Volunteer Opportunities

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Getting Started

1. Complete the volunteer application, waiver and background check (no fee).

2. Must be at least 18 years old and pass the background check. 

3. Schedule an interview and orientation.

Volunteer Opportunities


Equine:

Get up close and personal with our beloved horses! Help with general stable duties such as washing, mucking, grooming and harnessing. Volunteer in the Hall of Champions with our celebrity horses, with over 40 different breeds in the Horses of the World, in the Big Barn with draft horses, the Kids' Barn or Farrier Shop. You will get your boots dirty!

Hands-on Trainings are offered to volunteers with limited experience and provide an opportunity to gain valuable skills and confidence while being taught by one of our equine specialists. Volunteers learn about horse behaviors, barn and pasture safety, grooming, haltering and leading.


Park Representative:

Volunteers advise and direct guests on how to best enjoy their time at the park. Help at the daily shows, give tours and assist with special events! Help visitors navigate the grounds and provide information about activities, programs and equine presentations.

Tour guides give interpretive tours on foot and on shuttles to the thousands of adult and school groups that come to the park each year.

Special Event  volunteers provide information at booths, advise visitors, take tickets, register guests, sort t-shirts, stuff goodie bags, direct 5k runners, run activity stations, handle mini horses, hand out giveaway items and drive shuttles.

Assist with merchandising and decorating in the Gift Shop and Tack Shop or with registration, cleaning sites and shuttling at the Campground.


Behind the Scenes:

Volunteers help with office duties, landscaping, general maintenance and the vital preparation for special events. Contribute in the International Museum of the Horse on projects including exhibitions, archives, library, research, and conservation.


Volunteer Calendar

"Horse Whispers" volunteer newsletter - September 2014

January 3 & 4 - Truck & Tractor Pull

February 3 - 14 - Literacy Program 2nd grade school visits

February 14 & 15 - KY Round-up

April 16 - Feed the Mind

April 18 - Hippity Hoppity Hunt at the Campground

April 24 - 27 - Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event

May 4 & 5 - Cross Country Schooling Days

May 18 - High Hope Steeplechase

June 7 - Cross Country Schooling Days

June 16-July 31 - Mustang Troop

July 26 - Hats Off Day

September 14 - Horses & Hope

October 12 - Battle in the Saddle: Celebrity Team Penning

October 18 & 25 - Halloween at the Campground

November 20 - Southern Lights Stroll

November 21 - December 23 - Southern Lights Holiday Festival


Contact

Candace Rose, Volunteer and Outreach Manager, (859) 259-4267