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Emanuel Children's Home (Hogar de Niños Emanuel) bvs15.50167 -88.02774 The Emanuel Childrens Home (Hogar de Niños Emanuel) assists in the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of abused, disadvantaged, and homeless children ranging in age from infant to eighteen years of age. San Pedro Sula Honduras http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/108.html
Casa de Esperanza de los Niños (The House of Hope for Children) bvs29.7601927 -95.3693896 Casa de Esperanza serves as a safe place for children who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect, or HIV/AIDS. HoustonTexas United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/112.html
Quaker Cottage bvs54.597285 -5.93012 Quaker Cottage aims to provide a safe and caring environment to actively promote increased self-esteem, greater family understanding and cooperation, improved social and life skills, enhanced development, and mutual understanding and respect. Belfast Northern Ireland http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/113.html
Youth & Young Adult Ministries bvs42.0372487 -88.28118949999998 The Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Church of the Brethren work with youth of all ages and young adults in forming Christian values, serving the community, and promoting peace through various programs. ElginIllinois United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/204.html
Youth Initiatives bvs54.597285 -5.93012 Youth Initiatives is a cross-community youth work organization that aims to awaken hope, inspire initiative, and mobilize youth to make a vital contribution to their community and to reconciliation in Northern Ireland. Belfast/Downpatrick/Banbridge/Londonderry Northern Ireland http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/206.html
Weierhof Mennonite Congregation bvs49.6346358 8.0297752 The Weierhof Mennonite congregation seeks a Volunteer Youth Facilitator. He/she will facilitate our multiple youth groups, help integrate youth into the congregation, plan activities and retreats, and also assist with worship services Weierhof Germany http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/207.html
Rural and Migrant Ministry bvs41.8012001 -74.74655 Rural and Migrant Ministry (RMM) works in the areas of accompaniment, education, and youth empowerment in its quest to stand with disenfranchised farm- and rural workers and to change unjust systems and structures. RMM seeks BVS volunteers for two of its programs. LibertyNew York United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/208.html
Glebe House bvs54.33573 -5.54467 Run by Harmony Community Trust, Glebe House is a residential center on a 16-acre wildlife area close to the Strangford Lough that delivers year-round community relations, social inclusion, and respite programs for people of all ages. Kilclief/Strangford Northern Ireland http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/224.html
Cross Keys Village Brethren Home Community bvs39.8637086 -77.0558143 Cross Keys Village – Volunteers are actively involved in day-to-day living, whether participating through the department of independent living, personal care, or healthcare. We will match your skills and talents from within the many avenues available at our campus. New OxfordPennsylvania United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/304.html
The Palms Retirement Community bvs27.495592 -81.440907 The Palms Retirement Community seeks volunteers to assist with special activities and programs, complete light computer work, and spend time visiting with residents as well as helping with parties, decorating, and generating new ideas. SebringFlorida United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/307.html
Human Resources Development Council bvs48.549999 -109.6840887 District IV Human Resources Development Council is a non-profit Community Action Agency that has been serving the Hi-Line region of North-Central Montana since 1965. The aim is to engage low-income families with the maximum opportunity to address their needs, envision their possibilities and live a productive life of dignity. HavreMontana United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/401.html
Capstone bvs29.95106579999999 -90.0715323 Based in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Capstone seeks to provide a stable community environment to those needing a solid foothold in life. New OrleansLouisiana United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/418.html
Brethren Disaster Ministries bvs39.5420455 -77.1080376 Brethren Disaster Ministries (BDM) is a program of the Church of the Brethren that repairs and rebuilds homes for survivors of natural disasters across the United States. New WindsorMaryland United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/420.html
Hopewell Inn bvs41.4583885 -80.9550919 Hopewell is a therapeutic farm community dedicated to serving adults with serious mental illness. Through participation in meaningful work and group activities, Hopewell assists residents in moving to more independent living situations. MesopotamiaOhio United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/606.html
Gould Farm bvs42.1810128 -73.2057595 Gould Farm is America’s original community for psychiatric rehabilitation in an open setting, located on 700 acres of farm and woodlands. Gould Farm uses a community-oriented, work-based approach towards therapy. MontereyMassachusetts United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/608.html
L'Arche Kilkenny bvs52.5448213 -7.3920332 BVS placements are available at some of the many L'Arche communities in Europe. Callan, County Kilkenny Republic of Ireland http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/609.html
L'Arche Dublin bvs53.3498053 -6.2603097 BVS placements are available at some of the many L'Arche communities in Europe. Dublin Republic of Ireland http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/611.html
Arche Community Tecklenburg bvs52.2203039 7.8123633 BVS placements are available at some of the many L'Arche communities in Europe. Tecklenburg Germany http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/612.html
