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

Laminating with a BA: Learning how to make a life in Brethren Volunteer Service
(September 16, 2014)
It was Thursday morning, four days into my first week at Highland Park Elementary School, and I was sitting on the floor in the office cutting out still more newly laminated classroom decorations for the teachers. The principal turned to me and said, “After you’re done with that, I have a terribly mundane and tedious job for you.”


Annual BRF unit of Brethren Volunteer Service begins a year of service
(September 11, 2014)
The annual Brethren Revival Fellowship unit of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) has completed orientation and begun a year of volunteer service. All of the members of the unit are serving at the same project site, the Root Cellar in Lewiston, Maine, where one volunteer also will do work connected with the neighborhood around Horton Street House.


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