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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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The Henry Cecil Open Weekend


Henry Cecil Open Weekend

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The Henry Cecil Open Weekend






The event helps to raise money for charity, while promoting the sport by engaging and interacting with the public. During the Open Weekend the public is invited to visit Newmarket town for the rare chance to visit the UK’s leading training operations and yards. It is an opportunity for fans to meet their equine heroes, the trainers, and the staff. We also provide tours to many of Newmarket’s leading equine sites, including Newmarket’s two veterinary hospitals, the British Racing School, the Jockey Club Rooms, National Stud, and National Horseracing Museum.

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Building stronger communities

Accessing the outdoors and enabling volunteering

Building diversity and inclusion