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 #325 (Summer)

Dates: July 19 - August 7, 2020
Location: TBD
Applications due 6/5

Unit #326 (BRF)

Dates: August 17 - 24, 2020
Location: TBD
Applications due 7/3

Unit #327 (Fall)

Dates: September 20 - October 9, 2020
Location: TBD
Applications due 8/7



BVS updates

Brethren Volunteer Service Units 322 and 323 complete orientation
(September 26, 2019)
The Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Units 322 and 323 have completed orientation and their members have begun work at their placement sites. The new volunteers’ names, congregations or hometowns, and placements follow.


Hannah Shultz to begin as coordinator of short-term service
(July 29, 2019)
Hannah Shultz has been hired by the Church of the Brethren as coordinator of short-term service, working as staff of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS). She will begin her new position at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill., on Aug. 5.


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