Quaker Voluntary Service (QVS) was founded in 2011 and though young in years, QVS sees itself as “a modern expression of a long-standing tradition of Spirit-grounded service and witness in the Quaker tradition.” The first QVS house was piloted in 2012 in Atlanta, GA. It was soon followed by others in Philadelphia and Portland, OR, Boston, and finally Minneapolis.
Since launching, QVS has placed more than 200 QVS fellows in meaningful jobs across the United States. QVS’s new Alumni Coordinator helps former Fellows stay connected with current QVS Fellows, their own program cohort, as well as with the Religious Society of Friends. This extends a year of engagement into a lifetime of benefit.