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 #319 (Summer)

Dates: July 29 - August 17, 2018
Location: Camp Colorado, Sedalia, CO
Applications due 6/15

Unit #320 (BRF)

Dates: August 19 - 27, 2018
Location: Camp Swatara, Bethel, PA
Applications due 7/6

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

BVS updates

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.

New units of BVS volunteers at work across US, N. Ireland, Japan
(January 13, 2018)
Volunteers in the latest units of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) have been placed and are at work at project sites across the United States, Northern Ireland, and Japan. The volunteers in BVS orientation units 316 and 318 trained in the summer and fall of 2017. (Unit 317, which would have been a joint unit with the Brethren Revival Fellowship, was cancelled because of a lack of participants.)

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