L'Arche Belfast bvs54.597285 -5.93012 BVS placements are available at some of the many L'Arche communities in Europe. Belfast Northern Ireland http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/613.html
Arche Community Ravensburg bvs47.7782704 9.6121303 BVS placements are available at some of the many L'Arche communities in Europe. Ravensburg Germany http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/616.html
IncredABLE bvs54.37231999999999 -6.553869999999961 IncredABLE works with children and adults who have an intellectual disability or autism and promotes their inclusion as active members of society. We offer a wide range of projects and services to provide social, recreational, and educational opportunities for people of all ages with learning disabilities. Richhill Northern Ireland http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/617.html
L'Arche de Cuise bvs49.386771 3.006905 BVS placements are available at some of the many L’Arche communities in Europe. Cuise la Motte France http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/618.html
L'Arche Chicago bvs41.8781136 -87.6297982 At L’Arche Chicago, we are people, with and without developmental disabilities, sharing life together in communities of faith. Assistants enter into mutual relationships with core members (adults with disabilities), revealing their gifts to the world and (hopefully!) finding themselves transformed in these relationships. ChicagoIllinois United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/620.html
Blue Rose Ranch, Inc. bvs0.0 0.0 Blue Rose Ranch, Inc., is looking for an equine-focused young adult to serve as Horse Care Worker to work and live at the ranch. SpringfieldColorado United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/706.html
Washington City Church of the Brethren bvs38.90723089999999 -77.03646409999999 Washington City Church of the Brethren is a small congregation committed to seeking justice, wholeness, and community through the gospel of Jesus. For over 30 years, the church has operated the Brethren Nutrition Program (BNP), a soup kitchen that exists to serve hungry neighbors on Capitol Hill. WashingtonDistrict of Columbia United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/803.html
Abode Services bvs37.5482697 -121.9885719 Abode Services at Sunrise Village Shelter provides transitional shelter and comprehensive support services to single adults and families with children who are experiencing homelessness. FremontCalifornia United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/804.html
Project PLASE bvs39.2903848 -76.6121893 Project PLASE is a homeless housing organization working to bring hope, restore dignity, and end the cycle of homelessness for clients and their families. BaltimoreMaryland United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/809.html
Good Shepherd Food Bank bvs44.0978509 -70.2311655 The mission of Good Shepherd Food Bank is to eliminate hunger in Maine by sourcing and distributing nutritious food to people in need, building strong community partnerships, and mobilizing the public in the fight to end hunger. AuburnMaine United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/810.html
San Antonio Catholic Worker House bvs29.4241219 -98.4936282 The Catholic Worker House is looking for Resident Volunteers to provide hospitality to 100-200 day guests, most of whom are men experiencing homelessness. San AntonioTexas United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/813.html
La Puente Home bvs37.4694491 -105.8700214 La Puente Home provides emergency, shelter, food services, advocacy, and transitional assistance for the homeless and community members in crisis in Colorado's San Luis Valley. Programs also support migrant farm workers that live and work in the San Luis Valley during harvest season. The project aims to meet immediate needs and to empower people to live independently and with dignity. AlamosaColorado United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/823.html
Capital Area Food Bank bvs38.8951118 -77.0363658 The Capital Area Food Bank works to alleviate hunger in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area by acquiring and distributing food to a network of member organizations that serve low-income individuals. WashingtonDistrict of Columbia United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/830.html
Meeting Ground bvs39.6067789 -75.8332718 Meeting Ground provides emergency and transitional housing for persons who are experiencing homelessness, offers drop-in services for persons who are unsheltered, and engages in education and advocacy. ElktonMaryland United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/838.html
Su Casa Catholic Worker bvs41.8781136 -87.6297982 Su Casa Catholic Worker, as part of the Central American Martyrs Center, provides hospitality and a healing environment for homeless Latino families, reaches out to the local community through a weekly soup kitchen and recreation programs for kids, and engages in education and action to work for social justice. ChicagoIllinois United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/846.html
SnowCap Food Pantry bvs45.5384529 -122.4339803 SnowCap Food Pantry is a 50-year-old charity providing food and clothing to over 8,000 low-income neighbors each month. SnowCap seeks a Volunteer to take part in the charity’s mission and fulfill a variety of jobs as dictated by organizational need and the volunteer’s interests and abilities. FairviewOregon United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/849.html
Sisters of the Road bvs45.5234515 -122.6762071 Sisters of the Road exists to build authentic relationships through our day-to-day work of running the café together and our work to create systemic change that improves the lives of people dealing with poverty and homelessness. PortlandOregon United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/851.html
Human Solutions bvs45.5234515 -122.6762071 Human Solutions is a non-profit agency, located in the Portland Metro area, serving Mid and East Multnomah Counties. Our mission is to help low-income and homeless families gain self-sufficiency by providing affordable housing, family support services, job readiness training and economic development opportunities. PortlandOregon United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/855.html
