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Want to Engage, Educate, and Excite Everyone about the Extraordinary Experience That is the Kentucky Derby?

Apply to join the Kentucky Derby Museum Volunteer Team today!

The Outriders Volunteer Program is the official volunteer organization of the Kentucky Derby Museum. The purpose of The Outriders is to spread our mission, enhance the image of the Museum throughout the community and assist the team. The Outriders offer support by participating in research and cataloging, preparing mailings, greeting guests, helping staff with special events and administrative responsibilities and so much more. We greatly value our volunteers who are willing to share their time, expertise and experience.

Ready to volunteer with the Kentucky Derby Museum?

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Current Volunteers:

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Tour Escort
Tour Escorts

Our tour escorts are a core part of the Kentucky Derby Museum experience as they help guests during our historic walking tour of Churchill Downs. After a certain number of hours Volunteers also have the ability to escort our Backstretch Breakfast Tours where visitors receive a behind the scenes look at the Churchill Downs Infield and might even catch some horses on the track.


Our Events Volunteers assist with a wide variety of activities such as helping visitors design their very own Derby hat or decorate horseshoes. These events are designed to bring the vibrant energy of The Derby to groups in and outside of the Kentucky Derby Museum.


The Kentucky Derby Museum welcomes hundreds of school children during the year. Docents play a key role in school visits by presenting various exhibitions to school groups throughout the year.

Independent Projects
Independent Projects

From assisting our retail department to cataloging and clerical work, these Volunteers help Museum staff with crucial day to day projects.

Kelsey Johnson with Rita's Partner

Kelsey Johnson

Volunteer Program Manager

[email protected]

(502) 271-5338