Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Unit 334 held orientation Sept. 26‐Oct. 4 at Camp Koinonia in Cle Elum, Wash. The time included group building, sessions with a variety of guest leaders (most of whom joined the group virtually), preparing and eating meals together, a service project, a day trip into Seattle, and a time of consecration and sending.
Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Unit 333 held orientation Aug. 1-9 at Inspiration Hills Camp in Burbank, Ohio, with 13 volunteers and 3 staff participating. Six of the volunteers came from EIRENE, BVS’s long-time service partner in Germany.
Last Christmas, Frank Allman was looking for ways to be of help to others during his retirement when the Witness Commission put out an invitation to a presentation about renewing homes for people who are disabled, semi-disabled, or elderly.
The Annual Conference office is calling for more volunteers to staff the silent auction taking place during the event in Cincinnati, Ohio, next week. The silent auction is sponsored by the Program and Arrangements Committee for the Conference.
Plans continue to take shape for the next unit of BVS volunteers: Orientation Unit 333, which will take place Aug. 1-9 at Inspiration Hills Camp in Burbank, Ohio. We expect 15-20 volunteers to be part of this orientation.
As the celebration of the diamond jubilee of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) continues, stories continue to pour in from people telling about the impact BVS had on their life. New stories are still being written, too, with 27 BVSers in the field currently, and more signing up for orientation this summer and fall.
A group of Brethren Disaster Ministries volunteers from the Church of the Brethren’s Mid-Atlantic District served in Somerset County, Md., this week to help restore a home before Christmas.
Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Unit 332 held orientation at Camp Brethren Heights in Rodney, Mich., from Oct. 11-20 for nine volunteers.
The Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Summer Unit 331 held orientation at Camp Wilbur Stover for 10 volunteers, the largest number since the pandemic started.
Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Unit 330, the winter 2022 unit, has completed orientation, and the newly trained volunteers have begun work at their project sites.