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 #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
Location: Camp Pine Lake in Eldora, Iowa
Application deadline: August 11, 2017

BVS updates

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.

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:

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