Brethren Volunteer Service

Brethren Volunteer Service is a full time volunteer program that places volunteers in a one or two year long assignment in the United States and some locations around the world. This ministry of the Church of the Brethren has been a major program in this Christian denomination since 1948.

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Upcoming Orientation Units

Unit #313

Dates: July 17 to August 5, 2016
Location: Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Maryland

Unit #314 (BRF)

Dates: August 21 to 30, 2016
Location: Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Maryland
*The purpose of this unit is to offer Brethren Volunteer Service in a context where conservative, evangelical Christian beliefs are taught and advocated. This orientation is open to those who uphold the values of the Brethren Revival Fellowship and other interested Christians who affirm this faith perspective.

Unit #315

Dates: September 25 to October 14, 2016
Location: Camp Eder, a Church of the Brethren camp in Fairfield, Pennsylvania


BVS updates

Applications are welcomed for Summer and Fall Brethren Volunteer Service orientations
(March 17, 2016)
Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) is scheduled to run three more orientations in 2016, already having completed one orientation in February. BVS is a fulltime volunteer program that places volunteers in a one- to two-year assignment in the United States and locations around the world.


Brethren Volunteer Service Unit 312 begins work
(March 17, 2016)
Volunteers who underwent orientation in the Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Unit 312, the Winter 2016 unit, have been assigned to their project sites. The volunteers, their hometowns, and project assignments follow:


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