Volunteer for the Brooke

Volunteering is a fantastic way to become involved with the Brooke and is great fun too! Whether you take part in fundraising events or help out in our London office, your enthusiasm and hard work will help us to improve the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules overseas and, as a result, the livelihoods of countless poor people who depend on those animals to earn a living.

Volunteering in our offices

We have several volunteers working in the Fundraising and Communications teams of our London head office and we would love to have more. Volunteer work for the department generally arises on an ad-hoc basis, and might involve a variety of tasks including photocopying, stuffing envelopes, updating our database, preparing fundraising packs, conducting research using the internet, and compiling press clippings.

Volunteers usually help in the office between 10am-5pm Monday to Friday. Unfortunately we are unable to offer evening or weekend volunteering opportunities. More details can be found here.

If you would like to help out in our Fundraising and Communications Department, please complete and return this Volunteer Application Form. If you have any questions just call 020 7653 5812 or email volunteering@thebrooke.org

From time to time, we may have volunteering opportunities in our HR, Finance, Supporter Care, ICT and International Development team. Such opportunities will be advertised on our jobs page.

Volunteering in the field

Due to the specialist nature of our work the Brooke does not offer volunteer opportunities for overseas placements. All of our vets are fully qualified and other staff members are all professionally trained.

Almost all Brooke staff working directly with communities are nationals of the countries in which we operate. This enables us to support the local economy, it also means that our staff are fluent in the local language and understand the nuances of the local culture and dialects.

As a general operational policy, we do not accept UK veterinary students for work experience. This is because of work permit and national veterinary registration restrictions.

All our capacity for registered students is taken up and is actually over-subscribed by students at universities in our countries of operation.

Volunteer for the Brooke and help the working horses, donkeys and muiles.

Volunteering for the Brooke includes doing much-needed administration (as shown). You'll be helping working horses, donkeys and mules and the owners who depend on them for their livelihoods.

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