Quaker Voluntary Action provides practical opportunities to put faith into action and develop ways of volunteering that meet the challenges of our time


This year, QVA are asking what we could do to better serve the Quaker community and the wider world. If you have two minutes to spare, please fill in our survey – whether you’ve been on one of our working retreats or have only just head of us!

Find the survey here.

Enjoy our photo gallery from the past 10 years!

Working Retreats

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QVA organises working retreats in Britain, Europe and beyond. Volunteers participate in practical projects and reflective sessions that promote personal spiritual development with meaningful engagement in the world. A range of activities may include gardening, renovation, olive harvesting, decorating, sustainability and woodland management.

Have a look at our upcoming working retreats here.



We publish our newsletter early each year which gives reports of the previous year’s projects and articles by our volunteers and facilitators. If you have participated on a working retreat and would be happy to share your experience in our newsletter, please get in touch.

Newsletter for 2018 coming soon!