QUAKER VOLUNTARY SERVICE INC
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Immigrants & Refugees
- Race & Ethnicity
Location500 Westover Drive #16026Sanford, NC 27330 United States
Quaker Voluntary Service enables lives of prophetic service. We support and empower young adults to explore their spirituality and vocation while living in intentional Quaker community. We increase the capacity of social change organizations and we partner with Quaker meetings and churches, building new leadership for the Religious Society of Friends and the world beyond. We envision a society in which young adults are empowered to discern and live into their gifts and callings. We believe in the power of spirit-led individuals to create communities of solidarity, equity, and compassion. We imagine a world of transformed relationships with the Divine, with each other, and across communities.
QUAKER VOLUNTARY SERVICE is an experiment, living at the intersection of transformational spirituality and activism. Young adults work full-time in professional positions at community based organizations addressing a wide range of issues, while living in a cooperative house and worshiping with, and being mentored by, local Quakers. Fellows receive housing, transportation, food, support for health and wellness (including access to health insurance if needed), and a small stipend, while engaging in regular self-led workshops and retreats that allow for continuing education in social justice, faith, and community building topics.