QuEST - Quaker Experiential Service & Training

Goal of Program

QuEST is a service program in Seattle, Washington, that provides young adults with quality work at local nonprofits, an intentional residential community, and opportunities for training and reflection. We seek to build a peaceful, just, sustainable world by empowering young adults as agents of social change and social service.

Type of Placement

Each QuEST Fellow is matched with one of our partner agencies as a full-time year-long volunteer in a professional position. We offer a range of placements, including direct service work, advocacy, and program support.

Service Area

Seattle, WA

Service Length

one year, beginning in late August

Program Size

six (6)


Applicants must be at least 21 years old, able to work full-time, and interested in community living and voluntary simplicity. We are an inclusive community and welcome applicants from all backgrounds and identities.

Financial Arrangements

QuEST Fellows receive room and board, a monthly personal stipend, transportation and health care funds, and an exit stipend.

Living Arrangements

Participants live communally in a house in the centrally-located University District: private bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, full kitchen and dining room, small porch and garden.


QuEST facilitates a four-day orientation, two weekend retreats per year, and two afternoon workshops per month. Fellows also receive job training provided by their placement agencies.

Application Deadline

Priority deadline March 15, then rolling admission.

Start Date

late August

Contact Name:

Promise Partner


4001 9th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: 206 771-0029



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