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: Camp Harmony – Hooversville, PA
Applications due 6/5

Unit #326 (BRF)

Dates: August 17 - 24, 2020
Location: Camp Swatara – Bethel, PA
Applications due 7/3

Unit #327 (Fall)

Dates: September 20 - October 9, 2020
Location: Camp Brethren Heights – Rodney, MI
Applications due 8/7



BVS updates

Workcamp Ministry will offer seven weeks of virtual workcamps
(May 29, 2020)
The Workcamp office is excited to announce that we will be holding seven weeks of virtual workcamps this summer! Virtual workcamps will be held from 4-5 p.m. (Eastern time) every Monday from June 22 to Aug. 3. Each week will focus on one of the daily themes from our workcamp devotional book. Participants will hear a short reflection from one of our awesome workcamp directors, engage in small and large group discussions, and play some fun games with us!


Church of the Brethren’s summer workcamps are canceled
(April 28, 2020)
It is with a heavy heart that we are writing to announce the decision to cancel all workcamps this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In cancelling workcamps, we are choosing to prioritize health and safety and protect workcamp participants, local communities, and service site partners from unnecessary risk. Please know that this was not an easy decision to make and that we will greatly miss serving alongside the workcamp participants this year.


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