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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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Take The Reins

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Take The Reins






Take the Reins delivers a range of programmes that provide young people who would not normally engage with the racing industry with experiences, inspiration and pathways to become involved at every level. Our work is mapped against key priorities that emerged during our pilot programme, namely to: – Engage young people and diverse communities (especially those from disadvantaged and BAME communities) with the sport of horse racing, broadening the appeal and reach of the sport into non-traditional racing communities. – Deliver experiences for young people to recognise the opportunities available within the racing industry in all career pathways, and to see racing as an exciting sporting industry to be employed in. – Deliver employability programmes and skills training to enable young people to undertake careers in racing and to build transferable skills that will support their progression and employability. – To work with stakeholders to shine a light on the cultural, social and economic contribution of the sport of racing nationally and globally. – To create sustainable programmes that will enhance and grow the contribution of racing to supporting young people into education training and employment.

desired outcome


Improving mental health

Developing peoples' skills

Building diversity and inclusion