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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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Mental Health in Sport Charter


Scottish Racing Academy

area of interest


National Certificate in (Race) Horse Care

Full-Time Work-Based Racing Route

SRA Schools Academy

Fully-Funded Training for Stable Staff in the Workplace

Mental Health in Sport Charter



All Staff



Mental health and wellbeing is a key focus within horseracing on a broad level, and is a core component of the Scottish Racing Academy’s strategic objectives. The Scottish Racing Academy is wholly committed to providing fully inclusive and accessible opportunities to all our stakeholders’ mental health and wellbeing. In addition, in light of the well reported impact of Covid-19 on the mental health of racing staff, all of the Scottish Racing Academy will participate in a mental health awareness workshop and all SRA employees will continue with ongoing CPD as new practices emerge. In addition, the Scottish Racing Academy is working to: reduce any stigma associated with mental health; provide support to those within the Scottish Racing Academy (learners, staff and governance) and our collaborating organisations (Borders College and SRUC) to create positive change in attitudes towards mental health and wellbeing.

desired outcome


Getting people active

Improving mental health

Developing peoples' skills

Building stronger communities

Building diversity and inclusion