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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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Aintree Beacon Project


Racing to School

area of interest


Newmarket Academy Godolphin Beacon Project

Aintree Beacon Project

Racing to School’s Riders’ Programme

Racing to School’s Education Programme






In early 2015, Racing to School, in partnership with Aintree Racecourse and Equestrian Centre and kindly funded by The Racing Foundation, began a unique pilot scheme called the ‘Aintree Beacon’ programme. The pilot engaged 10 local primary schools and one secondary school to plan and deliver a series of educational activities that used the context of racing and the facilities of the racecourse and the equestrian centre. The programme was designed to offer a fresh learning activity to pupils from Year 5 through to Year 13. The long-term aim was that pupils in Year 5 would have annual engagement with the programme throughout their school life, to not only generate interest and knowledge in racing but also to creating pathways to employment in racing for those wishing to pursue careers in the sport.

desired outcome


Getting people active

Improving mental health

Developing peoples' skills

Building stronger communities

Contributing to the economy

Accessing the outdoors and enabling volunteering

Building diversity and inclusion