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 #322 (Summer)

Dates: July 21 - August 9, 2019
Location: Camp Inspiration Hills, Burbank, Ohio
Applications due 6/7

Unit #323 (BRF)

Dates: August 18 - 26, 2019
Location: Camp Swatara, Bethel, PA
Applications due 7/5

Unit #324 (Fall)

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

BVS updates

Church of the Brethren renews memorandum of understanding with Selective Service
(May 6, 2019)
The Church of the Brethren has renewed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Selective Service System, the federal department responsible for the nation’s preparation for a military draft and draft registration. Selective Service also has worked with the historic peace churches to plan for alternative service for conscientious objectors in the event of a draft.

Brethren Volunteer Service announces orientation units
(April 18, 2019)
Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) has announced the dates and locations of orientation units for the rest of the year. BVS offers orientations to train prospective volunteers to serve fulltime for one or more years at projects across the United States and in several other countries around the world. For more about BVS go to .

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