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 happy to sign volunteer work logs for High School students.


  • Chainsawing dead/fallen trees
  • Wood/kindling splitting/stacking (hydraulic splitter)
  • Gathering and burning brush from trails
  • Adding a Bathroom in the attic (plumbing and drywall)


  • MAPLE SYRUP production the old fashioned way
  • Assistance in tapping trees, collecting and boiling sap.


  • 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
  • Building/Infrastructure maintenance


Call us at 613-257-4587 or e-mail [email protected] 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.

CLICK HERE: Bethesda Renewal Centre Application for Volunteering