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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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Our Charity Tearoom


Kelso Racecourse

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Our Charity Tearoom






The Charity Tea Room at Kelso Races is a unique feature to the racecourse. It has been open since the 1980's and gives local and national charities the chance to showcase the great work they do. The tea room offers a variety of hot and cold refreshments, all lovingly prepared by the charity of the day with all profits going directly to that charity. With on average 14 race meetings a year, this offers support to many important charities over the year.

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Improving mental health

Developing peoples' skills

Building stronger communities

Contributing to the economy

Accessing the outdoors and enabling volunteering

Building diversity and inclusion