AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT QUAKER VOLUNTARY SERVICE

AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT QUAKER VOLUNTARY SERVICE

On Tuesday, March 3, at 7pm, Hilary Burgin (the Boston Start-up Coordinator for Quaker Voluntary Service) will be at Northampton Friends Meeting to talk with local Quakers about QVS. She will be updating about the start-up of the Boston house and how we can be involved in recruiting young adults to apply to be Volunteers.

See below for more information about Quaker Voluntary Service and Hilary’s visits at UMass Amherst, Smith College, and Amherst College on March 2 and March 3. If you have contacts at any of these schools please pass along the information below and spread the word of QVS!
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Quaker Voluntary Service is a faith-based service year in Atlanta (GA), Portland (OR), Philadelphia (PA), and Boston (MA). Each location takes 6-8 Quaker and Quaker-curious young adults excited about social justice and interested in living in community, and places them in full-time professional roles at nonprofits. Volunteers are engaged in considering how their faith and spirituality informs their social justice work, and how to stay grounded through the challenges that often come with this vocation. Check out our website <http://www.quakervoluntaryservice.org/> for more details, or watch our video <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9-iRiq9dWw>. The application deadline for Volunteers is March 15.

If you are a college student in the area, Hilary will be at the following colleges March 2 and March 3. Please forward widely to let young adults in the area know about opportunities to speak with Hilary about QVS!

Smith College: Monday March 2, an information session 4-5pm in Campus Center Room 102

Amherst College, Tuesday March 3, 10-11am in the Keefe Campus Center Atrium, plus a Coffee Chat Session from 11am-noon in the McCaffrey Room in the Keefe Campus Center.

UMass Amherst: Tuesday March 3, 1-4pm for the Service & Leadership Career & Internship Fair, at 1 Campus Center, Amherst MA.

To read more about QVS click here.

 

 

The Beauty of Quaker Voluntary Service

Dear Friend,

Built on the four core values: Community, Service, Transformation, and the Quaker Way, QVS offers young adults the opportunity to discover their gifts, while helping change the world. It is an experiment at the intersection of transformational spirituality and activism. It is a chance to live your life with compassion and justice, within a community of fellow social change agents, and in conversation with the various expressions of the Quaker Way.P1060533 We are excited to announce that we are recruiting Volunteers for FOUR houses this year (Atlanta, GA; Portland, OR; Philadelphia, PA; and Boston, MA).

QVS Volunteers work full time in professional positions at local nonprofits, schools, and other social justice agencies that offer support to marginalized individuals and communities. For examples of the service site placement possibilities in our current cities see:www.quakervoluntaryservice.org/current-placements/.

Through simple, communal living, Volunteers learn to care for self and others. Volunteers receive housing, all utilities, health insurance, a transportation and grocery allowance and a small living stipend. Volunteers will be supported by and engage with local Quaker communities. Volunteers are not required to be a Quaker to participate in QVS, but they should come prepared to deeply engage in Quaker worship and practice! , and be genuinely open to sharing their spiritual journey with others.

QVS alumna Becca Bass reflects on her experience with QVS:

“….The beauty of QVS is that it gives you a secure space in which to clarify a sense of your own values and ideals, it helps you c ultivate a vocabulary with which to process them and continue to explore them, and provides you with communities that support and validate the search.”

Do you know a young adult who is looking for this kind of experience?

Applications are due by March 15, 2015.

For more information and to apply, please see: 
www.quakervoluntaryservice.org/apply

You can watch a brief video introduction titled QVS: Transforming Service, Living Faith

Rebecca Sullivan

Recruitment Coordinator
Quaker Voluntary Service
610-551-8439 (cell) : 404-624-5299 (voicemail)
750 Glenwood Ave SE or PO Box 17628 Atlanta GA 30316
Watch a video about QVS here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9-iRiq9dWw