QUAKER VOLUNTARY SERVICE INC

...an experiment at the intersection of transformational spirituality and activism, a year-long Fellowship program for young adults.

aka QVS   |   Atlanta, GA   |  www.quakervoluntaryservice.org

Mission

Quaker Voluntary Service enables lives of prophetic service. We support and empower young adults to explore their spirituality and vocation while living in intentional Quaker community. We increase the capacity of social change organizations and we partner with Quaker meetings and churches, building new leadership for the Religious Society of Friends and the world beyond.

Ruling year info

2012

Executive Director

Hilary Burgin

Main address

PO Box 8240

Atlanta, GA 31106 USA

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EIN

38-3858580

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Quaker Voluntary Service First Year Fellow Program

Quaker Voluntary Service is an 11-month experiment, living at the intersection of transformational spirituality and activism. Young adults work full-time in professional positions at community based organizations addressing a wide range of issues, while living in a cooperative house and worshiping with, and being mentored by, local Quakers. Fellows receive housing, transportation, food, support for health and wellness (including access to health insurance if needed), and a small stipend, while engaging in regular self-led workshops and retreats that allow for continuing education in social justice, faith, and community building topics.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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QVS strives to:
• Provide opportunities for transformative experiences that will orient young adults to lives of peace and justice through service to others.
• Create a pool of socially conscious, Young Adult Friends who enrich local Quaker meetings both during and after their year of service, and who contribute their leadership and talents back to the Quaker community once they complete their year of service with QVS.
• Support community-based organizations working for racial, economic, and gender justice.

Our Fellows
1) Work for agencies that support marginalized individuals and communities and strive to transform unjust structures;
2) Live together in a community that practices simplicity, is grounded in regular Quaker spiritual practices, and is supported by local Quaker meetings and individuals; and
3) Experience QVS program days designed to provide training and education about major urban issues (e.g. racism, class, economic injustice, sustainability), leadership skills, and the Quaker Way.

Local Quaker meetings provide a strong foundation of support in each city by serving as spiritual nurturers to our Fellows and volunteering to help with programming and house needs.

We have a dedicated staff member in each of our cities to support our Fellows' work, spiritual growth and emotional and physical well-being.

We provide Fellows with both the space and the supportive context to engage in difficult questions that inevitably arise through justice work and life in community.

We have forged a number of strong relationships with non-profits in the communities in Atlanta, Boston, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and Portland, OR., who provide meaningful and challenging work experiences for our Fellows.

We receive financial and organizational support from Friends meetings and churches throughout the United States, with sponsorship by one or more meetings in each of our locations.

We have grown from a single house with six Fellows in 2012 to five houses and 36 Fellows in 2018. We continue to grow our donor base each year, and have successfully applied for grants to support our work and our expansion efforts.

Our focus in the next two years is to:
• Increase our recruitment capacity, particularly around accessibility for young adults of color;
• Provide more support for mental health and wellness for our Fellows;
• Offer relief and counseling for student loan debt, as well as provide other assistance to lower barriers to participation among potential applicants;
• Deepen our connections with yearly and monthly meetings across the United States; and
• Support expansion to new cities through the creation of best practices for Local Support Committees and Spiritual Nurturers.

Financials

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QUAKER VOLUNTARY SERVICE INC

Board of directors
as of 4/19/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Allison Letts

Wess Daniels

Anastacia Ebi

Terrence Williams

Beth Henricks

Paul Mangelsdorf

Stoph Hallward

Allison Letts

Damon Motz-Storey

Brent Bill

Shannon Isaacs

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

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