Thank you for your interest in serving! We will begin processing your application and will confirm opportunities via email. While we do so, please review the action items below. If you have any questions in the meantime, feel free to contact us!
Begin to pray as a family for your fellow volunteers and the guests you will be serving. You can pray for safety for all participants, peace for the guest families, open hearts to the love of Jesus, and the removal any barriers that may prohibit people from attending.
2. IMPORTANT: Background Checks
Before we can move forward with your application, we now require background checks on ALL volunteers over the age of 18. This is a newly implemented policy to best protect our most vulnerable guests. Please click the button below and take just a couple minutes to fill out a consent form for everyone in your family/group over the age of 18. Thanks for understanding and working with us! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!
3. Did You Know?
While the weekend is free of charge for everyone involved, the reality is that there is still a great expense. Hosting one retreat weekend costs us $2,400, or about $80 per person, plus administrative costs. This includes all food, lodging, and fun for not only guest families but volunteers as well! It is important to us to keep these life changing weekends free not only for our guests, but also for our volunteers! You are vital to our mission.
A short-term mission trip is defined as “the mobilization of Christians to share the love of Christ with others in their own city, state, country, or across the world.” A weekend at Barren Heights is truly a family mission trip opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus to special needs families all over our own city, state, and region! Would you consider making a financial contribution to support your specific retreat? It is as easy as clicking the button below. Every little bit makes a difference, thanks for serving with us!
4. Volunteer Training
If your family is a Leader, a Caretaker, or a NEW Host family, then we are requiring one night of volunteer training. This will be a fun, interactive night with light dinner and refreshments provided! At least one adult representative from each family must be present.
“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.”
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