental health services, immigration services, English classes and much more. The Outreach Specialist will play an integral role in supporting service delivery, organizing community events and conducting outreach and awareness raising of the new site. We are seeking a dynamic, outgoing member interested in piloting this important role within this new and exciting project. Perfect for someone interested in community organizing among diverse communities and constituencies.

Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts

Neighbor to Neighbor MassachusettsWe are the New Majority: people of color, immigrants, women and the working class on a path to liberation. Our statewide membership organizes to put people and planet before profit. In an era of income inequality, environmental degradation and racism, our chapters build power to confront this triple crisis in Massachusetts. We fill the ballot with our votes. We fill the streets with our voices. We seed the new alternatives that put power and decision-making in our hands. We are certain that a new world is possible and that we are the ones to build it.

N2N's organizing model is broad and deep. In the broad, we cast as wide a net as possible through door knocking and public events. From there, we start the process of going deeper through one on ones and inviting potential members with leadership potential to chapter meetings where they engage more directly in in-house and external leadership development training.

 

QVS Fellow Position: Community Organizing Fellow

The Organizing Fellow will work on the ground with organizers and community leaders in Lynn and use digital organizing tools to amplify Neighbor to Neighbor’s work statewide.

  • Community Organizing in Lynn: Work hand in hand with Lynn Community Organizer and chapter members on the following:
    • Recruiting new members and engaging residents in campaign tactics through canvassing in primarily Black and brown, immigrant, and white working-class communities.
    • Carrying out tactics for voter engagement, statewide legislative and local campaigns at the intersection of housing and climate justice.
    • Co-planning, facilitating and preparing members to lead bi-weekly chapter decision-making meetings.
    • Co-organizing public events and conducting one-on-one meetings.
    • Strategizing effective ways to build membership, conduct political education, and carry local campaigns to victory.
    • If Spanish fluency: Particular emphasis on engaging the Latinx community in the work.
  • Communications in Boston (or Remote): Work hand in hand with N2N Communications & Digital Coordinator on the following:
    • Build a comprehensive statewide media list with special attention to chapter cities.
    • Run the N2N Twitter account, growing our base and engaging with supporters.
    • Attend events to take photos, video, livestream, etc.
    • Participate in efforts to recruit and mobilize supporters online.

Qualifications:

  • Fluency in Spanish (desired).
  • Demonstrated passion for social, economic and environmental justice.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the struggles low-income communities of color face. Political analysis of root causes of injustice and oppression and/or personal experience with the issues N2N organizes around preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to building unity in a multi-racial community.
Neighborhood Network for Seniors

The mission of the Neighborhood Network for Seniors is to enable our older neighbors to live as independently as possible in their own homes by providing volunteer support and affordable, in-home services when needed. The Merriam Park Living At Home - Block Nurse Program (LAH/BNP) was incorporated in November of 1991. The program has since expanded to include all of the Union Park and Summit-University District Councils, as well as the northern half of Macalester-Groveland, hence changing our public name to Neighborhood Network for Seniors (NNfS).

Our first Program Director, who was a nurse, was hired in February of 1992. Permanent office space was obtained at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and services to seniors began being provided in early spring of 1992. In November of 1994, a new Program Director was hired to work hand-in-hand with the Block Nurse. Fundraising efforts have allowed the Merriam Park LAH-BNP to offer nursing services on a sliding scale fee basis to ensure that seniors who do not qualify for county or state assistance can afford the home care they need. The staffing model used by the Merriam Park LAH-BNP stresses the importance of providing professional in-home nursing services partnered with community and volunteer support.

Volunteer and Outreach Assistant: As our organization has expanded over the past few years, serving more seniors in a broader area, our organization is at a crucial developmental stage to grow to the next level, and this position will enable us to improve the lives of seniors and their families in more homes. The QVS Fellow will work directly with individuals 62+ and older and their friends, families, and neighbors, as well as cooperate with other similar service organizations in St. Paul with whom we work with on programs, services and events.

This position will support the volunteer and outreach programs of our organization. This work is will encompass:
1) Volunteer recruitment.
2) Conduct orientation, training, and continuing education for all volunteers.
3) Assist Volunteer Coordinator with the scheduling and placement of volunteers.
4) Evaluate volunteer performances in collaboration with the Coordinator.
5) Make home visits to older residents and their families to assist Outreach Nurse to identify needs and determine appropriate use of volunteers and other support services when appropriate.
6) Assist in planning and hosting outreach and education events in the community.
7) Complete additional duties as needed.

