Forthcoming events

Our physical retreats programme is on hold and decisions on the dates of new retreats are pending a resolution of the Coronavirus pandemic.  Keep in touch with news about our plans including online events here.

Sunday 3rd October

‘Encounters with Peacemakers’ follow-up online retreat session

Following our retreat earlier this spring, this session is a chance to meet Jean Zaru of Ramallah Friends Meeting and Hanna Barag of Machsom Watch, to hear insights into how peace can be waged from within communities in conflict.  The session with take place via Zoom commencing 1pm UK time.

Spring 2022 tbc


An encounter based study tour.  Please get in touch if you’re interested in being involved when the event is rescheduled.


Borgo Basino, Italy

A working retreat at an ecovillage and educational community, last visited by QVA in 2019.  We will reschedule this event in due course.


Refugee Community Kitchen, Calais, France

Assisting with RCK’s essential work.  We will reschedule this event in due course.  However, RCK also accept volunteers as individuals – read more on their website.
Meanwhile, watch this space for news of an opportunity to go deeper into refugee and asylum issues through our online retreat programme this autumn.

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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