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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 for further information on how we can help you.

What is Racing Together?

Racing Together is British racing’s community engagement activity and is a partnership of charities and other organisations who work across the sport to benefit others.

What is Racing Together’s purpose?

Racing Together was formed to coordinate, support, represent and measure British racing’s community engagement activity that takes place right across the industry.

Through a dynamic website we pull together and highlight all of the work the sport is able to facilitate and support with for the benefit of local communities.

Racing Together’s vision is for British racing to be known as a ‘force for good’ by helping the communities in which the sport operates.
Racing Together Community Day mention in the House of Commons: May 2019

What does it actually do?

  • Racing Together offers practical support and communicates the varied work that takes place across our sport.
  • Using various platforms, Racing Together highlights and celebrates all that is good in British Racing, recently expanding its work into Scotland, working with all five courses to instigate and accelerate activity and partnerships, such as the collaboration with Alzheimer Scotland and the youth initiative Take The Reins.
  • Racing Together Masterclass – providing all racecourses with a training day on community engagement with expert speakers providing advice, support and ideas on community engagement and CSR.
  • Racing Together Community Day – coordinating racing’s day of national volunteering, with racing organisations giving back to their local communities and engaging with local charities and initiatives.
  • From educational days for young people; careers-focused opportunities and pathways to training; volunteering schemes and many other charitable initiatives, Racing Together represents what British racing is giving back to the communities in which it operates.
  • Racing Together continues to build and develop a number of national partnerships, including Active Communities Network, Flying Futures, Dame Kelly Holmes Trust.
  • Racing Together provides to charities and other organisations access to a volunteering database for them to match volunteers to opportunities to support their work.

What is the relationship between
Racing to School and Racing Together?

Racing to School is the charity that works with British racing to provide free educational and careers-based programmes. Racing to School is leading Racing Together, incorporating its objectives within the charity’s strategy.

What are the benefits of being part
of Racing Together?

  1. To be recognised as a contributor to British racing’s community engagement work
  2. To utilise shared resources to help achieve more for racing’s many and varied beneficiaries
  3. Wider recognition for community engagement activities, which can be promoted through Racing Together’s dedicated website and social media platforms and within Government.
  4. Access to a volunteering database where volunteers, and organisations seeking volunteers, can be matched successfully.
  5. Opportunities to work with Racing Together’s national partnership network, within and outside the sport.

What is racing doing globally in this area?

Together for Racing International is a global alliance to promote education, community engagement, and career opportunities that connect people with the thoroughbred industry worldwide. Visit the TfRI website here.