Get involved

Yearly Meeting is organised and run by Quakers. Do consider offering your time to help the delivery of Yearly Meeting and Children and Young People's Programmes.

If you are interested in the wide world of Quaker service, please visit our Give time area for year-round opportunities. We look forward to hearing from you!

Details of the volunteering roles will be updated regularly from January to April. Time commitments vary by role.

Epistle Drafters at Yearly Meeting

Could you help create the Epistle of our Yearly Meeting? Each year, up to 7 Friends work together to create the record of our gathered community. Epistle Drafters visit the wide range of sessions, events and programmes of the Yearly Meeting and listen to what emerges with care. The Epistle of the Yearly Meeting is written by the Epistle Drafters as the event progresses.

Friends may have an ability to listen creatively and with respect. You might have a love of words and enjoy the energy of crafting something together. You might be a keen editor, or proofreader, someone who is able to concentrate well. Support is given to the Epistle Drafters throughout Yearly Meeting, so if you are interested, or just curious - we'd love to hear from you.

Epistle Drafters must be registered to attend Yearly Meeting.

Email: if you'd like to offer service or find out more about Epistle Drafters.

Children and Young People's Programmes

To stay updated about future volunteering at events, please fill in our online form. You will be sent information about volunteering opportunities for our next round of recruitment in 2025. The opportunity to 'offer service' for 2024 closed Sunday 25 February.

Serve on Yearly Meeting Nominating Group

Can you see the spark of potential in others? Do you enjoy connecting with Friends?

If you are curious about this interesting and unique service with Nominating Group we would love to hear from you!

Find out more and enquire (offsite link) until 20 July 2024.

Pastoral care

Are, you someone other people say is good at listening? Can you respect and maintain confidentiality and healthy boundaries. The pastoral care group are looking for people who are friendly, welcoming, team players. If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you! Volunteering can be a wonderful way to meet new people and nurture your community. Pastoral care is available daily (online and at Friends House) each morning and afternoon and additionally Friday evening.

For more information, please see the Pastoral care volunteer role outline (PDF). We are committed to safer recruitment process, and this means you will need a Basic DBS, through the Due Diligence Checking service.

If you have a Criminal Records Check please have this to hand as we'll ask your DBS certificate number, the date of issue, the issuing body and to upload a good quality photo for our records. A criminal records check is known as a DBS in England and Wales or a PVG in Scotland. We ask volunteers to have a check from the nation they live in.

To offer service as a Pastoral Care Volunteer, please complete this form.

"How can we make the meeting a community in which each person is accepted and nurtured and strangers are welcome?"
- Advice & Queries 18