Quaker Voluntary Action enables participation in spirit-led volunteering that makes a practical and social difference. Our projects build community and work for a more just and peaceful world.

Join our last working retreat this year, supporting a refugee-support project in High Wycombe. Details here.

Read about recent working retreats in our blog posts on Swarthmoor Hall and The Pales.


Enjoy our photo gallery from the past 10 years!

Working RetreatsA group of people standing in an olive grove

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.


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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.

Please find the 2018 newsletter QVA Newsletter 2018 !