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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.

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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.

05 March 2019

Careers in Racing launch volunteer Career Maker programme

The racing industry’s marketing campaign run by The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has this week launched racing’s first Volunteer ‘Career Maker’ programme to inspire more people to work in British racing.

The programme will use a network of volunteers to share their real-life experiences of working in the industry with students at careers fairs and schools across the country. Volunteers will be trained and supported by Careers in Racing.

BHA’s Head of Careers Marketing and Recruitment Zoe Elliott said:

“The best people to talk about the great career opportunities that racing can provide are those who have experienced it for themselves or who have a genuine passion for the industry, that was the idea behind the career maker programme.
“It also means as an industry we can be visible at more school events than ever before, and we have already had lots of applications from people who want to spread the word about how fulfilling working in our sport and with horses can be.”

This week Careers in Racing are also supporting National Careers Week as a headline sponsor. As part of the activities they are working alongside the Northern Racing College, British Racing School and National Stud to showcase industry careers at events up and down the country.

Lingfield Park will also be hosting a youth group from South London to showcase the wide range of jobs available as part of the Take The Reins programme, which aims to harness the power of the sport of horseracing to inspire personal and social change and be a force for social good in disadvantaged communities.

More information on becoming a career maker can be found here.

Find out more about National Careers Week (4th – 9th March 2019) here.

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