Volunteers are one of the cornerstones of our operation. We would not be able to exist without our volunteers.
We welcome volunteers from 12 years old to adult, including individuals that might require a buddy/mentor to assist them in volunteering. All volunteers under the age of 16 must have a parent/guardian present during the orientation, as well as when volunteering. Buddies/mentors also must be present during orientation and during volunteer time. Volunteers from age 16-18 must have a parent/guardian present during the orientation, but are able to volunteer on their own.
So, would you like to get involved with us? Coming out to the farm and working hands-on with our horses and the facility is only one of many ways to help. So here are a few ideas...
Hands-On Work at the Farm
Never a dull moment at the farm! Depending on your experience, we have any number of tasks for you. Barn and farm chores consist of cleaning stalls, feeding, cleaning water and feed buckets, cleaning tack, and anything else the Barn Manager has scheduled. Just let us know what you would like to do or learn to do. We are looking forward to meeting you!
Public events are usually horse shows, festivals, tack sales, and other venues where we distribute information and sell merchandise to inform and promote the rescue to the public. We need help with set-up, manning the booth, and tear-down.
Help From Home
Are you a social media maven or do networking? We can use your help! You can help the horses tremendously if you promote our adoptable horses and our events via the many available social media platforms. Tweet, mention, and share away friends!
To Get Started
Volunteers need to complete an application, then schedule an orientation. The standard orientation is not required for interns or service groups. Each orientation takes 45 minutes. Orientations are offered during the following times:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 1:30pm-4:30pm Mondays also after 4:30pm
Third Saturday of each month at 11:00am or later as scheduled with the Volunteer Coordinator
Barn and farm chore volunteers need to be available a minimum of six hours a month. Volunteering for events is more occasional and specifically tied to the event itself, so there is no minimum number of hours required. You can either download the volunteer application at this link to scan and email to Application@kyeac.org or snail mail to P.O. Box 910124/Lexington, KY 40591, or you can download, fill in, and submit the document online. Fill Online
You can also express your interest on our contact form.