Our work in the world is possible because of the service carried out by Quakers from across Britain. Serving on a committee or group ensures that Quakers are able to continue our efforts to help bring a just, sustainable world.

If you wish to offer central service, please fill in a Quaker Service Information Form.

When you have read through the list of committees and groups, if you would like to be considered for a specific service opportunity, please complete an Expression of Interest form.

Active opportunities are posted below, we look forward to hearing from you!

Active opportunities

    Pendle Hill Friends in Residence

    Every year two British Friends or Attenders are supported to spend a term at Pendle Hill, a retreat and educational centre near Philadelphia. Central Nominations Committee has the responsibility of finding the Friends to go. Friends will next be able to go to Pendle Hill for the Spring term in 2024.

    Central Nominations Committee is looking for:

    A couple, or close friends, well grounded in their Quakerism and who can support each other and are free from other responsibilities between end of February and mid May 2024.

    The opportunity to serve is generously funded by a grant so Friends would not have to fund the trip themselves.

    Qualities a Friend in Residence may need, (to name only a few):

    • in your spiritual life, perhaps wanting some time off and be ready for a retreat where one also able to give service;
    • likes people, outgoing, confident, can approach strangers in a friendly fashion;
    • flexible – prepared to go with the flow when asked to perform a variety of tasks, some quite menial;
    • open to new experiences, ready to explore: to get on with what comes and also to initiate your own ideas;
    • prepared to join in programmes (i.e. courses, seminars) and to participate in Meetings, sometimes Eldering;
    • a 'teachable spirit', prepared to listen and receive new, even strange, ideas...

    Please download the Information Pack for the full list of qualities and what is involved in this service.

    If you want to put your name(s) forward to CNC for consideration please email nominations@quaker.org.uk with 'Pendle Hill' in the title of your email.

    Quaker service

    There are a considerable number of opportunities and ways to serve! Whatever your skills and experience, there are ways for you to participate and join in the life of our Quaker community within Britain Yearly Meeting.

    Bring your full self to service - we build our community together and everyone has a part to play.

    Our full list of service opportunities is available to download and read now:

    Quaker Service Opportunities - easy read version (.docx)


    If something sounds like you, let us know.

    Fill in a Quaker Service Information Form to offer service, or complete an Expression of Interest Form to let us know you're interested!

    Get in touch with the Nominations team, (nominations@quaker.org.uk) to discuss central service in more detail.

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