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To serve internationally you must be at least 21 years old, and a college graduate (Bachelor's degree) or have equivalent life experience. Placements are approved by staff responsible for international projects who are informed of your interest after your application is accepted.

International placements generally require two years of service which starts from the date of your arrival at the international project. BVS follows the philosophy that the longer a volunteer stays at the project, the more the volunteer is going to gain from the experience and of course, the more the project will benefit from the volunteer's skills. It generally takes nine to twelve months to acculturate oneself to a new placement, not to mention getting a grasp of the language, especially if the volunteer has no prior language knowledge. Sometimes, however, there are projects in English-language countries which might be open to one-year terms. Please inquire with BVS about specifics.

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About Brethren Volunteer Service


1451 DUNDEE AVE, ELGIN, IL 60120, US

Mission Statement

Brethren Volunteer Service

Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) is a program that gives individuals a chance to advocate for justice, work for peace, serve human needs, and care for creation in a variety of settings in the United States and other countries.

Since 1948, volunteers have served through BVS for a year or more, giving their time and skills to help a world in need. Although volunteers may not immediately solve deep-rooted problems, they can be part of on-going solutions


Through BVS, Brethren Volunteer Service, people give their time and skills to help a world in need. Volunteers work at issues greater than themselves, recognizing that their efforts may not immediately solve deep-rooted problems. Yet everyone can be part of the on-going work to advocate for justice, work for peace, serve human need, and care for creation.

Sharing God's love through acts of service

Volunteers bring hope, offer food and shelter, and build relationships.

BVS seeks persons willing to act on their commitment and values. We challenge individuals to offer themselves, their time, and their talents for work that is both demanding and rewarding.

Volunteers receive room, board, medical insurance, transportation to project, and a monthly allowance of $60-$80. In most cases, educational loans may be deferred. Depending on the project, volunteers may live alone, with a family, or in a group situation.

Each volunteer must bring a willingness to serve. Working towards peace and justice, and meeting the needs of humanity and the environment calls out for persons dedicated to service.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Crisis Support


Tue Jan 18, 2022 - Fri Feb 04, 2022


Camp Bethel328 Bethel RoadFincastle, VA 24090



  • Group Facilitation
  • Youth Services
  • Child Care
  • Elder care
  • Crisis Intervention
  • People Skills


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • One to two years

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