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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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Newmarket Academy Godolphin Beacon Project



area of interest


Primary School Visits – Under Starters Orders Programme

Godolphin Stud & Stable Staff Awards

Godolphin Flying Start

Newmarket Academy Godolphin Beacon Project






The Newmarket Academy Godolphin Beacon Project is a partnership between Newmarket Academy and Godolphin. The programme is designed to use the wide range of community assets and networks that racing incorporates to provide a structured, measurable education programme across year group's 7 to 11. The initiatives include guidance on opportunities and pathways to employment within horse racing and associated industries. The programme is delivered by Racing to School.

desired outcome


Getting people active

Improving mental health

Developing peoples' skills

Building stronger communities

Accessing the outdoors and enabling volunteering

Building diversity and inclusion