Work with Children and Youth

Volunteers who work with PYM youth are called “Friendly Adult Presences”. Friendly Adult Presences work with PYM youth and are the backbone of our Children’s, Middle School and Young Friends Programs. We are always in need of volunteers who are interested in supporting the care, spiritual development, work and play of the Yearly Meeting’s children and teens. Friendly Adult Presences may be parents supporting their children and programs, high school or college students who enjoy being with younger people and wish to gain experience, or adults who enjoy the mutual gain of being in the presence of young people.

Safety is a top concern for Philadelphia Yearly meeting. In order to volunteer as a Friendly Adult Presence, you will be asked to complete some simple forms and consent to a background check. Please visit the Youth Program Volunteer webpages to learn more!

Children (Infants through 5th Grade)

Middle School Friends

Young Friends (High School Age)