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


    Full list of Quaker Service Opportunities

    Download our easy-read guide of all Quaker service opportunities

    Promoted opportunities

    Friends Trusts Limited

    Friends Trusts Limited is a registered charity that holds the legal title to over 450 Quaker properties around the country, mostly on behalf of Area Meetings. It also manages endowment funds for Quaker bodies and purposes. The charity works closely with Britain Yearly Meeting, but has its own independent board of trustees, which meets four times a year, mostly online but occasionally in person. Nick Perks is the current clerk and John Dash the company secretary. We are looking for additional Friends to join the Board.

    Download the Information Pack for full information.

    Skills and experiences could include recent legal, property, finance, investment, charity and / or Area Meeting trustee experience.

    Complete an Expression of Interest Form to let us know you're interested in Friends Trusts Limited.

    To discuss this opportunity in more detail, please get in touch with the Nominations team by email (nominations@quaker.org.uk).

    Representatives to other European Yearly Meetings

    Each year, BYM nominates representatives who visit other Yearly Meetings across Europe. These short service opportunities usually take place over one weekend, once per year. Appointed Friends typically will go to a Yearly Meeting twice.

    Central Nominations Committee would like to hear from language speakers of the following languages: Norwegian, Swedish, or Finnish who may be available and willing to serve in 2024 or future years to be visiting representatives to a different Yearly Meeting. Travel expenses and accommodation costs are covered.

    Language speakers of Danish, Dutch, German and French are also warmly welcomed to be in touch!

    2024 Yearly Meeting dates and locations are published on the Friends World Committee for Consultation Calendar (offsite link).

    Complete an Expression of Interest Form to let us know you're interested in this opportunity.

    To discuss this opportunity in more detail, please get in touch with the Nominations team by email (nominations@quaker.org.uk).

    Please be aware that enquiries are ongoing with a rolling deadline.

    Breckenbrough School, Thirsk

    Quakers in Yorkshire seek 2 Friends to join the Board of Governors.
    The school in North Yorkshire is seeking up to 2 Friends to serve on its governing body. Breckenbrough is a Non-Maintained Special School (NMSS) which offers day and residential placements for boys with a range of complex needs..

    Download the information guide for more information, and if you are interested in the opportunity, please contact Catherine Putz, Quakers in Yorkshire, directly by email (Catherine's contact information is in the guide).

    Church Government opportunities

    Do you have an eye for detail and a love of language? Could you help support Church Government and the application of Quaker faith & practice? If so, Church Government Advisory Group could be calling your name. We would love to hear from you if you have capacity to serve for 2-3 meetings a year, and are interested in this unique Quaker service role.

    Read the information pack for more details about Church Government Advisory Group, and if you're interested, please complete an Expression of Interest Form.
    Any questions? Email the nominations team at: nominations@quaker.org.uk

    I'm curious about other Quaker service!

    Excellent, we'd love to hear from you! We are seeking Friends to serve in many ways, all year round.

    You can download and read the Full list of opportunities here (or at the top of the page). Make sure you regularly return to this page to see the latest vacancies. We also post in the QuakerSpace Facebook group and Quake! newsletter.

    If you are interested in Quaker service, let us know by completing an online Quaker Service Information Form.

    Conversations about Quaker service are always welcome, the Nominations team can be contacted by email: nominations@quaker.org.uk.

    We look forward to hearing from you, Friends.

    Quaker communities news

    Attenders can now serve on central committees

    13 December 2023

    In their December meeting, Meeting for Sufferings discerned that attenders can now be appointed to serve on central committees. This enables attenders to be nominated to committee and service roles that are appointed by Meeting for Sufferings.