Family Emergency Shelter Coalition bvs37.6688205 -122.0807964 Family Emergency Shelter Coalition (FESCO) was founded in 1986 by a coalition of area churches and community members to address their concerns about the growing number of families falling into homelessness in Alameda County. HaywardCalifornia United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/858.html
Deep Roots, Inc. bvs0.0 0.0 Deep Roots operates a homeless community called Clairvaux Farm, where we host up to ten families. EarlevilleMaryland United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/859.html
Alderson Hospitality House bvs37.725954 -80.6420237 Alderson Hospitality House seeks a Volunteer to share in the life and work of our ministry. We provide lodging, meals, transportation, and support to those visiting loved ones at a nearby federal women’s prison camp. AldersonWest Virginia United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/922.html
Union Victoria Community in Popular Resistance bvs15.783471 -90.230759 The community members of Union Victoria suffered over 15 years of persecution from the Guatemalan military and have settled to begin rebuilding their community and lives. A volunteer is needed to live in solidarity with the community and offer a level of security through international presence. Union Victoria Guatemala http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1005.html
Brot & Rosen Community bvs53.5510846 9.99368179999999 Brot und Rosen is an intentional Christian community of core members living in a house of hospitality for homeless refugees in need. Hamburg Germany http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1028.html
National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund bvs38.8951118 -77.0363658 The National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund is a non-profit organization established to pass the Religions Freedom Peace Tax Fund Act. WashingtonDistrict of Columbia United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/11005.html
El Centro Arte para la Paz bvs13.933732 -89.025836 El Centro Arte para la Paz is a locally-supported organization that works to develop and promote a culture of peace through creativity, imagination, cultural exchange, and the arts. Suchitoto El Salvador http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/11019.html
Church of the Brethren Office of Public Witness bvs38.8951118 -77.0363658 The Church of the Brethren Office of Public Witness 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. WashingtonDistrict of Columbia United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/11022.html
Reconcile International bvs4.1 30.67 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. Yei South Sudan http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/11023.html
San Diego Peace Campus bvs32.7153292 -117.1572551 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. San DiegoCalifornia United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/11025.html
OKC Abrasevic bvs43.3422732 17.8127536 The Abrasevic Youth Cultural Center believes that positive change is possible in post-war Mostar and offers programs and resources to promote social change, develop civil society and a cultural scene in the city and region. Mostar Bosnia-Herzegovina http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1110.html
World Friendship Center bvs34.3852029 132.4552927 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. Nishi-ku Hiroshima Japan http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1129.html
Center on Conscience & War bvs38.8951118 -77.0363658 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. WashingtonDistrict of Columbia United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1130.html
On Earth Peace bvs39.5420455 -77.1080376 On Earth Peace, a Church of the Brethren agency, cultivates people and communities who reduce violence, advance justice, and build peace. New WindsorMaryland United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1157.html
Corrymeela Community bvs0.0 0.0 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. Ballycastle Northern Ireland http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1179.html
Lancaster Area Habitat for Humanity bvs40.0378755 -76.3055144 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. LancasterPennsylvania United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1317.html
Community Home Repair Projects of Arizona bvs0.0 0.0 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. TucsonArizona United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1318.html
Midwives for Haiti bvs19.143431 -72.00389100000001 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. Hinche Haiti http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1409.html
You’ai Care bvs0.0 0.0 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. Pingding China http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1422.html
Camp Courageous bvs42.2383351 -91.1870937 Camp Courageous of Iowa is a year-round recreation and respite care facility that annually serves over 6,000 people with disabilities. MonticelloIowa United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1501.html
Camp Eder bvs39.7873173 -77.3685984 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. FairfieldPennsylvania United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1503.html
Camp Stevens bvs33.0786552 -116.6019637 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. JulianCalifornia United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1504.html
Camp Mardela bvs38.8845582 -75.8271563 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.” DentonMaryland United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1505.html
Camp Swatara bvs40.4744241 -76.2920293 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. BethelPennsylvania United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1510.html
