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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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Under 18s Race Free


Great British Racing

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Under 18s Race Free



10 - 15



The purpose of U18s Race Free is to grow racing’s audience and increase both interest and participation. This initiative allows those under the age of 18 to attend a day at the races for free when they are accompanied by a paying adult. We work with racecourses throughout the year to ensure that these days are action packed, featuring activities outside of the racing that are both exciting an educational. It is our hope that families continue to see this offering as both great value for money and a wonderful day out, particularly during the school holidays. In doing so, they will be both supporting their local racecourses and bringing a generation of potential supporters to the sport of horseracing.

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