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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.

12 March 2020

Girls Empowered by Travel – Nepal Visit Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse

The winners of the Ripon Racecourse Charity Christmas Dash, Girls Empowered by Travel – Nepal, were last weekend awarded a ‘With and For Girls 2019 Award’. This is a global initiative supporting organisations working with and for girls to tackle issues such as gender discrimination, inequality and harmful practices.

Sajana Bhadel and Pabitra Majhi of GET travelled from Nepal to London to collect the award and as part of the visit to the UK they travelled to Ripon. They were accompanied by UK ambassador for the Charity Mark Goddard who said: “I first visited Nepal in the aftermath of the devastating 2015 earthquake and began supporting Girls Empowered by Travel soon afterwards. The project allows girls from rural areas to learn new skills and return to lead projects in their own community.

“The empowerment is far reaching, with each girl trained creating a legacy in their community and a relatively modest sum of money can have life changing effects, not just for one individual girl but for a whole community.”

Sajana Bhadel, President of Girls Empowered by Travel, added: “The £450 which we won from the Ripon Charity Dash has been used to train two girls from rural districts in our ‘Hitaishi’ project. ‘Hitaishi’ means ‘Bond of friendship’ where girls learn about adult literacy, education and cleanliness and deliver this project to around 25 girls from their region which will help to eliminate the cycle of poverty.”

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