Get Involved

We have multiple volunteer opportunities to share and are so thankful for our wonderful volunteers that serve faithfully. Do you want to be a part of the impact this awesome ministry is making and have 1-2 hours to give? Many hands makes light work!

At the Barren Heights Retreat Center in Scottsville, Kentucky and at the Community Center in Louisville, Kentucky, there are literally thousands of ways to get involved individually, as a small group, or as a family. It is our desire to connect your gifts, talents, and passions to our mission.

Organizing, Cleaning & Sorting

Mondays-fridays Between 9:00- 2:00

Take inventory of our office supplies. Sort post-season retreat food and supplies. Organize our childcare toy cabinet. Lots of need in this area. You pick the project!

Event Photographer

For Upcoming Community Center Events

Do you enjoy taking pictures?  We could use a photographer at several of our upcoming events. If interested, we’ll provide you a number of event dates to choose from.


for upcoming community center events

We can always use help with food preparation for our events: whether that’s dropping off fresh baked cookies, setting up for an event, or even purchasing something store bought – we need you!


Mondays-fridays Between 9:00- 2:00

Do you enjoy watching and playing with kiddos? Our Woman’s and Couples events usually provide childcare. This allows individuals to attend who otherwise may not be able to.  


For Upcoming Community Center Events

Are you a talented musician? Do you have a handful of magic tricks up your sleeve? Are you a master puppeteer? If you enjoy entertaining, we always love to have entertainment at our community events! 

Ice Cream Social

friday, July 12th, (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM)

I scream, you scream, we all scream for… ice cream socials! Here’s the scoop: we would love your help in serving, playing and socializing at our Ice Cream Socail! Please join us at Veteran’s Memorial Park’s new and inclusive playground to enjoy some sweet treats!


Co-Host a Retreat as a Family

Summer/Fall of 2019

Do you enjoy  the outdoors, playing games with new  friends, and serving together as a family? From May thru October, we host weekend retreats for families who have children with physical and intellectual disabilities. Come and be a part of these fun weekend retreats, by serving these special families. Being a Host family will require completing our application process with a referral/background check and a panel review.


Sign Up to Volunteer

Have you volunteered with Barren Heights before?

Some volunteer roles require a background check and referral.


What Our Volunteers Say

We always go to serve but come home feeling like we were blessed more than we blessed others! Barren Heights has a way of making serving a true blessing!

We had such an amazing time volunteering for the first time and we will definitely make this a summer tradition!

BH is an amazing place! We go to serve and come home filled.

Barren Heights is more than a special place for guest families and host families it will always hold a special place in my heart and i will always look at the pictures to keep the memories going for the special families this past weekend.


Seeing my special needs child have the opportunity to love and serve others is priceless! I am so thankful that we were given the opportunity to serve as a family. We can’t wait to get to do it again!

What a wonderful organization Barren Heights is! I am truly blessed to have been a small part of the weekend

Love you guys! BH Staff is awesome. I can’t wait to come back again. 

I loved watching the joy on one of my son’s faces when he helped another child get a hit in baseball! Seeing him experience joy because of someone else’s joy was such a special moment!

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