The Brevillier Village Auxiliary, or BVA, is the formal name of our Volunteer Program. The BVA has over 150 active adult and student volunteers! However, we are always looking for new volunteers to join our program.

The Brevillier Village Auxiliary (BVA) was founded in 1984 and established as a volunteer, non-profit entity. Volunteers aid staff in carrying out our mission of helping residents maintain their independence for as long as possible by supporting regular activities and providing socialization. Our volunteers are able to choose the projects for which they wish to volunteer.

BVA Philosophy

By promoting the mission of Brevillier Village, we provide social support for all residents and fundraising for the Village.

STUDENT VOLUNTEERS AND SERVICE LEARNING

Brevillier Village welcomes students ages 10 and up to volunteer during the summer months and throughout the school year. There are after-school and evening activities that require volunteer support, and residents love having students come to help with groups and visit.┬áSeveral local high schools and colleges require “service learning”. Brevillier Village has been a site for these students to learn about the elderly and share time with our residents for many years.

COMMITMENT

Whether you give a few hours each day or a few hours each month, we welcome you because you are committed to helping residents. All Village Volunteers help residents by improving their quality of life, whether they work directly with residents or behind the scenes.

SUPPORT THE BVA

The BVA also supports and funds activities and socialization opportunities for all residents. The BVA volunteers host several fund raising events throughout the year. These events include a book sale, annual pledge drive, and participation in the Brevillier Village Summer Fest.

There are many Volunteer Opportunities available at Brevillier Village. If you have a special gift, talent, or skill please contact Vickie Gilchrist at 814-899-8600 or vgilchrist@brevillier.org. Your suggestions for enriching the lives of our residents are always welcome!