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

Re-entry Retreat for International BVS Alumni

April 4 - 7, 2014
Camp Friedenswald, Cassopolis, MI
Any BVS alum who has completed international service is invited. Email bvs@brethren.org for details!

BVS Summer Orientation Unit 305

July 20 - August 8, 2014
Camp Mardela, Denton, MD
Application deadline June 8, 2014
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BVS BRF Orientation Unit 306

August 17 - 26, 2014
New Windsor, MD
Application deadline July 4, 2014
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BVS Fall Orientation Unit 307

September 28 - October 17, 2014
New Windsor, MD
Application deadline August 9, 2014
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BVS updates

Protests reveal a country’s struggle: A BVSer reports from Bosnia
(April 23, 2014)
Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) worker Stephanie Barras provided this report from Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina, where she has been living since Sept. 2013. She is working at OKC Abrasevic, a youth cultural center:


Volunteers to set out on ‘BVS Coast to Coast’ bicycle tour
(April 15, 2014)
Two Brethren Volunteer Service workers are setting out on a bicycle tour called “BVS Coast to Coast.” Chelsea Goss, of Mechanicsville, Va., and Rebekah Maldonado-Nofziger, of Pettisville, Ohio, plan to cross the country on their bicycles in support of the Church of the Brethren program.


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