Brethren Volunteer Service

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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Upcoming Orientation Units

Unit #322 (Summer)

Dates: July 21 - August 9, 2019
Location: Camp Inspiration Hills, Burbank, Ohio
Applications due 6/7

Unit #323 (BRF)

Dates: August 18 - 26, 2019
Location: Camp Swatara, Bethel, PA
Applications due 7/5

Unit #324 (Fall)

Dates: September 22 - October 11, 2019
Location: Camp Emmaus, Mount Morris, Illinois
Applications due 8/9

BVS updates

Brethren Volunteer Service announces orientation units
(April 18, 2019)
Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) has announced the dates and locations of orientation units for the rest of the year. BVS offers orientations to train prospective volunteers to serve fulltime for one or more years at projects across the United States and in several other countries around the world. For more about BVS go to .

BVS volunteers complete first ‘fast track’ orientation
(March 21, 2019)
A new venture of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) is a “fast track” for orienting and placing volunteers. The arrangement allows for quicker filling of openings at projects and earlier placement of volunteers between regularly scheduled orientation units. Of the initial three fast-track volunteers, two filled assignments in Northern Ireland and one in Pennsylvania.

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