Find a range of volunteering opportunities and placements with Quakers in Britain and elsewhere in the world.

  • Yearly Meeting Treasurer

    Closing date:
    5 March 2021
    Interview
    TBC

    Britain Yearly Meeting are looking for Friends to serve as Yearly Meeting Treasurer

    We are looking to expand our pool of potential names to be nominated to serve as Yearly Meeting Treasurer, now and in the future.

    If you're interested in the work of Quakers in Britain, you're a strong communicator, and you have time to give and a head for numbers, then we want to hear from you.

    This is a crucial moment for BYM, as we transition to a new way of working. We are building on all we have learnt this year, planning to overcome the financial challenges ahead and we are looking for Friends excited to help us meet those challenges.

    The Yearly Meeting Treasurer works with other BYM trustees and a strong finance staff team, to oversee and make decisions on Britain Yearly Meeting's finance and investments. The Treasurer must communicate clearly with Friends about BYM's finances, reporting regularly to BYM Trustees and Meeting for Sufferings, as well as to Yearly Meeting in session.

    It is a considerable time commitment of around 3 days a month for a 3-year term of service (re-appointable once). We would love to hear expressions of interest not just for the next few years, but for the future too. We actively welcome expressions of interest from people of colour and young Friends.

    If you'd like to find out more, please contact Penny Elliott (pennye@quaker.org.uk) for an informal conversation about the role. If you would like your name to be considered for nomination now, or in the future, please complete an expressions of interest form (https://forms.quaker.org.uk/suggestnames) selecting Quaker Governance and YM Treasurer by 5 March 2021. An expression of interest is not a commitment from you to serve or a promise that we may ask you, but the beginning of an exploration.

    Express interest
  • Volunteering opportunities at children and young people's events

    Contract
    Voluntary
    Closing date:
    TBC
    Interview
    TBC

    Volunteers are key to Quaker work with children and young people. Find events and offer your help by visiting the children and young people's pages.

  • House Tour Guides Swarthmoor Hall, Cumbria

    Contract
    Voluntary
    Location
    Swarthmoor Hall, Cumbria
    Closing date:
    ongoing
    Interview
    ongoing

    Travel expenses paid

    Swarthmoor Hall is a historic house known as the 'cradle of Quakerism'. The house is open to the public four afternoons a week throughout the year and for group tours at other times by appointment. We are looking for Friends who live within travelling distance of the Hall who are interested in acting as tour guides. We do not necessarily need a regular commitment of hours. We do hope to develop a pool of volunteers who we will train as tour guides for our visitors both adults and children.

    More information at www.swarthmoorhall.co.uk/volunteer

  • Serve on a BYM Committee or Group

    Closing date:
    Various
    Interview
    None

    If you are looking for roles serving on Quaker Committees or Groups, please read our dedicated Give Time pages.

    Working for Britain Yearly Meeting is exciting and inspiring. Friends who offer service find that they can be led to achieve great things. There are a number of different ways that you can take part. BYM work is helped and directed by committees that answer to Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM). Quakers from across Britain serve on these committees and groups. Full information is available on our Committees and Groups page.

    Give time