Get Involved

Everyone should experience a little bit of Bethesda. We offer opportunities for individuals of all ages to connect with our mission and make a difference in their own way.

Join our mission. Together, the best life is possible.

Our success relies on the connections we create between the people we support, our communities and each other. Whether it’s through your voice, time, dollars or prayers, every contribution counts.

With your support, our organization and our impact becomes stronger. There’s always room on Team Bethesda for passionate people looking to connect with their community and make a difference in someone’s life. Join us.


Contribute a gift and help make a difference in the lives of the people supported by Bethesda—enable them to make choices, grow their independence and live the best life possible.

Thrift Shops

Shop, donate or volunteer at a Bethesda Thrift Shop or Donation Center and you’ll positively impact the lives of the people Bethesda supports.


Become a part of the Bethesda Auxiliary. Help the people we support live the lives they choose and share the good news of Jesus Christ.

Disability Ministries

Learn how you can develop a disability ministry in your congregation and enable people with developmental disabilities to grow in their faith.


Advance public policy affecting people with developmental disabilities at the local, state and federal level.

Attend an Event

Throughout the year, Bethesda hosts and sponsors a variety of conferences, fundraisers and community outreach, all aimed to advance the lives of people we support.


Whether it’s through community-based programs or at one of our camps or thrift stores, there are countless opportunities for you to get involved.


Each year, Bethesda awards high school, college and seminary students with academic scholarships for their commitment to the disabilities field and Lutheran ministry.


Through our online store, you can make a purchase that will help advance our mission to support individuals with developmental disabilities live the lives they want.