• Northern Ireland
    • Belfast
Project Types

Program Details

Age Min.
Year Round
Small Group (1-15)


Starting Price
Price Details
Service benefits include: housing, food, medical insurance, a monthly stipend and the opportunity to serve others. In most cases, qualifying educational loans may be deferred for up to three years.
What's Included
Accommodation Airfare Meals Travel Insurance Wifi
What's Not Included
Feb 03, 2020
Jan 01, 2019

About Program

Quaker Service seeks Voluntary Staff to live and work at Quaker Cottage, a cross-community family support center situated on the side of Black Mountain, overlooking West Belfast. Quaker Cottage is a very special day center that provides care and support for disadvantaged families referred by social services. Typically, the families have experienced some form of trauma in their lives or have difficulty coping with day-to-day living. All participant families live in areas most affected by the conflict in Northern Ireland.

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Program Highlights

  • Volunteers will principally be involved in working with children from 0-14 years old, using an individualized and effective model of child care.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Quaker Cottage is an AMAZING programme and organisation!

I worked at Quaker Cottage as a long-term volunteer for two years. Belfast is a great city and the volunteer accommodations are comfortable with the best view in the city, but what drew me there was the work of Quaker Cottage as an organisation and that is still the highlight. QC has an incredibly skilled and dedicated staff that it was a privilege to be a part of for two years.
Quaker Cottage is a cross-community family support centre serving mums and their children in the North and West of Belfast. The primary job of a volunteer? To love and celebrate the children of the families we work with and make sure they and their mums know it. I really couldn't have asked for a better gig. Good craic all round!
Part of what was so meaningful in the work was being a part of a different model of family intervention and support programmes that prioritises valuing and holding up those served. Quaker Cottage models the transformation possible when you value people-- when you show up with a lot of love, a good share of common sense, and practical support to show mums and their kids that they are worth care, that they can take up space, and that the good in this world is there for them too.

What would you improve about this program?
Only with more people getting the opportunity to be a part of this stellar organisation and bringing the lessons learned home to their communities to spread the positive impact. : )
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