Friends Meeting at Cambridge is pleased to be serving as the host Meeting for the Quaker Voluntary Service (QVS) Fellows. We are grateful for our partnership with Beacon Hill, Framingham, Fresh Pond and Wellesley Friends Meetings. Many thanks to all the individuals who support and help us in making this program a reality in Boston!
What is QVS?
QVS is an 11-month experiment at the intersection of transformational spirituality and activism, where young adults come together to live in intentional community, while working at social service organizations, and worshiping with, and being mentored by, local Quakers. As work camps and other similar experiences did for previous generations of Friends, this yearlong experience offers the opportunity to orient participants to whole lives committed to service and justice, grounded and sustained by Quaker values. QVS recognizes that Friends today are being invited to rediscover and reclaim the living tradition of Quaker service for our time, offering new models built on enduring truths. Quaker Voluntary Service speaks into that need, and offers that opportunity.
How to Support Quaker Voluntary Service
There are many ways to help support the QVS Fellows during their time at FMC. Consider providing a lunch for their every other Friday workshop and training days; invite them hiking, biking, or to coffee; host them for a meal; deliver a meal to their House; check-in with them and see how they’re doing….. To find out more about how to be involved with mentoring and on-going support of these young adults, please contact Hilary Burgin, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, financial support to QVS Boston is greatly welcomed, and helps with the costs of providing the Fellows with health insurance, transportation passes, small stipends, and housing costs. To make a donation, please send checks to Quaker Voluntary Service, PO Box 8240, Atlanta GA 31106, and write “Boston” in the memo line; or online donations are possible at Quaker Voluntary Service/Donate.