yqspace is a website for young Quakers aged 11+ with information about local, regional and national Events and information About Quakers, what they believe and how they express this in how they live their lives. The Advice pages link to supportive organisations that provide information and support to develop your well being.
Take Part (14-30)
There are a number of ways that you can take part and connect to both Quaker and other opportunities, this section of yqspace includes information on:
- How to volunteer for Children and Young People's events (16+)
- Opportunities to be involved in decisions that affect you and the organisation you are part of (14-21)
Getting involved in Peace
Work, from the Be the Change resource (11-18) through to study bursaries and events and voluntary opportunities (for young adults)
Facilitation and Leadership (16-21)
Takes place annually in October (usually the second or third weekend)
The weekend is a dynamic combination of theory and opportunities to apply learning about Facilitation and Leadership using practical activities. There will be discussions, activities, group work, role-plays and video clips.
“Probably the most useful weekend I have ever attended, it will be incredibly valuable in the outside world."
Young Friends General Meeting (18-30)
The national organisation for Quakers aged 18–30. They hold their main gatherings three times a year (February, May/June and October) as well as other events
Engaging Young Adult Quakers is a project that began in June 2017 with the aim of increasing the visibility and participation of young adults – defined roughly as being between the age of 18 and 35 – within Britain Yearly Meeting.
This new project has three main strands of work:
- Supporting Quaker meetings across Britain to better engage with and support young adults.
- Empowering young adult Quakers to organise effectively, and build dynamic faith communities of their own.
- Ensuring that Britain Yearly Meeting, at the national level, is open and welcoming to young adults.
The project was developed out of a six-month research project, you can read about the results of this in the
Engaging Young Adult Friends Report (PDF).
The project is led by a full-time member of staff based in Friends House, Euston. If you are a young adult looking to get involved in Quakerism, a Quaker meeting wondering how best to support young adults, or you would simply like more information about Britain Yearly Meeting's work with young adults – please do be in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 7662 1154