Forthcoming events

Sunday 20th – Saturday 26th March 2022

Borgo Basino, Italy

A working retreat at an ecovillage and educational community, last visited by QVA in 2019.   See our news page for details and contact us to express interest now.

Monday 25th – Saturday 30th April 2022

Refugee Community Kitchen, Calais, France

Assisting with RCK’s essential work to support asylum seekers.  We will be working in the kitchen helping to prepare meals taken by longer-term volunteers to those in need.  Read more about the retreat here and about RCK on their website.

Summer 2022 to be announced

Horton Community Farm, Bradford

A non-residential working retreat supporting urban food growing project Horton Community Farm.

This retreat will run over three consecutive Saturdays between 9.30am and 4pm.  The morning sessions will be held at the farm, transferring to Bradford Friends Meeting House for the afternoons.

Involves travel to Bradford for each Saturday, hence may be most suitable for participants living in central Yorkshire, Lancashire & Greater Manchester.

October 2022


An encounter based study tour.  Please get in touch if you’re interested in participating.

Ongoing programme

Local retreats supporting your community

Quaker Voluntary Action provides short term volunteer groups to support practical, usually unskilled work in locations across the UK and when feasible, abroad.  Drop us a line to talk about opportunities in your area.

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