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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.

21 January 2019

Banish Those Winter Blues at Hereford Racecourse

Wednesday’s fixture at Hereford Racecourse runs in collaboration with Herefordshire Mind and Racing Welfare in order to support and improve mental health awareness in the local area and amongst racing staff.

Just some of the planned activities include:

  • The unveiling of a new artwork in the Paddock Bar; created by three members of Herefordshire Mind Artspace, which is an art therapy class to support mental health,
  • £1 from each advance ticket purchase donated to Mind Herefordshire,
  • Live Q&A with Alicia Lawrence, GM of Mind Herefordshire, and Adam Ferguson from Racing Welfare on the services each charity provides in support of mental health issues,
  • Mind Herefordshire bucket collections throughout the day,
  • Racing Welfare will also be in the stable staff canteen with their online mental health survey.

For more information and tickets visit the Hereford Racecourse website here.

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