Camp Myrtlewood bvs43.064832 -124.138992 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. Myrtle PointOregon United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1515.html
Centro de Intercambio y Solidaridad (CIS) bvs13.706881 -89.20181000000002 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. San Salvador El Salvador http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1602.html
Heifer International bvs0.0 0.0 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. PerryvilleArkansas United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1622.html
Lybrook Community Ministries bvs36.2333466 -107.5622739 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. LybrookNew Mexico United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1625.html
Asociación Mangle bvs13.64121 -88.785423 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. Jiquilisco El Salvador http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1644.html
The Root Cellar bvs44.100351 -70.2147764 The Root Cellar is an inner-city ministry that connects local Christians and churches with social, economic, and spiritual needs in the impoverished downtown neighborhood of Lewiston. LewistonMaine United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1645.html
EYN (Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria – Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) bvs10.3241121 13.1597441 EYN (Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria – Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) seeks Volunteers to work alongside Nigerian leadership within local churches and in the areas of community health, agriculture, HIV/AIDS, appropriate technology, and water systems. Kwarhi Nigeria http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1648.html
Hillcrest School bvs9.9333333 8.8833333 Elementary and Secondary Teachers are needed by Hillcrest School, a highly-regarded Christian school for kindergarten through twelfth grade in Jos, Nigeria. Jos Nigeria http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1705.html
EYN Secondary School bvs10.3241121 13.1597441 EYN Comprehensive Secondary School, a Christian school in Kwarhi, Nigeria, needs Secondary School Teachers. Kwarhi Nigeria http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1716.html
Maine Area Home School Project bvs44.100351 -70.2147764 The Church of the Brethren Ministries (Maine Home School Project) seeks a Volunteer interested in making a difference in home school families. LewistonMaine United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1718.html
Colegio Miguel Angel Asturias bvs14.836156 -91.521959 Colegio Miguel Angel Asturias is an innovative nonprofit school located in Xela, providing education to children from the most vulnerable sectors of society. Quetzaltenango Guatemala http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1722.html
Asian Rural Institute bvs36.565725 139.8835651 The Asian Rural Institute (ARI) is an international training ground for grassroots rural leaders. Tochigi-ken Japan http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1723.html
Highland Park Elementary School bvs37.2709704 -79.9414266 Highland Park Elementary School, which serves approximately 300 urban students in preschool through fifth grade, seeks a Teachers’ Assistant and Project Coordinator to work with the school in day-to-day activities. RoanokeVirginia United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1724.html
Horton’s Kids bvs0.0 0.0 Horton’s Kids empowers children living in one of Washington, DC’s most under-resourced communities through research-based programs in three areas of focus: academic, youth development, and health and basic needs. WashingtonDistrict of Columbia United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1726.html
Trees for Life bvs37.6888889 -97.3361111 Trees for Life helps people in developing countries empower themselves, focusing on long-term empowerment rather than simply fixing immediate problems. WichitaKansas United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1801.html
New Community Project bvs38.4495688 -78.8689155 New Community Project is a faith-based nonprofit organization committed to the creation of sustainable systems that care for the earth, empower people most marginalized and impoverished, educate and inspire, and build the foundation for a nonviolent lifestyle. HarrisonburgVirginia United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1802.html
BVS/Global Missions - Brazil bvs-14.235004 -51.92528 BVS/Global Missions in Brazil organizes community outreach programs of the congregations in Campinas (Sao Paulo) area and the city of Rio Verde, Goias state. These outreach programs currently focus on children’s programs of educational support and Christian education linked directly to the congregational ministry. These outreaches respond to stated needs of the communities as well as the church membership. Brazil Brazil http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1908.html
Iglesia Bautista Emmanuel bvs13.706881 -89.20181 Iglesia Bautista Emmanuel has a long-standing tradition of peace and justice work as well as a more than 20-year relationship with the Manchester Church of the Brethren in North Manchester, Indiana. San Salvador El Salvador http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1914.html
Hagerstown Church of the Brethren / Shepherd's Spring Outdoor Ministry Center bvs0.0 0.0 Hagerstown Church of the Brethren and Shepherd’s Spring Outdoor Ministry Center seek a Youth Worker to work with and for children, youth, and young adults in their two different settings. HagerstownMaryland United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/1915.html
BVS Office Positions bvs42.0372487 -88.2811895 Brethren Volunteer Service seeks an Orientation Assistant and a Recruitment Assistant. ElginIllinois United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/2006.html
Congregational Life Ministries bvs42.0372487 -88.2811895 Congregational Life Ministries of the Church of the Brethren seeks a Coordinating Assistant to assist with the planning of denominational conferences such as National Older Adult Conference. ElginIllinois United States http://www.brethren.org/bvs/projects/2010.html

