VOlunteer opportunities

Do you love horses?

Do you want to help the deserving animals that do so much to make Lexington, Kentucky an idyllic place to live?

If so, come to the Maker's Mark Secretariat Center located at the Kentucky Horse park in the "Horse Capital of the World."  At the MMSC, former racehorses are given the care and training they need to move on to new careers and loving homes.  Come help them make this transition!  We welcome volunteers of all ages, with or without equine experience.

Come and be a part of Team MMSC by assisting with:

- Barn Chores - Mowing

- Office Work - Landscaping

- Gardening - General Maintenance

And much more!

If you would like to volunteer your time, fill out our volunteer form and submit it online.  If you need a copy of the volunteer form that you can download, print and fill out, email us at:  mmsecretariatcenter@gmail.com 

Join Team MMSC today!

Please submit a volunteer form before signing up for Hours. 

*NOTE: All individuals MUST have proof of current health insurance in order to volunteer at the MMSC.

If you have already filled out a form, you do not have to fill one out again. Just use the shift sign-up below!

The MMSC office and barn are open Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m to 5 p.m.


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we could use your help at
these upcoming SPECIAL events:

Wed. October 2 through Sat. October 5    8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (A MMSC Schedule is being finalized)

Wed. October 2 through Sat. October 5

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (A MMSC Schedule is being finalized)

The Thoroughbred Makeover is a competition that allows trainers to have a hand in the transformation of off-track thoroughbreds for their second careers.  The National Symposium will also be at the event,  holding educational seminars for those involved with the care, training and sale of Thoroughbreds, as well as the general public.  At the end of the competition, $100,000 in prize money and the title of “America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred” will be awarded to the winning trainers. 

The MMSC will have a booth set up at the Trade Fair during the TB makeover and will be holding an open house at the Center all four days of the event.  We could use your help manning our booth, and assisting in the barn and with visitors to the Center. 

More detailed information will follow, along with a shift schedule. So stay tuned! 

If you’d like to volunteer to help the MMSC with this event, but are not currently a volunteer, please fill out a volunteer form by clicking the button above.  To sign up for one or more shifts once we have the finalized schedule, use the shift sign-up form to the left or email us at:  mmsecretariatcenter@gmail.com.

GENERAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

OFFICE HELP —

  • Description: Assisting with filing, maintaining baby books, mass mailing and similar projects as needed, housekeeping tasks.

  • Day/Time: Daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (prefer a 3-hour time commitment)

BARN HELP —

  • Horse / Barn Care:

    • Scheduled daily feedings, morning and afternoon/evening

    • Daily cleaning of stalls and cleaning/organizing of tack and barn areas

    • Depending on skills / experience, assisting with horse grooming, bathing, etc.

  • Day / Time:

    • Feeding — Daily 8 a.m. - 9 a.m., and 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

    • Barn Care — Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (prefer a 3-hour time commitment)

FACILITY / GROUNDS MAINTENANCE —

  • Gardening / Plant Beds / Bushes:

    • Bi-monthly flower bed care / bed maintenance (planting, mulching, weeding, trimming)

    • Spring flower planting; plant/mulch donations especially helpful!!

      • Day / Time: Tuesday - Saturday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. as available during the month

      • May - August (You can handle this!)

We need care and cleaning up, but also new spring or fall plantings…. especially seasonal flowering plants —- donations not required, just appreciated! Even without new plantings, our beds need loving care!

  • Mowing:

    • Seasonal bi-weekly mowing of grass areas, including fields.

    • Experience with zero-turn mowers and tractors required.

    • Experience with mowing fields / using tractors around horses required.

      • Day / Time: Tuesdays and Saturdays preferred, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. as available

      • May - October: We have a single riding mower, a weed whacker and a tractor field mower. Let us know where you can help.

  • Facility Maintenance:

    • Monthly reviewing, and reporting / repairing of facility grounds, building, fencing, automatic waterers.

    • Weekly manure removal (experience with tractors and manure spreaders required).

      • Day / Time: Tuesday - Saturday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. as available and needed

      • March - November