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 #317 (BRF)

Dates: August 20 - 29, 2017
Location: TBA
Application deadline: July 7, 2017
*The purpose of this unit is to offer Brethren Volunteer Service in a context where conservative, evangelical Christian beliefs are taught and advocated. This orientation is open to those who uphold the values of the Brethren Revival Fellowship and other interested Christians who affirm this faith perspective.

Unit #318 (Fall)

Dates: September 24 - October 13, 2017
Location: Camp Pine Lake in Eldora, Iowa
Application deadline: August 31, 2017



BVS updates

Children’s Disaster Services aids families affected by Harvey
(August 28, 2017)
Twelve volunteers with Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) traveled to San Antonio on Sunday, Aug. 27, to serve children and families in Red Cross shelters. The families are among those who were evacuated or voluntarily left the area of southeast Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey and the torrential rain that has caused severe flooding.


Two units of Brethren Volunteer Service are placed at project sites
(May 12, 2017)
In recent months, two units of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) have been placed at project sites across the United States and in a variety of international settings. The units are listed below by volunteer names and project placements.


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