Find a range of volunteering opportunities and placements with Quakers in Britain and elsewhere in the world.

  • Pendle Hill Friends in Residence

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    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 read the Information Pack (below) 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 with 'Pendle Hill' in the title of your email.

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  • Volunteering opportunities at children and young people's events

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    Volunteers are key to Quaker work with children and young people. Find events and offer your help by visiting the children and young people's pages.

  • Serve on a BYM Committee or Group

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    Share your gifts, skills and talent with Quaker service

    Each year, we need 100-200 Quakers to take up service roles across Britain Yearly Meeting. Information about Quaker service can be found on our dedicated Give Time area.

    Serving with Britain Yearly Meeting is exciting and inspiring. Friends who offer service find that they can be led to achieve great things. There are a number of different ways that you can take part and get involved in the work.

    BYM work is helped and directed by committees that answer to Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM). Quakers from across Britain serve on these committees and groups. Full information is available on our Committees and Groups page.

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