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 #325 (Summer)

Dates: July 19 - August 7, 2020
Location: Camp Harmony – Hooversville, PA
Applications due 6/5

Unit #326 (BRF)

Dates: August 17 - 24, 2020
Location: Camp Swatara – Bethel, PA
Applications due 7/3

Unit #327 (Fall)

Dates: September 20 - October 9, 2020
Location: Camp Brethren Heights – Rodney, MI
Applications due 8/7

BVS updates

Spring break service trips are offered by Brethren Volunteer Service
(December 2, 2019)
For the first time, Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) is offering spring break service trips for college students. Join BVS in Boston either the first or second week of March 2020 for the opportunity to serve with organizations that are working to end hunger and provide essential resources to the Boston community.

Kristin Flory retires after 33 years as Brethren Service Europe representative
(November 15, 2019)
Kristin Flory will retire at the end of 2019 as Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) staff at the Brethren Service Europe office in Geneva, Switzerland. The office is being closed. In the new year, the Europe program of BVS will shift to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

More updates