BARN Companion Program  - BARN

BARN Companion Program 

The BARN Companion Program is available for individuals of all ages with physical, sensory, cognitive, and social-emotional challenges who wisch to participate at BARN.

BARN Companions serve free of charge to the participant, but registration and material fees will apply. Tuition Assistance is available – apply now.

Individuals who require trained or intensive support should bring their own companion but please make arrangements ahead of time so our volunteers and instructors can be ready by emailing [email protected].

To request a companion: 

Complete the youth participant form or the adult participant form as needed.

After the form is submitted, these are the steps that will follow:

  1. You will be contacted by a BARN staff member for a phone conversation.
  2. Participant will be enrolled if we are able to accommodate the request.
  3. Sometime before the class (usually right before) we will arrange a meeting with the Participant, Companion, and Instructor.

Are you interested in being a BARN Companion?

We hope you consider applying for this rewarding paid or volunteer position.  For young adults, this is an amazing opportunity to get experience in the field of Education and Special Education, either for pay or for volunteer community service hours.  For experienced professionals, this is a great way to put your skills to work and earn some extra income.  Read position announcement and apply now.  Note that the dates and hours will vary depending on the quantity of participants and which programs our participants select. 


Please contact [email protected]

More about Inclusion at BARN: 

A fundamental part of BARN’s mission is our commitment to accessibility, diversity and inclusion. We welcome individuals with physical, cognitive, and/or sensory differences.

A Note of Thanks:

We are grateful to the Bainbridge Community Foundation and its supporters for a generous grant which helped us to launch this program in 2021 and continue to grow the program in 2022.