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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.

Sarah Montgomery community day 21 February 2019

Sarah Montgomery on Musselburgh’s community engagement activity

It was no surprise that Sarah Montgomery was shortlisted at the recent Godolphin Stud & Stable Staff Awards given her work in driving forward Musselburgh Racecourse’s engagement with their local community.

Sarah is Senior Operations and Commercial Manager at Musselburgh and speaking on Monday night at the Awards we heard how, since 2015, the Scottish racecourse has evolved their community programme to match their resources with the needs of those living nearby. The judges of the Rory MacDonald Community Award recognised the impact of this strategy.

With support from Racing Together’s Scottish Community Engagement Manager Eleanor Boden, Musselburgh now has an education programme and are working towards becoming a dementia-friendly venue, as well as tackling loneliness and contributing to improving their local area.

In her interview (video below) Sarah describes the racecourse’s approach to supporting the needs of people locally and also a keen desire to introduce people to racing who may not otherwise encounter the sport.

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