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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 for further information on how we can help you.

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BTRC Work Experience – residential or day visits

area of interest


Outreach programmes – demonstrations, racedays etc

Community Group visits

Open Yard Visits

BTRC Work Experience – residential or day visits



50 - 100



Through this programme we aim to educate and promote best practices in the management and care of retired racehorses, especially those animals that are found in a vulnerable state. The programme has allowed hundreds of students who are studying a variety or courses from veterinary to equine an opportunity to gain hands on experience and learn about retired Thoroughbreds. The course has also benefitted those that are considering entering into a career in racing industry but wish to have more experience handling Thoroughbreds. The BTRC has worked with Universities and Colleges offering placements, from one day to 6 months and have also accepted international students from USA, Canada, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Austria, Spain Germany and Italy.

desired outcome


Getting people active

Improving mental health

Building diversity and inclusion