For the third year, Beacon Hill Friends House is offering two part-time volunteer Program Fellow positions! Fellows 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, and support the communal life of the Friends House.
Learn more and apply below. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with priority given to those who apply by July 31, 2023.
Beacon Hill Friends House (BHFH), a Quaker center and residential community based in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, is excited to offer two half-time (20 hours per week) volunteer Program Fellow positions for a year-long commitment. The positions are not paid, and instead Fellows receive room & board for the duration of their fellowship.
BHFH Fellows will reside at the Friends House and work side-by-side with our small team of talented staff to help support our programs and public 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 an intentional community and Quaker non-profit.
The responsibilities of each fellow’s position may depend on what each fellow brings to the role and the needs of BHFH. The work is a balance between ongoing projects, regular tasks, and meeting the needs of each day. If you’re particularly interested in learning certain skills, or working in specific areas, please indicate so in your application.
Fellows are asked to commit to an average of 20 hours/week (often including evening and weekend time), focused on the 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 (sometimes with a portion of their credits including the fellowship), in addition to this commitment.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with priority given to those who apply by July 31, 2023.
Expected Time Range: September 2023 (may be able to start sooner) through Summer 2024
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. Fellowships receive room and board at the Friends House.
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.
Research shows that members of marginalized groups — including women, LGBTQIA+ identified people, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) — tend to only apply to jobs if they meet every single criteria. If your interests align with this position and you’re passionate about living at Beacon Hill Friends House, we encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet every qualification listed. We look forward to hearing from you!
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).