For many young adults Quakerism expresses itself in community work, campaigning and activism. Young adult Quaker communities can be spaces to develop connection, share experiences, and find belonging.

In these pages you can find out more, including how to make contact with others and get involved.

Get involved

    Young adult Quaker videos

    Young adult Quakers talk about worship, faith and their spiritual journeys in this series of videos. (Pressing play on the video below will set a third-party cookie. Please see our cookies page to find out more.)

    Young adult Quaker groups

    Find a group of people like you. Group activities range from worship to activism. Find meaning, friendship and fun with a welcoming, LGBT-affirming group.

    Events and opportunities

    Young adult Quakers are involved in many different events and activities, which may be small gatherings or large all-age events. Find out what opportunities there may be near you.

    Grants and funding

    Britain Yearly Meeting offers grants for young adults Quakers to help access opportunities. You also may also be able to apply for other sources of funding. Find out more about the financial support available.

    A brief history of young adult Quakers

    Young adults have always been at the heart of Quakerism. In the 1650s, the 'Valiant Sixty', a network of Quakers who first spread the Quaker faith, were almost entirely in their 20s and 30s. George Fox, one of the founders of Quakerism, was only 21 when he left home to 'seek the Truth'.

    From those early days onwards, young people have helped move the society forward at key moments in our history. They have also often been at the forefront of movements for social change. Bayard Rustin, a young black American Quaker who was deeply involved in the civil rights movement, was 25 when he first attended 15th Street Meeting in New York.

    Today, young adults are still a vital part of Quaker community. You may wish to get involved in Young Friends General Meeting, find an inter-generational community through a local Quaker meeting, or to join a Young Adult group if there's one near you.


    If you can't find what you're looking for or would just like to chat to somebody before you go to a Quaker group or event just contact Naomi Major, Engaging Young Adult Quakers Project Officer on 07760 887 989 or email youngadults@quaker.org.uk.