Volunteering at Brook Hill Farm

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. The volunteer process begins with a farm orientation. Contact the secretary@brookhillfarm.org to find out when the next orientation is scheduled. Our volunteer information sheet might answer questions you may have.

Volunteers are screened and assigned specific days to come and volunteer. Our volunteers do not ride, but aid the farm with basic horse care, farm maintenance, office work, among other things. All volunteers are offered equine education in keeping with our mission.

 


Our volunteers are all ages, and have various levels of experience. Many of our volunteers have never been near a horse! They learn basic horse skills and horse knowledge while aiding the farm with its rehabilitation mission. Others help with farm maintenance, office work, photography, etc. Bring your talents and we will put them to use!

 

 

Volunteers help us with our youth in the United Neigh Program. Many volunteers are from the local colleges earning credit for community service. Lynchburg College, Randolph College, Liberty University, Sweet Briar and Virginia Tech are among our college volunteers!

 

 

 

Volunteers are also needed for our traditional therapeutic riding program. We need volunteers to be leaders, side-walkers, and spotters for our participants.


 


Volunteers also help us in the office, and with farm chores. Below is a group from a local business helping us to paint the fences on the farm!

 

Other volunteers aid in helping the youth succeed in school.  We have a wide range of volunteers willing to tutor our United Neigh participants.  These volunteers help us to be sure our youth are able to maintain good grades in school.  Success at school is rewarded with hugs and praise, and more horse time!

 

 

Still other volunteers work directly with the horses. This volunteer is helping by getting the horse ready for its rehabilitation program. Volunteers are able to help with grooming and ground work. Many of our horses need to be hand walked over hills and over poles. These volunteers participate in training and become skilled in horse management. They are able to identify and treat horses in our program under the guidance of our rehab team.

 

 


We depend on our volunteers to help us with fundraising events. We thank the Bank of the James and Johnson's Orchard for sponsoring us at the Horse and Hound Wine Festival.

 

 

We thank each and every volunteer for helping us – we could not help as many horses without you!

Ed
2016 Volunteer of the year
Sydney
2016 youth volunteer of the year
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Ernie
2014 Volunteer of the year
Roger
2015 Volunteer of the year
Amber
2015 youth volunteer
of the year

Thank you, to all of the volunteers for making our lives better!