New Avenues for Youth

New Avenues for Youth is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and intervention of youth homelessness. Since 1997, our programs and services have impacted more than 20,000 young people as they work to overcome barriers, pursue their goals, and realize their potential. From supporting basic needs like meals and counseling to providing opportunities for education, job training, employment, and housing, we meet youth where they are—and help them get where they want to go.

Our mission is to work in partnership with our community to prevent youth homelessness and provide young people experiencing or at-risk of homelessness the resources and skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives.

SNAP Benefits and Administrative Specialist
The SNAP Benefits and Administrative Specialist will work with New Avenues PAVE job training program supporting homeless and at-risk youth ages 17-24 who come from diverse cultures and backgrounds. They will connect youth to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and applicable resources, and will work with the Administration Team to support critical back office functions. The position performs weekly data entry, direct youth support, and SNAP program enrollment assistance. As a part of the PAVE team, the SNAP Benefits Specialist will help maintain a structured, supportive and safe milieu in the PAVE Career Lab and Drop-In spaces, and will collaborate with staff across New Avenues in order to create a model that provides effective, comprehensive services for program youth.

A well-qualified candidate has the ability to swiftly build trust and rapport with youth. They also possess a strong desire to foster equitable food access, work with diverse staff and youth, problem solve, and they excel in a multi-cultural environment. Group facilitation and relationship-building skills are key to a successful QVS experience.

The Fellow will join a well-structured team environment that values youth voice, equitable program access, and the adaptability needed to sustain a dynamic job training problem for young people. They will also join an agency with more than two decades of experience providing services through multiple systems of care— housing, case management, meals, drug and alcohol recovery and mental-health supports, education, job training, culturally specific LGBTQIA+ youth supports, and more annually to 1,600+ individuals experiencing homelessness and housing instability.

New City Initiative

New City Initiative began in February 2010 as a project of JOIN, a Portland-area nonprofit that supports people’s efforts to end their homelessness. NCI’s purpose is to foster communities where all people can achieve their full human potential. NCI envisions a “new community” of mutually transformative relationships with the power to end the intergenerational cycle of homelessness and poverty. New City Initiative’s mission is to engage faith communities in ending the cycle of homelessness. Individuals from faith communities become active members of our community in supporting families and individuals in ending their own personal cycles of homelessness and at the same time gain better understanding of themselves and their faith. Our work is rooted in our six communal practices: Compassionate Seeing/Heartfelt Listening/Intentional Welcoming/Joyful Sharing/Grateful Receiving/Cooperative Building.

The QVS Fellow will be serving as the Community Coordinator. They will be responsible for Village Support Network, Referral Recruitment, Team Management, working with the New City Kitchen Training, Community Partner Recruitment, Program Evaluation, and supporting the Executive and Program Directors. The Fellow will learn about the day to day aspects of non-profit work from program implementation to program evaluation, fundraising, community outreach and dancing the dance of ever changing circumstances.

New Economy Coalition

New Economy Coalition exists to build the collective power of groups across the US. We are a growing network of more than 200 member organizations. We are organizers, researchers, workers, lenders, farmers, storytellers, artists, cooperative members, union members, local business leaders, community organizations, and more.

In collaboration with our allies in other social movements, we are working to make the new economy a powerful force in the lives of ordinary people. We are growing existing projects to scale. We are changing public policy. We are bringing this movement to the mainstream, shifting culture and the national conversation about the economy.

The QVS Fellow will work in two organizations (NEC and one of the others):
1. New Economy Coalition (NEC): The fellow will spend 3 days/week working to support NEC’s working groups. One of the resources NEC provides to its 200+ member organizations is the ability to join working groups to facilitate peer-learning and relationship-building. The QVS Fellow will help to coordinate and build the capacity of working groups across three departments: development, communications, and membership. Specific tasks will include research on relevant press and media hits, helping building a shared communications database for NEC members, helping build NEC’s resource library and Member Map, grant research and prospecting, and other projects determined by interest, skill and organizational need, under the supervision of the Development Director.
2. Ujima Project: This urban hub run by and servicing communities of color is recruiting a fellow of color to develop a faith-based anchor institution strategy and explore a faith-based cooperative purchasing initiative, under the supervision of core staff. Fellow must have an interest and experience in faith based communities.
3. Center for Cooperative Development and Solidarity-CCDS: An umbrella organization for worker cooperatives run by Latina Immigrant women; the bilingual (Spanish required) fellow would work to develop and support the 5 projects being launched.
Nonviolent Peaceforce

Nonviolent Peaceforce protect civilians in violent conflicts through unarmed strategies. We build peace side by side with local communities. We advocate for the wider adoption of these approaches to safeguard human lives and dignity.

