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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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Chelmsford City Racecourse

Current Activities

Programme Highlight

Volunteering: Racing Together Community Day initiatives where our staff have gone to local community projects including a hospice, homeless shelter, and church to help out. Last year 20 staff went to our local hospital to repair, rub down and re-varnish the garden furniture in the dementia patients’ garden. Education: Students from Writtle college have educational days at the racecourse. Local brownie & scout groups regularly visit the racecourse. Racing to school visits. Charity & fundraising: % of revenue from each family fun day goes to the elected charity for that year (Help for Heroes, Macmillan) race titles, tickets & hospitality raffle prizes are also donated. Big supports of the Mayor’s charity appeal each year, hosting a Mayor’s charity racenight to raise funds. Also regularly support the Lord’s Taverners charity. We have donated food from cancelled race meetings to local homeless charities. Last year instead of doing Secret Santa each member of staff gave a present to the Salvation Army.

Full-time staff, partially dedicated to community engagement


Volunteers dedicated to community engagement


What do they do?

We provide access to our venue or facilities for community groups and or fundraising

We organise or host events for charities and community groups

Our organisation donates to good causes

Our staff fundraise and donate to good causes

Community engagement is part of our day job

We fund the delivery of community engagement and education activity