The volunteers at Horseplay Equestrian have been screened and trained to work with both youth and horses.  We have a two-to-one policy at Horseplay, meaning that there are always two or more volunteers or staff present whenever a youth is at the farm.

Types of Volunteers


Volunteers with horse experience who have a heart for kids commit to meeting with a youth once a week for one to two hours.  Volunteers teach horsemanship skills and help youth walk through personal struggles.  The one-on-one program is tailored to fit the needs of individual youth.  


Small groups of youth meet once a week for about ten weeks to learn horsemanship skills and develop character traits.  Volunteers help youth interact with the horse and help them process what they are learning from the group leader.  This is a great way to get more experience if you are interested in becoming a one-on-one mentor. 


There is always work to be done around the farm.  Groups or individuals who are willing to pitch in and don't mind getting dirty are greatly appreciated!  This makes it possible for Horseplay to maintain a clean and safe environment for the kids who come to participate in the program.  Farm work can also be used toward community service hours! 


  • Transporting kids to and from Horseplay 
  • Providing a meal, snack, or drink 
  • Helping with fundraising events 


  1. Love Jesus
  2. Love kids
  3. Have a teachable heart 



  • Application / Background Check Form 
  • Meeting with Horseplay Equestrian staff 
  • Background checks 
  • Basic Training and Horsemanship Training 


If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or learning more about volunteer opportunities, please contact us at horseplay@barnabasmin.org