Advice for Volunteers

“The day will make its own revelation, bring its own challenge; my part will be to respond with joy and gladness.”
Elizabeth Yates, 1976

Queries to guide potential volunteers:

Practical advice to begin the process:

New and experienced PYM volunteers:

“I volunteered to work as a guide at the Arch Street Meeting House in order to give some help to the Yearly Meeting. I soon found out, however, that the work benefited me considerably. The people who came into the Meeting House were full of questions about Quakerism. …More often, I had to do a great deal of thinking about my own Quaker beliefs and practices. I found, and expect to continue finding, that the experience is fascinating and spiritually helpful.”   Ray Bentman, Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting is an Arch Street Interpreter.

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