Brethren Volunteer Service
#1102.2: Church of the Brethren Office of Peacebuilding and Policy
Washington, District of Columbia
The Church of the Brethren Office of Peacebuilding and Policy seeks to live the peace of Jesus publicly by educating on issues and peace theology, advocating on Capitol Hill, and organizing Church of the Brethren members and congregations to take action on issues of concern for the denomination.
#1102.3: Reconcile International
Yei, South Sudan
Peacebuilders are sought to work as an administrative associate alongside indigenous leadership with RECONCILE International, a peace and reconciliation organization in South Sudan. Workers are also sought to serve in South Sudan with the Africa Inland Church in such fields as education, community health, agriculture, and local church ministry.
#1102.5: San Diego Peace Campus
San Diego, California
The San Diego Peace Campus is home to four organizations who come together around the common values of peace, social justice, sustainability, and spirituality: the Peace Resource Center (PRC), First Church of the Brethren (COB), San Diego Friends Meeting (Quakers), and the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) U.S.-Mexico Border Project.
#1129: World Friendship Center
Nishi-ku Hiroshima, Japan
The World Friendship Center promotes peace through classes, Peace Park tours and Hibakusha (A-bomb survivor) story scheduling, and by participating in a variety of community based Peace activities.
#1130: Center on Conscience & War
Washington, District of Columbia
The Center on Conscience & War (CCW, formerly NISBCO) is a 77-year-old nonprofit organization whose mission is to defend and extend the rights of conscientious objectors to war.
#1179: Corrymeela Community
Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
The Corrymeela Community is Northern Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation organization, working alongside people from youth and school groups, family and community organizations, faith communities, and political parties. We run group sessions using dialogue, experiential play, art, storytelling, meal-times, and shared community to help groups embrace difference and learn how to have difficult conversations.
#1317: Lancaster Area Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with God and people everywhere, from all walks for life, to develop communities with God’s people. We do this by building houses to provide decent homes in decent communities where people can live and grow into all that God intended.
#1318: Community Home Repair Projects of Arizona
Community Home Repair Projects of Arizona (CHRPA) is a non-profit agency dedicated to assisting low income homeowners in Pima County, Arizona. They provide emergency home repairs as well as adaptive and safety modifications for people with disabilities.
#1409: Midwives for Haiti
Midwives for Haiti educates Haitian women in providing prenatal care and skilled birth assistance to their fellow Haitian sisters, who too frequently die in childbirth without such care.
#1422: You’ai Care
You’ai Care partners with You’ai Hospital to provide care for hospice and cancer patients, conducts educational programs related to elder care issues in the community, and operates service-learning camps for children and youth.
#1501: Camp Courageous
Camp Courageous of Iowa is a year-round recreation and respite care facility that annually serves over 6,000 people with disabilities.
#1503: Camp Eder
Camp Eder, Christian Camp and Retreat Center, supported by the Southern Pennsylvania District Church of the Brethren, seeks to offer a place where persons can learn to know Jesus Christ through Bible-based ministry in an outdoor environment.
#1504: Camp Stevens
Camp Stevens a year-round camp and conference center with an emphasis on environmental stewardship, personal growth, and community development, seeks a Resident Intern to contribute to socially-conscious camp programs, physical property maintenance, and intentional community living.
#1505: Camp Mardela
Camp Mardela is a Church of the Brethren camp and retreat facility located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Camp Mardela’s mission is to “provide children and adults with opportunities for spiritual growth, fellowship and recreation in a setting that deepens their appreciation for God’s creation.”
#1510: Camp Swatara
The purpose of Camp Swatara is to provide opportunities in the natural setting for persons of all ages to grow in their relationship to Jesus Christ so that they may give their lives to Him in total discipleship.
#1515: Camp Myrtlewood
Myrtle Point, Oregon
Camp Myrtlewood, a Church of the Brethren year-round camp and retreat center, needs a Camp Assistant to help with food services, custodial work, building maintenance, and a recycling program.
#1602: Centro de Intercambio y Solidaridad (CIS)
San Salvador, El Salvador
The Centro de Intercambio y Solidaridad (CIS) is a multi-faceted organization seeking to promote solidarity and cultural exchange across borders between the Salvadoran people and others in the search for development and dignity.
#1622: Heifer International
Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the earth. Heifer Ranch is the largest of Heifer’s three US-based learning centers. All volunteers play a part in experiential education that inspires, challenges, and engages people to take action in Heifer’s mission.
#1625: Lybrook Community Ministries
Lybrook, New Mexico
Lybrook Community Ministries is an independent not-for-profit organization charged with re-vitalizing the ministries of the historic Lybrook Mission. Our vision is to foster the emergence of community relationships with local Navajo in an area that has lacked effective inter-clan relationships for generations.
#1644: Asociación Mangle
Jiquilisco, El Salvador
Asociación Mangle is a local grassroots organization that works in the following areas: community organizing, youth program based on popular education and arts, agriculture/aquaculture, commercialization, environment, and infrastructure.