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

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Working Retreats Coordinator
QVA is looking for someone to plan and oversee the programme of working retreats.

               The successful candidate will work closely with the trustees to seek out fresh ways of enabling Friends and others to put their faith into action.
Applicants are sought who have sympathy with Quaker values, are able to work creatively and to make and sustain appropriate contacts.

They must have competence with IT, including social media.
Length of contract : 300 hours annually to be worked flexibly according to the needs of the programme, (which is equivalent to 25 hours per month) for 1 year in the first instance.

Salary £28,071 pro rata.
A job description and person specification are available from :-

Anne Jackson-Wild 11 Irwell Green Taunton Somerset
TA1 2TA jacks.wild20@gmail.com

Applications by CV and covering letter demonstrating how you meet the job description and person specification, including the contact details of two referees, should be sent to

Anne Jackson-Wild ( address above)
Closing date for applications:- October 31 2017


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Working Retreats

newsletter 2016

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.

Our 2017 programme can be viewed and downloaded here: QVA Programme 2017



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.

Here is our QVA newsletter 2017