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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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National Certificate in (Race) Horse Care


Scottish Racing Academy

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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



We have a new course starting each August. The application window opens on January 5th and we have 30 places available



This programme is more holistic in its approach to the learning process (not just equine-related skills but also personal and social skills). It is locality-focused with closer partnerships between employers, learners and training providers, The programme is individualised (based on the strengths and needs of each learner), and is integrated between college-based theoretical learning and work-based experiential learning. It is graduated in the degree to which the transition from learner to employee is made. It is stronger in terms of recruitment and selection (e.g., assessment of history, motivation), and broader in terms of participation by hard-to-reach groups and their families. This was informed by industry and employer demands.

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Getting people active

Improving mental health

Developing peoples' skills

Building stronger communities

Contributing to the economy

Building diversity and inclusion