Beacon Hill Friends House has been awarded a grant from the Thomas H. & Mary Williams Shoemaker Fund to support the creation of two part-time volunteer Program Fellow positions! Fellows will live at the house as members of the residential community and will work with BHFH staff and committees to help further expand and deepen our programs and events.
Learn more and apply below. (Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the positions are filled).
Beacon Hill Friends House (BHFH), a Quaker center and residential community based in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, is excited to offer two half-time volunteer Program Fellow positions for a year-long commitment.
BHFH program fellows will reside at the Friends House (and receive room & board) and work side-by-side with our small team of talented staff to help support our public programs and events that cultivate community, nurture spiritual deepening, and empower collective action. You’ll have the opportunity to help us coordinate, manage, and facilitate a combination of in-person, online, and hybrid events, in addition to gaining experience in other skills and core competencies related to working for a Quaker organization and intentional community.
Focus areas of the program fellowships may include Spiritual Deepening and Quaker Action. The focus area(s) of each fellow’s position may depend on what each fellow brings to the position and the needs of BHFH. If you’re particularly interested in one focus area, please indicate so in your application.
This role involves a commitment to an average of 20 hours/week (including some evening and weekend time) of the program fellowship responsibilities outlined below, in addition to the expectations for cooperative community involvement of all House residents (see more under “Benefits” below). Fellows can hold outside, part-time jobs, or be full-time students, in addition to this commitment.
These two program fellowships are unpaid, volunteer positions. We are open to working with fellows to accommodate any requirements that may allow them to receive funding or course credit from a university or other entity.
As part of the residential community, program fellows will also be subject to the resident responsibilities outlined in the BHFH Resident Handbook, including attending bi-weekly House Meeting, attending on average at least 3 out of 5 weekly House Dinners, and performing weekly dish crew and chores. Interested candidates who have questions about the residential arrangement are encouraged to contact email@example.com.
Beacon Hill Friends House is an independent Quaker nonprofit organization that provides accessible opportunities for spiritual deepening, personal growth, and collective action — grounded in the values, principles, and practices of the Religious Society of Friends. Based in a large historic house in downtown Boston, Mass., it hosts frequent online and in-person events, and is home to an ever-changing 20-resident intentional community (of Friends and others) and to Beacon Hill Friends Meeting (NEYM).