The original vision of Bethesda speaks of a caring community, caring in the name of Jesus – non specific and eclectic in ministry.  There are lots of avenues possible but because Bethesda is a “country” property, the centre lends itself to the practical worker type to be involved and part of  the caring community.

Would you prayerfully consider spending time with us at Bethesda working shoulder to shoulder to maintain this special place of prayer and retreat?

We are happily to sign volunteer work logs for High School students.


  • Wood splitting/stacking (hydraulic splitter)
  • Gathering and burning brush from trails
  • Cleaning main retreat house
  • Adding a Bathroom in the attic (plumbing and drywall)


  • MAPLE SYRUP production the old fashioned way
  • Cut, gather, split, stack wood to dry for next year


  • Organic garden plots available
  • Trail maintenance – gather and burn brush
  • Clearing fallen trees in woods, grass from ponds
  • Cut, gather, split, stack wood to dry for next year


Call us @ 613-257-4587 or e-mail bethesda.renewal@gmail.com to become part of the volunteer team! Please print, complete, and submit by mail or e-mail, the volunteer application form attached below, if you are interested in  volunteering and you are not part of the Bethesda Fellowship or you are under age 18.  Thanks!

CLICK HERE: Bethesda Renewal Centre Application for Volunteering