Volunteer for Brooke

Brooke raises an incredible amount of money to ease the suffering of the 1.8 million working equines who we reach in 10 of the world’s poorest countries.

Some of our wonderful volunteers help us at events in their local area or volunteer their time in other ways such as organising their own events - coffee mornings, fetes, gala dinners and some help to fundraise in other ways, such as knitting donkeys for Brooke (please e-mail us at [email protected] if you would like a copy of the knitting pattern!). We also have an amazing number of groups in different geographical locations across the UK. Would you like to join our fundraising family?

We are so lucky to have such hardworking and passionate volunteers at Brooke. We are always looking to expand our volunteer family so I would encourage anyone thinking about it to get in touch!

Polly West, Brooke's Senior Regional Fundraising Officer for London and the South East

A Brooke volunteer fundraising group

Would you like to help working horses, donkeys and mules?

We're looking for enthusiastic Brooke supporters, equestrians and animal lovers to either help us out occasionally, or to be more involved and join our local community-based fundraising teams. Our fundraising groups and teams are made up of volunteers who go out - come rain or shine - to raise awareness and raise funds for us. Whether you can spare a few hours a week, one day a week or one day a month, we value your contribution, and if you choose to join a local volunteer group, your local Brooke community team will be grateful for your help and support at their events, collections and many other fundraising activities.

Our volunteer roles allow us to share our passion in spreading awareness and raising funds to help the million of equines working in unbearable conditions, particularly in the poorest of communities overseas.

Sandi and Lisa, North Yorkshire Fundraising Team

Meet Like-minded People

If you choose to help Brooke to fundraise in your local area, or alternatively join a group, being part of the Brooke community is a great way to meet like-minded people, have fun and do your bit to help the working animals who need it most. Together we can make a difference to hard working equines, and you will receive all the support you need from Brooke.

Get inspired by these stories from our wonderful fundraisers:

Fundraising individuals and groups

Whether you choose to join one of our fundraising groups around the UK or do your own thing, there are a host of fundraising activities you can get involved in, such as…

  • Help at a Brooke stand at events
  • Organise or help at a bucket collection
  • Hold a gala dinner
  • Organise an Open Gardens event
  • Hold a tack and tog sale
  • Have a table at a car boot sale
  • Hold a coffee morning
  • Have a Brooke presence at Equestrian events
  • Become a Brooke speaker
  • Plus many more

It’s really rewarding to see our local teams enjoying fundraising events and  helping us raise the funds to make a make a real difference to Brooke's work. Please see our fundraising guide for ideas and also copies of Brookebuzz - our twice yearly eNewsletter - below:

BrookeBuzz Spring 2019 
Brooke Buzz Autumn 2019

Want to join us?

To find out more, please contact us at [email protected] or 0207 470 9393 and the Senior Regional Fundraising Officer in your local area will get in touch. You'll be warmly welcomed into Brooke's local community fundraising family!

Some of you may not know all of Team Brooke yet. Say hello to our regional fundraising team!

  • Polly West (London and the South East)
  • Caroline Robertson (Midlands & Northern region)
  • Alison Galloway (Scotland)

If we're not already active in your area, why not start a new group of in your local community? Anyone can start a group; you don't need experience. All we ask is that you're enthusiastic and passionate about our work and can volunteer some of your time.

Our volunteers are amazing! Thank you so much for giving up your time to help Brooke, and together we can make a real difference to the lives of hardworking horses, donkeys and mules.

Alison Galloway, Brooke's Senior Regional Fundraising Officer for Scotland

Become A Volunteer Speaker

Volunteer speakers are the voice of Brooke throughout the UK. They help raise vital awareness by giving talks about how we work to organisations, groups and schools. Talks can range from small groups of 5-10, to larger events and event cheque presentations from fundraisers – which are always lots of fun.

Help Spread The Word

Brooke Chief Executive Petra Ingram speaking at a supporters' fundraising event

Could you give a talk on behalf of Brooke and educate your community about our work?

We need even more people to help raise our profile across the UK, and tell as many people as possible about the amazing work our teams overseas do to help improve the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules.

We'll help and support you all the way with a special pack full of information and personal support from our dedicated fundraising team. And once you've done a talk we'd love to get feedback from you and anyone you gave the talk to.

Speaker Resources

Find everything a volunteer speaker needs, from role description to information for talks.

 I still can’t quite believe I work for such an amazing charity with such dedicated and inspirational community teams.

Caroline Robertson, Brooke's Senior Regional Fundraising Officer for the Midlands, northern England and Northern Ireland

Join Our Facebook Groups

Keep in touch by joining our Facebook groups for #BrookeFundraisers​ and #BrookeRunners!