81 Projects

#108: Emanuel Children's Home (Hogar de Niños Emanuel)
San Pedro Sula,  Honduras
The Emanuel Childrens Home (Hogar de Niños Emanuel) assists in the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of abused, disadvantaged, and homeless children ranging in age from infant to eighteen years of age.

#112: Casa de Esperanza de los Niños (The House of Hope for Children)
Houston,  Texas
Casa de Esperanza serves as a safe place for children who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect, or HIV/AIDS.

#113: Quaker Cottage
Belfast,  Northern Ireland
Quaker Cottage aims to provide a safe and caring environment to actively promote increased self-esteem, greater family understanding and cooperation, improved social and life skills, enhanced development, and mutual understanding and respect.

#204: Youth & Young Adult Ministries
Elgin,  Illinois
The Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Church of the Brethren work with youth of all ages and young adults in forming Christian values, serving the community, and promoting peace through various programs.

#206: Youth Initiatives
Belfast/Downpatrick/Banbridge/Londonderry,  Northern Ireland
Youth Initiatives is a cross-community youth work organization that aims to awaken hope, inspire initiative, and mobilize youth to make a vital contribution to their community and to reconciliation in Northern Ireland.

#207: Weierhof Mennonite Congregation
Weierhof,  Germany
The Weierhof Mennonite congregation seeks a Volunteer Youth Facilitator. He/she will facilitate our multiple youth groups, help integrate youth into the congregation, plan activities and retreats, and also assist with worship services

#208: Rural and Migrant Ministry
Liberty,  New York
Rural and Migrant Ministry (RMM) works in the areas of accompaniment, education, and youth empowerment in its quest to stand with disenfranchised farm- and rural workers and to change unjust systems and structures. RMM seeks BVS volunteers for two of its programs.

#224: Glebe House
Kilclief/Strangford,  Northern Ireland
Run by Harmony Community Trust, Glebe House is a residential center on a 16-acre wildlife area close to the Strangford Lough that delivers year-round community relations, social inclusion, and respite programs for people of all ages.

