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 #322 (Summer)

Dates: July 21 - August 9, 2019
Location: Camp Inspiration Hills, Burbank, Ohio
Applications due 6/7

Unit #323 (BRF)

Dates: August 18 - 26, 2019
Location: Camp Swatara, Bethel, PA
Applications due 7/5

Unit #324 (Fall)

Dates: September 22 - October 11, 2019
Location: Camp Emmaus, Mount Morris, Illinois
Applications due 8/9

BVS updates

Conference examines Native American boarding school history
(November 16, 2018)
The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition on Oct. 2-3 held their first-ever boarding school healing conference, called “The Spirit Survives: A National Movement Toward Healing.”

Church of the Brethren workcamps announce 2019 theme
(September 21, 2018)
Inspired by 2 Peter 1:5-8 (The Message), the theme for the 2019 Church of the Brethren workcamp season is “Grow.” This theme focuses on complementing basic faith with qualities that encourage steady and active growth.

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