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 #321 (Fall)

Dates: September 23 - October 12, 2018
Location: Camp Pine Lake, Eldora, Iowa
Applications due 8/17

Unit #322 (Summer)

Dates: July 21 - August 9, 2019
Location: TBD
Applications due 6/7

Unit #323 (BRF)

Dates: August 18 - 26, 2019
Location: TBD
Applications due 7/5

Unit #324 (Fall)

Dates: September 22 - October 11, 2019
Location: TBD
Applications due 8/9



BVS updates

Todd Bauer ends service with BVS as Latin America coordinator
(May 25, 2018)
Todd Bauer’s contract with Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) as Latin America coordinator will come to an end at the end of May. BVS is reevaluating how it coordinates its work in Latin America in light of lower numbers and tightening budgets. Bauer has served in the position for nearly 11 years.


Dan McFadden resigns as director of Brethren Volunteer Service
(April 20, 2018)
Dan McFadden has resigned as director of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) effective Nov. 2. He began his work with the Church of the Brethren on Dec. 1, 1995. He has worked out of the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill., for more than 22 years.


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