About the Program
Home Heroes is a national community service program that connects people to volunteer opportunities with the people Bethesda supports. Bethesda supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and spina bifida.
As Home Heroes, volunteers have fun getting to know the people we support, bonding over shared interests and participating in community outings. In doing so, Home Heroes help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities live the lives they want.
The only thing missing is you! Help Bethesda extend God's love by making a positive difference in the lives of people within your community.
What Does a Home Hero Do?
While opportunities vary, here are some ways a Home Hero volunteer can help make a difference:
- Develop meaningful friendships with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities while doing activities you enjoy, like playing games, reading, drawing, or playing music
- Assist Bethesda staff with tasks like laundry, household cleaning and preparing meals
- Accompany people with disabilities and their staff on outings in the community
Want to help? Submit your volunteer application today!
Why Should I Become a Home Hero?
Become a Home Hero! You will make a positive difference in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
How Can I Apply?
No cape or masks required. Just fill out a short volunteer application.
The application asks for basic information such as your name, address and interests. Under interests, check the box next to "Home Heroes - Helping hands for our home staff." Once you submit your application, Kirsten Whitsitt, our Volunteer Director, will contact you about next steps which include Home Hero training, task direction and scheduling options.