#304: Cross Keys Village Brethren Home Community
New Oxford,  Pennsylvania
Cross Keys Village – Volunteers are actively involved in day-to-day living, whether participating through the department of independent living, personal care, or healthcare. We will match your skills and talents from within the many avenues available at our campus.

#307: The Palms Retirement Community
Sebring,  Florida
The Palms Retirement Community seeks volunteers to assist with special activities and programs, complete light computer work, and spend time visiting with residents as well as helping with parties, decorating, and generating new ideas.

#401: Human Resources Development Council
Havre,  Montana
District IV Human Resources Development Council is a non-profit Community Action Agency that has been serving the Hi-Line region of North-Central Montana since 1965. The aim is to engage low-income families with the maximum opportunity to address their needs, envision their possibilities and live a productive life of dignity.

#418: Capstone
New Orleans,  Louisiana
Based in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Capstone seeks to provide a stable community environment to those needing a solid foothold in life.

#420: Brethren Disaster Ministries
New Windsor,  Maryland
Brethren Disaster Ministries (BDM) is a program of the Church of the Brethren that repairs and rebuilds homes for survivors of natural disasters across the United States.

#606: Hopewell Inn
Mesopotamia,  Ohio
Hopewell is a therapeutic farm community dedicated to serving adults with serious mental illness. Through participation in meaningful work and group activities, Hopewell assists residents in moving to more independent living situations.

#608: Gould Farm
Monterey,  Massachusetts
Gould Farm is America’s original community for psychiatric rehabilitation in an open setting, located on 700 acres of farm and woodlands. Gould Farm uses a community-oriented, work-based approach towards therapy.

#609: L'Arche Kilkenny
Callan, County Kilkenny,  Republic of Ireland
BVS placements are available at some of the many L'Arche communities in Europe.

#611: L'Arche Dublin
Dublin,  Republic of Ireland
BVS placements are available at some of the many L'Arche communities in Europe.

#612: Arche Community Tecklenburg
Tecklenburg,  Germany
BVS placements are available at some of the many L'Arche communities in Europe.

#613: L'Arche Belfast
Belfast,  Northern Ireland
BVS placements are available at some of the many L'Arche communities in Europe.

#616: Arche Community Ravensburg
Ravensburg,  Germany
BVS placements are available at some of the many L'Arche communities in Europe.

#617: IncredABLE
Richhill,  Northern Ireland
IncredABLE works with children and adults who have an intellectual disability or autism and promotes their inclusion as active members of society. We offer a wide range of projects and services to provide social, recreational, and educational opportunities for people of all ages with learning disabilities.

#618: L'Arche de Cuise
Cuise la Motte,  France
BVS placements are available at some of the many L’Arche communities in Europe.

#620: L'Arche Chicago
Chicago,  Illinois
At L’Arche Chicago, we are people, with and without developmental disabilities, sharing life together in communities of faith. Assistants enter into mutual relationships with core members (adults with disabilities), revealing their gifts to the world and (hopefully!) finding themselves transformed in these relationships.

#706: Blue Rose Ranch, Inc.
Springfield,  Colorado
Blue Rose Ranch, Inc., is looking for an equine-focused young adult to serve as Horse Care Worker to work and live at the ranch.

#803: Washington City Church of the Brethren
Washington,  District of Columbia
Washington City Church of the Brethren is a small congregation committed to seeking justice, wholeness, and community through the gospel of Jesus. For over 30 years, the church has operated the Brethren Nutrition Program (BNP), a soup kitchen that exists to serve hungry neighbors on Capitol Hill.

#804: Abode Services
Fremont,  California
Abode Services at Sunrise Village Shelter provides transitional shelter and comprehensive support services to single adults and families with children who are experiencing homelessness.

#809: Project PLASE
Baltimore,  Maryland
Project PLASE is a homeless housing organization working to bring hope, restore dignity, and end the cycle of homelessness for clients and their families.

#810: Good Shepherd Food Bank
Auburn,  Maine
The mission of Good Shepherd Food Bank is to eliminate hunger in Maine by sourcing and distributing nutritious food to people in need, building strong community partnerships, and mobilizing the public in the fight to end hunger.

