Direct Care Volunteering

The mothers in Bethesda House model Christian life after the volunteers that they interact with daily. Direct care volunteers are needed in a variety of ways by teaching them life skills in areas from parenting to cooking. With a lack of public transportation on the South Shore, we rely on volunteers to drive the moms to and from their schooling, doctors appointments, etc. The evenings are family-style in Bethesda House: meal planning, dining and enjoying one another’s company are made possible by our volunteers. Babysitters are needed while the mothers attend bible study or childbirth classes. There are opportunities for direct care volunteering to fit just about anyone’s schedule.

Please note that some positions require that you sign the Bethesda House Statement of Faith. If you would like to work directly with mothers and babies, you must sign up for a volunteer training session, which are held quarterly.

No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.

There are numerous areas where you can use your God-given talents to support Bethesda House where opportunities are flexible depending on your availability. We require that you attend one of our 3-hour training sessions if you plan to provide direct care to the mothers and babies. Please attend a training session to familiarize yourself with our organization, our mission, and with the various ways to support Bethesda House. Familiarize yourself with our criteria and application process, volunteer guidelines, need for confidentiality, importance of empathy, issues of abuse and neglect, and the many ways you can serve these young women. There is no volunteer commitment when attending.

Please visit our Event Calendar to view upcoming Direct Care Volunteering sessions. Please note that some positions require that you sign the Bethesda House Statement of Faith.

** Please be sure to pre-register so that we can ensure proper social distancing.  Also, due to current COVID restrictions, we are limited to 14 registrants per session. If you need to cancel, please email ASAP so that we may assign your seat to another registrant.**


  • Daytime Support
  • Transportation
  • Evening Care 6:00-8:00pm (M-F)
  • Babysitters

If you have already completed a training session and are able to help Bethesda House in any of these areas, please contact Missy Porter at If you have not completed a training session, please use the form below and schedule your session to learn about the ministry of Bethesda House.

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ’It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

Acts 20:35

How To Become a Bethesda House Volunteer

  1. Please view our calendar to see which of our scheduled training sessions you are able to attend.
  2. Please complete the questionnaire below prior to attending one of the events.
  3. Please print and complete the following two forms and bring them, along with a photo ID, with you to your training:

All training sessions are held at Duxbury Church at 2 Tremont St., in Duxbury.

We welcome you into the family of Bethesda House!

Register for an upcoming session:

All sessions take place at Duxbury Church located at 2 Tremont St., in Duxbury. Come 15 minute early to register and for refreshments!
** If you need to cancel, please email ASAP so that we may assign your seat to another registrant. **