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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.

13 September 2019

Amie Canham speaking at Take The Reins showcase

Amie Canham, founding member of the Take The Reins advisory group talks about the programme’s pilot year, which has been funded by the Racing Foundation. During the event at Doncaster, a panel provided an overview of the initiative and headline outcomes ahead of an independent impact report. The subsequent Q&A sessions allowed industry representatives present to find out more and offer ideas and support.

About the Programme

Take The Reins is a unique collaboration between youth charities Active Communities Network and Flying Futures, supported by racing industry representatives from Lingfield Park Racecourse, Careers in Racing, Richard Fahey Racing, the National Horseracing College and Racing Together.

The programme aims to provide access and careers in racing for young people regardless of their location or background. Take The Reins includes research projects, personal development programmes, accredited training courses, ambassador visits, open days and careers routes.

Find out more about the programme here: http://www.activecommunities.org.uk/take-the-reins

Yesterday’s group of students visiting Doncaster were from Malton School. They experienced a varied day, meeting former jockey SammyJo Bell for a tour of the weighing room, followed by interviews with Luke Harvey and Ed Chamberlin. They also got the chance to try out the filming equipment, as well as joining the panel for the programme showcase.

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