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 #312

Dates: January 24 to February 12, 2016
Location: Camp Ithiel, a Church of the Brethren camp in Gotha, Florida

Unit #313

Dates: July 17 to August 5, 2016
Location: Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Maryland

Unit #314 (BRF)

Dates: August 21 to 30, 2016
Location: Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Maryland
*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 #315

Dates: September 25 to October 14, 2016
Location: Camp Eder, a Church of the Brethren camp in Fairfield, Pennsylvania


BVS updates

New unit of Brethren Volunteer Service completes orientation
(November 5, 2015)
Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Unit 311 has completed orientation, and the volunteers in the unit have begun work at their project sites. Following are the names, congregations or hometowns, and project sites of the new BVS volunteers:


Summer orientation held by Brethren Volunteer Service and Brethren Revival Fellowship
(October 14, 2015)
Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Unit 310 is an orientation unit held in cooperation with the Brethren Revival Fellowship (BRF). The volunteers in Unit 310 completed training this summer and have begun work at their project site. All of the volunteers are serving at the Root Cellar in Lewiston, Maine.


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