The work of Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) is largely done by Friends serving on committees and volunteering in other ways. Quaker service ranges from volunteering roles including through the Quaker Life Network to being a BYM Trustee. There are opportunities to suit all levels of skill, experience and time availability.

How you can get involved

Serving on national committees and roles within Britain Yearly Meeting

Our community relies on us each taking an active part in the life of our Society in a way that best suits our talents. This can be a rewarding experience. Find out about the experiences of Friends serving on committees in the video below.

Getting involved with Quaker committees and roles

Take the first step by completing a Quaker Service Information Form below to tell us about yourself and your availability.

What happens next

Our nominations committees work to discern the membership of BYM committees. They use information you provide in the Quaker Service Information Form and from your supporting Friends to help them discern the right role.

Staff or committee members may then approach you to ask if you would be willing to serve in a particular role.

Your name will be included in a pool of names and there is no guarantee that a suitable role will be available immediately.

About to serve on a national committee?

The Committee Handbook provides essential information such as how to prepare and what to expect at your first meeting to claiming expenses. We strongly encourage you to read this before you take up your role on a national committee.

For further information

Contact the nominations team:
020 7663 1121
nominations@quaker.org.uk