Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. We are always looking to grow our family!
We welcome all levels of volunteers. You do not have to have horse experience. Scroll down to see more about volunteering!
Many colleges and universities require community service hours. Brook Hill Farm welcomes all students and guarantees their hours with hands-on experience. For example, Liberty University requires their students to participate in the CSER program Christian/Community Service, designed to enhance the student’s education experience.
Anyone interested in volunteering must attend a farm orientation and complete the necessary paperwork. An applicant is screened to determine an appropriate placement.
Next you will be scheduled for specific days and times to come and help.
Our volunteers do not ride, but aid the farm with basic horse care, work with our program participants, assist in farm maintenance, office work, and more. They are all offered equine education and will gain a wealth of fulfilling experiences and knowledge
Our volunteers have various levels of experience. You must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer. Many of the volunteers have never been near a horse!
Others help with farm maintenance, office work, photography, etc. Bring your talents, and we will put them to use! We have a place for everyone with every kind of skill and interest! Alex is in charge of our carrot garden.
These volunteers are from Genworth. They come every year and help us paint the fence, a never-ending job because there is over 60 acres of fence! Brook Hill Farm can always use your help!
Brook Hill Farm owes a deep debt of gratitude to these two men – they have helped with renovations around the farm. One of the funniest projects was leveling the office floor in our 110 year old building!
This volunteer is amazing in so many ways – especially at composting all of our manure!
The Brook Hill Farm buildings would never have been built or repaired, if it weren’t for these special men from the Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church.
The farm always needs more volunteers to work as horse leaders, side-walkers, and spotters for our Rockin’ Riders program.
Skilled volunteers work directly with the horses. They help to prepare horses for their rehabilitation programs. Grooming, bathing and ground work are some of the ways the volunteers assist the staff.
Many of the horses need to be hand walked up hills and over poles for strengthening and training purposes.
Volunteers learn how to identify and treat horses in the program under the guidance of our rehab team. There is always something new to learn!
We depend on our dedicated volunteers to help the farm with fundraising events. Just look at all the community support at one of our open houses – Brook Hill Farm is a community family, and the volunteers are the reason!
Brook Hill Farm's Volunteer of the Year
This award began in 2014 in order to honor the volunteer that has gone above and beyond to aid with the mission of “Helping Horses, Helping People”.
2021 Volunteer of the Year – Leigh-Anne
2020 Volunteer of the Year – Dorina
2019 Volunteer of the Year – Bob
2018 Volunteer of the Year – Fran
2017 Volunteer of the Year – Nikki
2016 Volunteer of the Year – Ed
2015 Volunteer of the Year – Roger
2014 Volunteer of the Year – Ernie
Thank you to all the volunteers for making our lives better!