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.
Re-entry Retreat for International BVS AlumniApril 4 - 7, 2014
Camp Friedenswald, Cassopolis, MI
Any BVS alum who has completed international service is invited. Email email@example.com for details!
BVS Summer Orientation Unit 305July 20 - August 8, 2014
Camp Mardela, Denton, MD
Application deadline June 8, 2014
BVS BRF Orientation Unit 306August 17 - 26, 2014
New Windsor, MD
Application deadline July 4, 2014
BVS Fall Orientation Unit 307September 28 - October 17, 2014
Application deadline August 9, 2014
The building of a shared society: The work of one BVS project site in Northern Ireland
(March 4, 2014)
East Belfast Mission, one of the project sites in Northern Ireland where Brethren Volunteer Service workers are placed, was in the news early this year when a peacebuilding event it hosted was met with violent protests. Here, BVS volunteer Megan Miller explains the groundbreaking work of the mission.
Many state laws link Selective Service registration to driver’s licenses
(January 25, 2014)
When young American men turn 18, they are required to register with the Selective Service System (SSS) because of federal law (50 U.S.C. App. 451 et seq). That law requires almost every male citizen, as well as immigrant men living in the United States, to register in the event of a military draft. To make sure there is 100 percent compliance, a lot of states have created legislation that links SSS registration with the process of applying for a driver’s license or state identification card.