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Volunteer today for racing charities!


Charities working across the sport are frequently in need of valuable support from volunteers – on an ongoing basis or just to support a particular event.

Volunteering is a great way to help the causes you support, and can even boost your CV and help you make new friendships.

Volunteer bucket collector

Opportunities to volunteer with racing industry charities will be found through Careers in Racing and the Sport and Recreation Alliance.

A selection of charities that rely on volunteers:

  • Racing Welfare
  • Palace House
  • Racehorse Sanctuary & Rehoming Centre
  • The Racehorse Rescue Centre
  • The British Thoroughbred Rehoming Centre
  • Greatwood
  • and more…

Example roles include administrative or specialist business support, fundraising-specific tasks, or hands-on with horses.

Click the logos below to find volunteering opportunities…

Careers in Racing:

Sport and Recreation Alliance – Join In:

If you are a racing charity looking to recruit volunteers, simply contact lucy@racingtoschool.co.uk for further information on how we can help you.

10 January 2020

Annual Racing Together/RCA Community Engagement Audit Survey Launched

To help best support the needs of racecourses through the Racing Together partnership, the important process of gathering annual updates from colleagues is now underway.

Racecourses now have the chance to complete the 2020 community engagement audit survey to share details of their activity helping others over the past year. Racecourse teams are often surprised by how much they have done to help their communities on reflection.

Questions include:

  • Does your racecourse have an established community and CSR programme?
  • Is there a specified member of staff on your racecourse team responsible for community engagement?
  • How many of your staff volunteered in 2019 as part of a work-encouraged scheme?

Distributed kindly this week by the Racecourse Association on behalf of Racing Together, the audit results once collated will form a wider picture of racing’s nationwide social impact.

To find out more about individual activity, visit our case studies here.

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