Friends & Volunteers


Volunteers provide a valuable service while gaining experience.  The US Army Corps of Engineers at Barren River Lake offers many types of volunteer opportunities.  Volunteers can participate in organized events, such as the annual Trashmaster’s Classic Lakeshore Cleanup, or they can sign up to do their own approved project.  Volunteers can do many types of things to help:  trail maintenance, campground hosting, assisting with interpretive programs, litter removal, park beautification, tree planting, and much more.  Individuals and groups are welcome.  If you are interested in volunteering at Barren River Lake, contact our office at (270) 646-2055.       

The Corps of Engineers Volunteer Clearinghouse website is an excellent resource for finding volunteer opportunities across the nation.  With almost 12 million acres of land and water, The Corps of Engineers relies on volunteers to help get the job done.  The Volunteer Clearinghouse helps connect potential volunteers with those Corps sites in need. 

Corps of Engineers Volunteer Clearinghouse

Friends of Barren River Lake

The Friends of Barren River Lake & Park is a non-profit group that also provides excellent volunteer opportunities.  Originally founded in 1987 as the Barren River Regional Water Safety Council, the organization’s mission has since been expanded to focus on supporting a broad range of goals in the Barren River Lake area.  This all volunteer organization partners with the US Army Corps of Engineers and other agencies to provide quality water safety programs, environmental education, and recreational opportunities.  Each year they sponsor the 4th of July fireworks, the Trashmaster’s Classic Lakeshore Cleanup, and the popular Poker Run on the Barren. 

For more information, please visit their website at

or find them on Facebook at!/Fobrlp