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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 for further information on how we can help you.

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Find racing's community programmes

Explore British racing’s community and education directory



Organisations and activities across GB

In the summer of 2020, Racing Together, The Racing Foundation and Godolphin came together to conduct a survey of the industry to better understand horseracing’s involvement with, and the benefit it brings, to communities and to be able to showcase racing’s positive impact. The Directory maps nationwide activities from over 130 organisations that are harnessing racing’s assets to help people develop skills, increase physical activity and create a more diverse and inclusive sport. Activity also includes the immediate responses of racing’s businesses and people to reduce the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on local communities.

Our industry is special, it is a wonderful, global sport, with great heritage. It is socially inclusive and diverse and it unites us all behind the love of the horse. At the same time, we want to do more to help tackle the issues that are affecting our communities. The Directory forms part of a wider strategy of collaboration for racing to deliver an ambitious and aligned programme of activity to increase the number of beneficiaries of the racing industry across community engagement and education.

View the survey report

The search box below provides you with an opportunity to explore the directory, and to research existing and new programmes across a wide range of organisations, filtering by organisation type, aims and more.

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