#813: San Antonio Catholic Worker House
San Antonio,  Texas
The Catholic Worker House is looking for Resident Volunteers to provide hospitality to 100-200 day guests, most of whom are men experiencing homelessness.

#823: La Puente Home
Alamosa,  Colorado
La Puente Home provides emergency, shelter, food services, advocacy, and transitional assistance for the homeless and community members in crisis in Colorado's San Luis Valley. Programs also support migrant farm workers that live and work in the San Luis Valley during harvest season. The project aims to meet immediate needs and to empower people to live independently and with dignity.

#830: Capital Area Food Bank
Washington,  District of Columbia
The Capital Area Food Bank works to alleviate hunger in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area by acquiring and distributing food to a network of member organizations that serve low-income individuals.

#838: Meeting Ground
Elkton,  Maryland
Meeting Ground provides emergency and transitional housing for persons who are experiencing homelessness, offers drop-in services for persons who are unsheltered, and engages in education and advocacy.

#846: Su Casa Catholic Worker
Chicago,  Illinois
Su Casa Catholic Worker, as part of the Central American Martyrs Center, provides hospitality and a healing environment for homeless Latino families, reaches out to the local community through a weekly soup kitchen and recreation programs for kids, and engages in education and action to work for social justice.

#849: SnowCap Food Pantry
Fairview,  Oregon
SnowCap Food Pantry is a 50-year-old charity providing food and clothing to over 8,000 low-income neighbors each month. SnowCap seeks a Volunteer to take part in the charity’s mission and fulfill a variety of jobs as dictated by organizational need and the volunteer’s interests and abilities.

#851: Sisters of the Road
Portland,  Oregon
Sisters of the Road exists to build authentic relationships through our day-to-day work of running the café together and our work to create systemic change that improves the lives of people dealing with poverty and homelessness.

#855: Human Solutions
Portland,  Oregon
Human Solutions is a non-profit agency, located in the Portland Metro area, serving Mid and East Multnomah Counties. Our mission is to help low-income and homeless families gain self-sufficiency by providing affordable housing, family support services, job readiness training and economic development opportunities.

#858: Family Emergency Shelter Coalition
Hayward,  California
Family Emergency Shelter Coalition (FESCO) was founded in 1986 by a coalition of area churches and community members to address their concerns about the growing number of families falling into homelessness in Alameda County.

#859: Deep Roots, Inc.
Earleville,  Maryland
Deep Roots operates a homeless community called Clairvaux Farm, where we host up to ten families.

#922: Alderson Hospitality House
Alderson,  West Virginia
Alderson Hospitality House seeks a Volunteer to share in the life and work of our ministry. We provide lodging, meals, transportation, and support to those visiting loved ones at a nearby federal women’s prison camp.

#1005: Union Victoria Community in Popular Resistance
Union Victoria,  Guatemala
The community members of Union Victoria suffered over 15 years of persecution from the Guatemalan military and have settled to begin rebuilding their community and lives. A volunteer is needed to live in solidarity with the community and offer a level of security through international presence.

#1028: Brot & Rosen Community
Hamburg,  Germany
Brot und Rosen is an intentional Christian community of core members living in a house of hospitality for homeless refugees in need.

#1100.5: National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund
Washington,  District of Columbia
The National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund is a non-profit organization established to pass the Religions Freedom Peace Tax Fund Act.

#1101.9: El Centro Arte para la Paz
Suchitoto,  El Salvador
El Centro Arte para la Paz is a locally-supported organization that works to develop and promote a culture of peace through creativity, imagination, cultural exchange, and the arts.

#1102.2: Church of the Brethren Office of Public Witness
Washington,  District of Columbia
The Church of the Brethren Office of Public Witness 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.

#1110: OKC Abrasevic
Mostar,  Bosnia-Herzegovina
The Abrasevic Youth Cultural Center believes that positive change is possible in post-war Mostar and offers programs and resources to promote social change, develop civil society and a cultural scene in the city and region.

#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.