Nonviolent peacekeeping is a common vision that has flowed through Gandhi, Maude Roydon, Badshah Khan and so many others. It has occurred and recurred to enough people for generations that now many focus their lives and resources on making it real. NP responds to invitations by credible local organizations in armed conflict areas. After an analysis, our visibly nonpartisan teams live and work in communities alongside local people. Our activities have ranged from entering active conflict zones to remove civilians in the crossfire to providing opposing factions a safe space to negotiate. Other activities include serving as a communication link between warring factions, securing safe temporary housing for civilians displaced by war, providing violence prevention measures during elections and negotiating the return of kidnapped family members.

Co-Founders are Quaker activist David Hartsough and local organizer Mel Duncan. After meeting at the 1999 Hague Appeal for Peace, they reached out across the world to others and by 2002 constituted Nonviolent Peaceforce at a Convening Event in Surajkund, India with advocates from 49 countries in attendance. One year later, in fall 2003, Nonviolent Peaceforce had its first team in Sri Lanka. Current programs are based in Myanmar, Philippines, Iraq and South Sudan, with more than 250 field staff people (55% men, 45% women) who come from more than 35 countries and are professionally trained in the methods and work together with local civilians who are also hired by NP. A total of 15 staff are in the offices in Geneva and St Paul.

Communications and Major Donor Assistant-
Nonviolent Peaceforce is a global organization protecting civilians in violent conflicts through unarmed strategies while building peace side by side with local communities. We also advocate for the wider adoption of these approaches to safeguard human lives and dignity. Current programs are based in Myanmar, Philippines, Iraq and South Sudan. This position supports the work of the field programs, rather than providing direct service.

This position provides an opportunity to learn the functions involved in supporting a nonprofit organization, essential skills for nonprofits in any sector. Therefore, the overall goal of this position is to help development staff build meaningful relationships with current and prospective major donors. The tasks are to assist with fundraising, online communications and marketing, and general donor outreach and may include online communication planning, social media management, online research, writing and editing, data entry, working with volunteers, and general clerical work. The identification of prospective major donors is critical, so conducting prospect research, creating compelling communications materials to help donors understand the impact of their contributions and participating in special action campaigns is important.
Required Qualifications: ability to follow ethical standards, use discretion to deal with confidential and sensitive information; experience and ability in internet web searches; good writing skills; attention to detail; able to follow written and verbal directions well; able to work autonomously; commitment to work cooperatively; and commitment to the mission of Nonviolent Peaceforce and interest in learning about unarmed civilian protection; and able to learn from both successes and mistakes.

 

Northpoint Health and Wellness

NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, is a community-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing integrated access to a broad array of social and human services designed to meet basic needs and promote health and self-reliance. NorthPoint Inc. is co-located on the campus of NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center (NorthPoint Clinic), a full-service Federally Qualified Health Center operated in partnership with Hennepin County and the community. The two organizations share an integrated mission and report to a common CEO and Board of Directors, providing “one-door” access to integrated medical, dental, behavioral, housing, food, education, employment and other services and supports.

NorthPoint’s primary service area, zip codes 55411 and 55412, is a culturally rich, ethnically diverse area that is home to more than 56,000 residents, 73% of whom are people of color including 44% Black/African American, 14% Southeast Asian, 7% Latinx, and 6% multiracial. Centuries of structural racism that have excluded people of color from equal access to housing, community supports, and opportunities for economic mobility have led to concentrated levels of poverty, homelessness, unemployment, chronic illness, chemical dependency, low graduation rates, and other individual and community challenges in North Minneapolis. NorthPoint was launched in 1968 as part of the Johnson Administration’s War on Poverty. Originally called Pilot City, NorthPoint was one of 13 neighborhood service centers established by and for low-income communities across the U.S., with the goal to eliminate poverty and racial injustice and build The Great Society through targeted, long-term investments. Neighborhood service centers offered access to affordable health care along with innovative programs to promote economic development, education, and social justice. We continue today as NorthPoint.

Community Health Navigator
Care coordination for our Living Well at Home program for elders. To assist adults age 65 and older to stay healthy and in their homes and community. This will involve working with our primary care and human service teams in providing and connecting seniors to needed services. There will be a need to make home visits to better understand the whole person. While this program serves all of our elder clients, it also targets Latino and Hmong patients. A Spanish language speaker would assist us in this work. Previous health care or community health work experience is helpful but not essential. There will also be some ongoing work as needed with our food shelf and mobile food shelf and our produce distribution program, as well as other organizational needs but the primary work will be with the elders.

This partnership is made possible by generous support from The Friends Foundation for the Aging.

