About the network
It creates opportunities for Friends and Attenders to volunteer Quaker service by expressing interest in tasks that are shared through a regular email. Our facilitation, conflict and mental health clusters are groups of trained Quakers who can be sent to meetings to support them with work through challenges and opportunities facing them. We need Friends with enthusiasm, skills and experience and who are willing to receive training for particular roles. There is no minimum time requirement.
To find out more or join one of these clusters email firstname.lastname@example.org. For some opportunities we ask that Friends offer some detailed information about them-self. This can be done online by visiting:
Please tick the 'Quaker Life Network' box when completing the form
Completing this form can also open up other opportunities for Quaker service such as working on a committee or other longer term service.
Who can join the Network?
The Quaker Life Network is open to all Quakers. You can subscribe here to receive our monthly email which includes requests, resources, webinars and other content. You can use the contact form at the bottom of this page to ask for more information.
To find out more about the network view our archive of recent emails (offsite link).
Quaker Life in meetings
Being Friends Together
Being Friends Together is a library of online activities, ideas and resources brought to you by Quaker Life and Woodbrooke.
You might contact Quaker Life to request a Being Friends Together meeting visit. Visits are intended to be a way to support meetings through the planning and discernment process. Visitors will work alongside a small planning team to enable participation by the whole meeting.
Find out more and ask about a visit by using our online Being Friends Together meeting visit request form.
Make a request to the Quaker Life Network
Meetings can request support from the Quaker Life Network. We can put you in touch with Friends that can help with many things such as speaker events, workshops and support when you meeting having hard times.
Clusters are groups of network members that are brought together by a common interest. Clusters grow because there is a wealth of knowledge and willingness to serve in an area that Quaker Life Central Committee has discerned to be important enough to 'own' and incorporate into Quaker Life's work.
There is not a set way that each cluster will function. This is intentional so as not to artificially constrain their activities. Each cluster has some input from a member of staff. Most of what they do is initiated by the Friends who form them or in response to a need that Quaker Life Central Committee has identified.
Current topic based clusters include: outreach, facilitation, conflict, end of life, mental health, Godly Play and social media as well as our range of groups for role holders such as the Librarians cluster.
Header image © Jean Lyon 2014