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 #308 (Winter)

Dates: January 25 to February 13, 2015
Location: Camp Ithiel, a Church of the Brethren camp in Gotha, FL
Application deadline: December 12, 2014
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Unit #309 (Summer)

Dates: July 19 to August 7, 2015
Location: Camp Mardela, a church of the Brethren camp in Denton, Maryland
Application deadline: June 5, 2015

Unit #310 (BRF)

Dates: August 23 to September 1, 2015
Location: Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Maryland
Application deadline: July 10, 2015
*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 #311 (Fall)

Dates: September 27 to October 16, 2015
Location: Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Maryland
Application deadline: August 14, 2015



BVS updates

Brethren Volunteer Service Unit 308 completes orientation
(March 4, 2015)
Unit 308 of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) completed orientation on Jan. 25-Feb. 14 at Camp Ithiel in Gotha, Fla. The members of the unit, their home congregations or hometowns, and the project placements follow:


Youth ministry webinar series continues with focus on ‘Life and Time’
(February 24, 2015)
The third webinar in a series on Christian practices for teens, offered for adult leaders of youth, will be on the topic “Life and Time.” Emily Tyler, coordinator of workcamps and volunteer recruitment for the Church of the Brethren, will be leading the webinar which takes place the evening of Tuesday, March 3, at 8 p.m. (eastern time).


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