The KHP Volunteer Program was created to support Park staff and help in all areas – hands-on with horses, International Museum of the Horse, special events and shows, shuttle driving, tour guides, and much more!
All volunteers must attend an orientation and hands-on training (if wanting to work with the horses), then all volunteer shifts are signed up based on the volunteer’s interest and availability.
The Program has no minimum hours, although we hope to see volunteers regularly!
Volunteers must be 18 to join or 16 (parent must attend orientation, limited responsibilities) for the Minor Program.
HOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER:
3. The Volunteer Manager will send you a link to a background check in a separate email to complete (from sterlingvolunteers.com).
4. The Volunteer Manager will be in touch to schedule an interview and orientation.
Get up close and personal with our beloved horses! Help is needed with general stable duties such as washing, mucking, grooming, tack preparation, harnessing, and more! These are busy and hardworking barns. You will get your boots dirty! Before volunteers may begin volunteering in the barns, all volunteers are required to participate in the hands-on training.
Volunteers advise and direct guests on how to best enjoy their time at the Park. Representatives must be positive, outgoing, and dedicated to having a broad knowledge of the Park and its rich history. Volunteers are required to shadow an experienced volunteer or staff before signing up for Park Representative shifts alone.
Behind the Scenes
Volunteers are needed to help with office duties, cleaning and general maintenance around the grounds.
VOLUNTEER EDUCATION AND VOLUNTEER SOCIALS
The Volunteer Manager schedules Volunteer Education events monthly and Volunteer Socials four times a year. The Volunteer Education Program is an opportunity for volunteers to go out in the Lexington Community and learn about various businesses and industries that tie in with the mission of the KHP. Volunteer Socials are an opportunity for volunteers to socialize with one another over dinner and drinks, with a focus on a specific barn or area of the park.