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 Events

Re-entry Retreat for International BVS Alumni

April 4 - 7, 2014
Camp Friedenswald, Cassopolis, MI
Any BVS alum who has completed international service is invited. Email bvs@brethren.org for details!

BVS Summer Orientation Unit 305

July 20 - August 8, 2014
Camp Mardela, Denton, MD
Application deadline June 8, 2014
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BVS BRF Orientation Unit 306

August 17 - 26, 2014
New Windsor, MD
Application deadline July 4, 2014
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BVS Fall Orientation Unit 307

September 28 - October 17, 2014
New Windsor, MD
Application deadline August 9, 2014
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BVS updates

Volunteers to set out on ‘BVS Coast to Coast’ bicycle tour
(April 15, 2014)
Two Brethren Volunteer Service workers are setting out on a bicycle tour called “BVS Coast to Coast.” Chelsea Goss, of Mechanicsville, Va., and Rebekah Maldonado-Nofziger, of Pettisville, Ohio, plan to cross the country on their bicycles in support of the Church of the Brethren program.


Brethren Volunteer Service Unit 304 completes orientation
(April 1, 2014)
Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Unit 304 has completed the Winter orientation, held Jan, 26-Feb. 14 at Camp Ithiel in Gotha, Fla. Following are the names of the volunteers, their home congregation or home town, and placement sites:


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