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 #319 (Summer)

Dates: July 29 - August 17, 2018
Location: Camp Colorado, Sedalia, CO
Applications due 6/15

Unit #320 (BRF)

Dates: August 19 - 27, 2018
Location: To Be Announced
Applications due 7/6



BVS updates

New units of BVS volunteers at work across US, N. Ireland, Japan
(January 13, 2018)
Volunteers in the latest units of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) have been placed and are at work at project sites across the United States, Northern Ireland, and Japan. The volunteers in BVS orientation units 316 and 318 trained in the summer and fall of 2017. (Unit 317, which would have been a joint unit with the Brethren Revival Fellowship, was cancelled because of a lack of participants.)


Two units of Brethren Volunteer Service are placed at project sites
(May 12, 2017)
In recent months, two units of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) have been placed at project sites across the United States and in a variety of international settings. The units are listed below by volunteer names and project placements.


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