Applications are welcomed for Summer and Fall Brethren Volunteer Service orientations




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By Jocelyn Snyder

Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) is scheduled to run three more orientations in 2016, already having completed one orientation in February. BVS is a fulltime volunteer program that places volunteers in a one- to two-year assignment in the United States and locations around the world.

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The vision of BVS is “Sharing God’s love through acts of service,” with goals to advocate justice, work for peace, serve human needs, and care for creation. This ministry of Brethren Volunteer Service has been a major program in the Church of the Brethren denomination since 1948.

The upcoming orientation dates are:

July 17-Aug. 5 for the Summer Unit 313, to be held at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. The deadline for submitting applications for this unit is June 3.

Aug. 21-30 for the Brethren Revival Fellowship (BRF) Unit 314, to be held  at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. The deadline for submitting applications for this unit is July 8.

Sept. 25-Oct. 14 for the Fall Unit 315, to be held in Fairfield, Pa. The deadline for submitting applications for this unit is Aug. 12.

For more information about BVS contact at BVS@brethren.org or go to www.brethren.org/bvs .

-- Jocelyn Snyder is orientation coordinator for Brethren Volunteer Service.

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