Show: Brethren Voices

Episode: BV 13-06 Brethren Volunteer Service - Director - Dan McFadden


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Brethren Volunteer Service - Director - Dan McFadden

Prior to the establishment of the Peace Corps by the United States, the Church of the Brethren was consulted regarding its volunteer program, Brethren Volunteer Service.

Over seven thousand volunteers have served in BVS during the past 63 years and it has been Dan McFadden who has been at the helm of Brethren Volunteer Service the last seventeen years.

Under his leadership, BVS has recently celebrated its 300th training unit since 1948. Currently, there are 104 active projects with 67 in the United States, 21 in Europe, 8 in Latin America, 5 in Africa, 2 in Japan and one active project in Haiti.

Dan’s experience is not limited to BVS administration. He actually served in Brethren Volunteer Service in 1981. Dan was trained in unit #152 and accepted a placement at Casa Central in Honduras.

It was a time of war in El Salvador and Honduras. Dan states that his responsibility was to accompany refugees to safe areas using large cattle trucks.    

Brent Carlson interviews Dan about his experiences as a volunteer and as the director of Brethren Volunteer Service.
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Category: Education, ID: BV 13-06
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Tags:
Volunteer Opportunities, Brethren, BVS, Honduras, Brethren Volunteer Service, Activism, Peace, Peace Corps, Social Services, Environment, Service
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