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 #324 (Fall)

Dates: September 22 - October 11, 2019
Location: Camp Emmaus, Mount Morris, Illinois
Applications due 8/9

Unit #325 (Summer)

Dates: July 19 , 2020 - August 7, 2019
Location: TBD
Applications due 6/5

Unit #326 (BRF)

Dates: August 17 - 24, 2020
Location: TBD
Applications due 7/3

Unit #327 (Fall)

Dates: September 20 - October 9, 2020
Location: TBD
Applications due 8/7



BVS updates

Hannah Shultz to begin as coordinator of short-term service
(July 29, 2019)
Hannah Shultz has been hired by the Church of the Brethren as coordinator of short-term service, working as staff of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS). She will begin her new position at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill., on Aug. 5.


Church and Peace celebrates 70 years of active peace work in Europe
(June 1, 2019)
About 150 people from peace churches, peace organizations, communities, friends, and guests--from 10 denominations and Christian traditions and 14 countries--met to mark the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the European ecumenical network Church and Peace. They gathered on May 18 for a ceremony in the Reformation Church of Moabit in Berlin to celebrate the network’s past, present, and future with the theme, “‘I will give you future and hope’ (Jeremiah 29:11): 70 years of living nonviolence and resisting militarization.”


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