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.

View Projects Apply Now

Upcoming Orientation Units

Unit #316 (Summer)

Dates: July 16 - August 4, 2017
Location: Camp Colorado, a church of the Brethren camp in Sedalia, Colorado
Application deadline: June 2, 2017

Unit #317 (BRF)

Dates: August 20 - 29, 2017
Location: TBA
Application deadline: July 7, 2017
*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 #318 (Fall)

Dates: September 24 - October 13, 2017
Application deadline: August 11, 2017

BVS updates

BVS Unit 313 volunteers begin their terms of service
(September 10, 2016)
Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Unit 313 has completed orientation and the 14 volunteers in the unit have begun work at their project sites. The volunteers, their congregations or hometowns, and their project sites follow:

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.

More updates