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 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 Winter Orientation Unit 308

January 25 - February 13, 2015
Camp Ithiel, Gotha, FL
Application deadline December 12, 2014
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BVS updates

Brethren Volunteer Service workers are in five nations across Europe
(June 11, 2014)
Fifteen Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) workers are serving in five nations across Europe. Here is an update on BVS project sites in Europe, where three volunteers are the first to serve in new projects for the program. The following listing is provided with help from Kristin Flory of the BVS staff, who works in the Brethren Service Europe office in Geneva, Switzerland:


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:


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