#1157: On Earth Peace
New Windsor,  Maryland
On Earth Peace, a Church of the Brethren agency, cultivates people and communities who reduce violence, advance justice, and build peace.

#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
Lancaster,  Pennsylvania
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
Tucson,  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
Hinche,  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
Pingding,  China
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
Monticello,  Iowa
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
Fairfield,  Pennsylvania
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
Julian,  California
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
Denton,  Maryland
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
Bethel,  Pennsylvania
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
Perryville,  Arkansas
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.

#1645: The Root Cellar
Lewiston,  Maine
The Root Cellar is an inner-city ministry that connects local Christians and churches with social, economic, and spiritual needs in the impoverished downtown neighborhood of Lewiston.

#1648: EYN (Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria – Church of the Brethren in Nigeria)
Kwarhi,  Nigeria
EYN (Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria – Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) seeks Volunteers to work alongside Nigerian leadership within local churches and in the areas of community health, agriculture, HIV/AIDS, appropriate technology, and water systems.

#1705: Hillcrest School
Jos,  Nigeria
Elementary and Secondary Teachers are needed by Hillcrest School, a highly-regarded Christian school for kindergarten through twelfth grade in Jos, Nigeria.

#1716: EYN Secondary School
Kwarhi,  Nigeria
EYN Comprehensive Secondary School, a Christian school in Kwarhi, Nigeria, needs Secondary School Teachers.

#1718: Maine Area Home School Project
Lewiston,  Maine
The Church of the Brethren Ministries (Maine Home School Project) seeks a Volunteer interested in making a difference in home school families.

#1722: Colegio Miguel Angel Asturias
Quetzaltenango,  Guatemala
Colegio Miguel Angel Asturias is an innovative nonprofit school located in Xela, providing education to children from the most vulnerable sectors of society.

#1723: Asian Rural Institute
Tochigi-ken,  Japan
The Asian Rural Institute (ARI) is an international training ground for grassroots rural leaders.

#1724: Highland Park Elementary School
Roanoke,  Virginia
Highland Park Elementary School, which serves approximately 300 urban students in preschool through fifth grade, seeks a Teachers’ Assistant and Project Coordinator to work with the school in day-to-day activities.

#1726: Horton’s Kids
Washington,  District of Columbia
Horton’s Kids empowers children living in one of Washington, DC’s most under-resourced communities through research-based programs in three areas of focus: academic, youth development, and health and basic needs.

#1801: Trees for Life
Wichita,  Kansas
Trees for Life helps people in developing countries empower themselves, focusing on long-term empowerment rather than simply fixing immediate problems.

#1802: New Community Project
Harrisonburg,  Virginia
New Community Project is a faith-based nonprofit organization committed to the creation of sustainable systems that care for the earth, empower people most marginalized and impoverished, educate and inspire, and build the foundation for a nonviolent lifestyle.

#1908: BVS/Global Missions - Brazil
Brazil,  Brazil
BVS/Global Missions in Brazil organizes community outreach programs of the congregations in Campinas (Sao Paulo) area and the city of Rio Verde, Goias state. These outreach programs currently focus on children’s programs of educational support and Christian education linked directly to the congregational ministry. These outreaches respond to stated needs of the communities as well as the church membership.

#1914: Iglesia Bautista Emmanuel
San Salvador,  El Salvador
Iglesia Bautista Emmanuel has a long-standing tradition of peace and justice work as well as a more than 20-year relationship with the Manchester Church of the Brethren in North Manchester, Indiana.

#1915: Hagerstown Church of the Brethren / Shepherd's Spring Outdoor Ministry Center
Hagerstown,  Maryland
Hagerstown Church of the Brethren and Shepherd’s Spring Outdoor Ministry Center seek a Youth Worker to work with and for children, youth, and young adults in their two different settings.

#2006: BVS Office Positions
Elgin,  Illinois
Brethren Volunteer Service seeks an Orientation Assistant and a Recruitment Assistant.

#2010: Congregational Life Ministries
Elgin,  Illinois
Congregational Life Ministries of the Church of the Brethren seeks a Coordinating Assistant to assist with the planning of denominational conferences such as National Older Adult Conference.