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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 lucy@racingtoschool.co.uk for further information on how we can help you.

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Cheltenham Racecourse

Programme Highlight

Junior Jumpers and our St James City Farm Initiative: We are always looking for ways to diversify our programmes and an opportunity presented itself for Junior Jumpers in the form of Pony Racing. Offering a glimpse into the future, a springboard for aspiring young jockeys to experience hallowed turf, showcasing their talents at fixtures such as Cheltenham’s Good Friday meeting. It was here that we met Aamilah Aswat. A girl with perfect hands and posture. Despite getting the best from her pony, she came last. For a talented rider to be so well beaten was a shame, so we did some digging. One of the wonderful things about being involved in our local community is that we come across people like Imran. While communities can make great things happen for good causes, this is the story of a good cause making great things happen for its community. Imran and his colleague Sarah support local children who otherwise wouldn’t be able to ride, have access to ponies and lessons. He is the soul of The St James City Farm; a wonderfully hidden gem at the heart of Gloucester City, with chickens, a goat, a pot-bellied pig, a few ducks, and a pony and a girl who captured hearts on Good Friday. When we met Aamilah and Imran, we knew what we wanted to do. We would purchase a pony for Aamilah and the others at St James City Farm to ride and to race, and this time be competitive.

Full-time staff dedicated to community engagement

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Full-time staff, partially dedicated to community engagement

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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