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 Events

BVS Fall Orientation Unit 307

September 28 - October 17, 2014
New Windsor, MD
Application deadline August 9, 2014
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BVS Winter Orientation Unit 308

January 25 - February 13, 2015
Camp Ithiel, Gotha, FL
Application deadline December 12, 2014
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BVS updates

Brethren Volunteer Service Unit 307 begins service
(October 22, 2014)
Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Unit 307 has completed its orientation and the volunteers have been placed at their projects. This Fall unit held orientation on Sept. 28-Oct. 17 at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. The volunteers, their home congregations or hometowns, and project placements follow:


‘Every single person was just so kind’: BVSers talk about their cross-country bicycle trek
(October 14, 2014)
In this Newsline interview, Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) workers Chelsea Goss and Rebekah Maldonado-Nofziger talk about their cross country bicycling adventure “BVS Coast to Coast.” They started off May 1 from the Atlantic coast of Virginia, and completed the trek Aug. 18 on the Pacific coast of Oregon. On the way they visited church communities and friends and family to promote BVS, and participated in three Church of the Brethren conferences. Their major learning? The kindness and caring of the people they met:


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