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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:

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Sport and Recreation Alliance – Join In:

If you are a racing charity looking to recruit volunteers, simply contact lucy@racingtoschool.co.uk for further information on how we can help you.

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Studying the Form at Hamilton Park Project

Organisation:

Hamilton Park Racecourse

area of interest

Activities:

Support of Scottish Racing Academy

Marie Curie Hospice

Hamilton Park Food Bank

Alzheimer Scotland Memory Walk at Hamilton Park

Studying the Form at Hamilton Park Project

participants

Participants:

25

purpose

Purpose:

Using photos and documents from the racecourse’s archive, the Hamilton Grammar School pupils researched the history and significance of racing in Hamilton and beyond, producing some stunning pieces of artwork. The S2 pupils (aged 12-14) started the project at the end of their S1 year, and their work was initially exhibited at the Lanarkshire Chamber of Commerce Raceday at Hamilton Park on September 23. Racegoers enjoyed viewing the exhibition while the pupils proudly discussed their work. The ‘Studying the Form at Hamilton Park’ project, which showcases horse racing’s deep-rooted history in the local area, was exhibited at Hampden Park’s Hall of Fame from November 25 to December 2.

desired outcome

Aims:

Getting people active

Improving mental health

Developing peoples' skills

Accessing the outdoors and enabling volunteering