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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What is BVS?

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  • Advocate for justice
  • Work for peace
  • Serve human need
  • Care for creation

Sound good? Get the details on BVS’s four big goals.

BVS updates

  • Brethren Volunteer Service seeks testimonies

    Are you a former Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) volunteer? Do you have afond memory, a story to tell, or words of praise from your time in BVS? Do you love to talk about BVS, but have no one to talk to about it?

  • FaithX announces theme for 2022 summer service events

    Using 2 Corinthians 5:7 as a starting point, FaithX’s 2022 theme is “Boundless Faith.” This theme explores the different ways that the Bible describes Christian faith and seeks broader horizons in the faith we share.

  • Reflecting on a FaithX summer

    the workcamp ministry of the Church of the Brethren as an assistant coordinator. I could not have imagined all the things that would change in the next year and a half. When July rolled around, I headed to Elgin, Ill., to start my service, thankful that--despite the COVID-19 pandemic--at least one thing I planned would still be happening.

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