Welcome to BINA Farm Center
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at BINA Farm Center (BINA). BINA’s volunteers provide tremendous support to our programs and the time and energy you contribute will always be greatly appreciated.
The majority of BINA’s volunteer opportunities are available at our Lexington barn. While we may have project-based needs in other areas, BINA’s volunteers primarily assist with lessons, barn help, general barn maintenance, and office help.
The minimum age for volunteers is 14 and all volunteers must have the ability to volunteer independently, with minimal staff supervision. Some areas of volunteering require moderate physical exertion, so please be sure you are comfortable with the physical aspects of the volunteer role you select. Prior horse experience is not needed, we will teach you what you need to know to remain safe and be an effective volunteer.
Sidewalkers are vital to many of our lessons. They assist the leader and instructor in keeping the participant safe and engaged throughout their lesson. Sidewalkers must be able to walk/jog and raise their arms (to stabilize a rider) for up to 30 minutes at a time.
Do you have horse handling skills? Our lesson program can use competent horse people of all types, but our leaders are usually our most skilled horse handlers.
You will be in charge of leading your equine team member during a session.
You will need to complete AT LEAST ONE mandatory Leader Training at BINA Farm in order to be a horse leader.
Do you love working outside around horses, rain or shine? Are you physically fit enough that you can carry 30 pounds?
Our barn volunteers handle essential tasks like mucking paddocks, tidying around the barn and community spaces, cleaning tack, and other miscellaneous barn chores.
You do not need horse experience for this position, although you will have to participate in our volunteer training.
See you at the barn!
If you are an all-around handyman or woman, we have task for you!
Fixing doors, faucets and farm equipment. Come lend a hand!
BINA Farm Center brings together individuals with and without special needs by offering a variety of inclusive enrichment programs that help them to both thrive personally and make their best contribution towards the communities in which they live. BINA provides a comprehensive therapeutic and recreational environment utilizing Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies, Vocational Training Programs and Creative and Complementary Therapies for children and adults with physical, developmental and emotional challenges.