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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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York Racecourse Community Day


York Racecourse

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Macmillan Charity Raceday at York

York Racecourse Community Day






By taking part in our Community Day, it offers staff the chance to work and socialise with other members of the team who they may not work with on a regular basis. The aim of this is to create greater sociability within the team and working together on a project outside of racing adds to the feeling of belonging, being one team. We also take great pride from the fact that we help within the local community, adding to their ability to enjoy their local parks and the wider Knavesmire. We have also litter picked on the Knavesmire retrieving some 20 bin bags full of discarded bottles and general litter. We also host coffee mornings for Racing Welfare which take place every year. Participants are offered tea/ coffee on arrival with pastries and invited to socialise with one another before receiving a 'behind the scenes' tour of the racecourse.

desired outcome


Getting people active

Developing peoples' skills

Building stronger communities

Accessing the outdoors and enabling volunteering