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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.

17 October 2019

Chelmsford team spend day revamping dementia gardens at Broomfield Hospital

The team at Chelmsford City Racecourse spent a day volunteering in the dementia gardens at nearby Broomfield Hospital on 10th October as part of their commitment to community engagement.

Georgie Thorogood, Senior Commercial Executive said: “A team of us from the racecourse went to Broomfield Hospital to volunteer painting all of the garden furniture within their dementia gardens. Broomfield is first port of call for any injuries from the racecourse and they have always ensured that any jockeys get the very best of care, so it was great to be able to give a little back.”

The Sustainability and Grounds & Gardens team at Broomfield Hospital said: “Thank you all so much for your hard work. Staining the benches really brightened up the furniture and tied the gardens all together. The garden is much more attractive, which will hopefully encourage the patients to go outside.”

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