Olivia Chalkley

Olivia Chalkley (she/her) started attending Quaker meeting in Baltimore, MD when she was in high school and has been involved in the Religious Society of Friends ever since. She has worked with youth programs in several different yearly meetings, and currently serves as the Young Friends Program Facilitator for Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. She enjoys making bread and reading novels. Olivia is an alum of the 2017-2018 Atlanta program.

Open Arms of Minnesota

Open Arms of Minnesota's purpose is to build a joyful and nourishing community that provides medically tailored meals and hope for people experiencing a significant health crisis or living with a life-threatening illness. OAM operates on the abundance model, believing that the resources and compassion needed to support their work is available in our community.

Open Arms of Minnesota is a nonprofit that cooks and delivers free, nutritious meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses in the Twin Cities. We believe that food is medicine, and our work matters to the health outcomes of our clients. With the help of over 7,500 volunteers, we’ll cook and deliver more than 600,000 delicious meals this year to people living with life-threatening illnesses, as well as their caregivers and dependents.

Logistics and Delivery Associate

This position is primarily responsible for delivering meals to program clients, and providing general Logistics Department support, including activities that assist with setting up or preparing for client deliveries, shipping, and other departmental support.

• Accurately and efficiently deliver to clients and other organizational partners as well as transporting food and equipment between OAM kitchens.
• Represent Open Arms’ values and mission through high customer service and a friendly, efficient demeanor while working with corporate, faith-based, and hospital satellite partners, as well as volunteers and clients.
• Build strong relationships with the partners, volunteers and clients you meet while on delivery.
• Support Logistics & Delivery tasks on-site when not delivering, including meal pack-out process, and delivery/route preparations.
• Relay information shared by satellite partners back to Logistics and Delivery Manager accurately and in a timely manner.
• Help the Logistics Team prepare deliveries for the upcoming days as needed.
• Assist in the cleaning and maintenance of delivery equipment such as cooler bags as needed.
• Help ensure Open Arms provides an outstanding experience for all volunteers by regularly seeking out meaningful and positive interactions with them and maintaining a positive, friendly and helpful attitude at all times.
• Be a Champion of our mission, purpose and values.
• Work as a team player and step in when needed.
• Other duties as assigned.

Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility

Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility was founded in 1981 by a group of local physicians and scientists who advocated against nuclear weapons and for the cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. We are the local affiliate of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War which was awarded the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize. Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, Oregon PSR seeks a healthy, just and peaceful world for present and future generations by protecting human life from the gravest threats to health and survival.

Specific programs include advocating for a healthy climate and environment, ending nuclear power, and promoting peaceful alternatives to militarism, nuclear weapons, and gun violence. In addition to bringing the health perspective to issues of social responsibility, we intentionally prioritize the voices and needs of communities of color. We work to incorporate racial and immigrant justice into our environmental, anti-nuclear, and peacebuilding work.

Program Assistant:
The QVS Fellow will assist with outreach and program responsibilities for our various programs. This will include: Staffing outreach table at community events related to climate change, peace, and other social justice issues; Overseeing volunteers and coordinating outreach for our annual peace writing scholarship for Oregon high school students; Assisting with outreach for our annual Hiroshima and Nagasaki commemoration; Assisting with social media and news media outreach; Outreach to health professional, student, and other organizations; Assisting with organizational fundraisers, events, and other activities; Representing Oregon PSR at meetings with partner organizations and coalitions, including continuing and developing relationships with environmental justice, immigrant justice, and equity groups. Other details of the job description will be tailored to meet the skills and interests of the volunteer. The volunteer will work with Oregonians of all walks of life (Portland community members, health professionals, Columbia Gorge tribes, and activists on diverse issues, to name just a few) and a wide age range (from high school students to the elderly).
Outside In

Outside In‘s mission is to assist homeless youth and other low-income and marginalized people move toward improved health and self-sufficiency. Outside In, established in 1968, has continually revised services to respond to changing client needs. We operate a Federally Qualified Health Center and are state-certified for both mental health treatment and alcohol and drug treatment services. Current programs include a Clinic and Homeless Youth Department. The Clinic is a cutting-edge blend of western and alternative medicine. It is a teaching site for Oregon Health Sciences University, and provides western medicine, naturopathic, acupuncture, Chinese herbal, chiropractic, and dental care. The Clinic provides healthcare five days per week and 28,000 visits annually. The Youth Department serves about 800 homeless youth annually. A Day Program provides safety off the streets and basic needs resources, including 3 meals per day, 6 days per week. It also offers other wraparound supports including case management, QueerZone supports for LGBTQ youth, mental health treatment, alcohol and drug treatment, 30 units of on-site housing, 50 units of hous