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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.

03 April 2018

Henderson flies the flag at Lambourn, while Hammond yard comes out on top in Yorkshire

The Lambourn Valley Housing Trust and Thames Valley Air Ambulance did not miss out on support from Good Friday’s Lambourn Open Day as top jumps trainer Nicky Henderson was able to welcome the public to his yard. The trainer may have been alone in being able to open his doors, but with a reduced ticket price and some superstars on show, a great day was had by all.

Gold Cup runner-up Might Bite and Champion Hurdler Buveur D’Air were on show and Sir Anthony McCoy also jetted in from Barbados, posing for photographs and signing autographs for the damp yet enthusiastic crowd.

Nicky Henderson tweeted: ‘”Thank you to all of you for attending today’s Lambourn Open Day and helping raise lots of cash in the process. It was great to see everyone and I hope you enjoyed the day. Special thanks must also go to my hard-working staff for all their efforts in atrocious weather conditions.”

Up in Yorkshire, the Middleham Open day enjoyed better luck with the weather, with a full schedule taking place. Fundraiser Jack Lander was volunteering for the day and local artist Jo Stockdale was present at Chris Fairhurst’s yard selling a wide range of her new and original drawings. One of the many highlights of the day included race fans been given the chance to meet the astonishing Shetland Pony, Little Alf who has five books published about him.

The afternoon activities included an inter-yard competition, which was won by Micky Hammond’s team after success in the show jumping contest, donkey Derby and egg and spoon race.

The Racing Welfare twitter account tweeted of the day: ‘”Brilliant day once again at the Middleham Open Day. A huge thank you to all those involved and everyone who came to support us. We hope you all had a great day.”

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