QuEST is a program sponsored by the University Friends Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Located in Seattle, Washington, QuEST’s mission is to build a peaceful, just, sustainable world by empowering young adults to act as agents of social change and social service during a year of service and throughout their lives.  We believe young adults are at a crossroads, and together we can practice integrating peace, simplicity and community into our lives and work.
QuEST provides Quaker and non-Quaker young adults with:

  • Quality, year-long positions at local social change and social service organizations that can benefit from a QuEST Fellow’s service;
  • Supplemental training to empower individuals in their work for social change and social service
  • An intentional, residential community where Fellows can receive support, practice community-building skills, and live simply.

For some QuEST Fellows, this service is a valuable way to gain experience for future careers in the peace and justice field. For others, it is a way to explore the connection between spirituality and action.  For everyone, it is a chance to spend a year growing individually and making a positive difference in the community.