Do you live in or near Louisville, Ky., and are you seeking opportunities to serve? Then the LocalLouisville program could be what you are looking for. CrossRoads Missions ServeLouisville offers this program as part of our Missional Living Program.

Who can serve with LocalLouisville?
  • Individuals
  • Families
  • Local churches
  • Small groups (school clubs, sports teams, etc.)
  • Businesses
  • Civic groups

Participants under the age of 16 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Youth groups must have a minimum ratio of four students for every one adult chaperone. No construction skills are needed to volunteer. Each of our projects is overseen by skilled team leaders who will be there every step of the way, providing instruction.

Our purpose

Through our Missional Living Program, CrossRoads Missions ServeLouisville provides affordable housing to families who have committed to share the Light of Christ in their new community. These families agree to engage in missional work in their new neighborhoods for five years and have an opportunity at homeownership they would not have received otherwise.

The success of this program requires several different components, all working together:

Construction – Whether we are renovating an existing property or building a new community from the ground up, this is a cornerstone of our work and improves the many impoverished or disaffected neighborhoods in Louisville.

Connection – Working with out-of-towners on mission trips as well as local individuals and groups in the Louisville area, we provide service opportunities that improve communities while also presenting families an opportunity at homeownership.

Covenant – We have partnered with several churches in the Louisville area, which connect us with good missional candidates—be they individuals or families. This provides people living in those missional homes with a support system that emphasizes discipleship and accountability.

Community involvement – Our Missional Living Program is not possible without the partnership of churches, businesses, local individuals, and mission teams—all working together.

The details

Volunteer opportunities exist six days of the week (off Thursdays, as well as the occasional Saturday). A typical workday lasts from 9 a..m., until 3 p.m.

Participants should wear seasonally appropriate work clothes. Closed-toe shoes are required, and shoes with a thick sole are recommended.

Bring your own food and water; certain projects have an active water line, and most have a water jug on site.

If you are a skilled worker and have your own tools that you prefer to use, you’re welcome to bring them, but you are responsible for your own tools at all times. CrossRoads Missions provides its own tools and supplies at all job sites.

Ready to learn more? Visit our online registration system now. There, you’ll need to let us know your information, your skills, choose a date you’d like to volunteer, and complete our waiver release.

You will receive the information about your specific work site a few days before you are scheduled to report. Remember that any active construction site always has an element of risk. Paying attention and showing good judgment throughout the workday are musts. We also have basic first-aid kits in all of our trailers.