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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:

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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.

14 May 2018

Greatwood stables and garden enjoy a spring clean as part of Racing Together Community Day

Last Friday was the Racing Together Community Day, where people from all areas of the sport were encouraged to give back to their local community. Among the many activities that took place was a spring clean at Greatwood – the charity that uses former racehorses to educate disadvantaged children and young adults with Special Educational Needs (SEN).

Staff from the charity Racing to School and the BHA’s Careers in Racing team were pleased to swop their London office for a day’s volunteering down in Wiltshire, but it was certainly no holiday.

Arriving at 10am, they were set straight to work mucking out the farm’s large isolation barn. All of the cleaned-out bedding was then carried down to their sensory garden to form the base layer of a number of new planting boxes, which are used by the charities beneficiaries. After lunch the group was split in two, with one group weeding in the garden and the other tackling some more stables that needed cleaning out.

“I was not quite prepared for what lay ahead of us,” said Rob Sage form Racing to School.

“It was actually really hard work and I was aching the next day; I certainly don’t think I have what it takes to be a full time Racing Groom!

“However, it was also really rewarding to know that we had helped out and it felt like we really accomplished something. Volunteering is so important to charities such as Greatwood, who do such amazing work for their beneficiaries. It really is great to see so many people in racing from all across the country getting involved and giving back to their local communities.”

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