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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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Supporting the Scottish Racing Academy


Scottish Racing

area of interest


Dumfries House partnership with Scottish Racing

Scottish Racing Mental Health and Wellbeing

Supporting the Scottish Racing Academy

Alzheimer Scotland Partnership



80+ per year



The Scottish Racing Academy was built on evidenced need to address the well-documented difficulties in recruiting and retaining high quality, skilled racing staff that currently affects the industry across the U.K., including Scotland. The Scottish Racing Academy addresses the gap in education and training provision available in Scotland, which will provide an education and training offer that matches the world-class racecourses and trainers that operate in Scotland and reflects the importance and impact of Scottish racing on the racing industry in the U.K. and the Scottish economy. The ultimate aim is to create a world class education and training offer that has a positive impact on the recruitment, skills, career development/progression and retention of racing staff in Scotland, and also benefits racing staff across the U.K and the industry more broadly, creating a lasting legacy for the racing industry and its participants.

desired outcome


Getting people active

Improving mental health

Developing peoples' skills

Building stronger communities

Contributing to the economy

Accessing the outdoors and enabling volunteering

Building diversity and inclusion