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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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Newton Abbot Racecourse

Current Activities

Programme Highlight

Education: Racing to School visited 2/3 times in 2019. We also work with other local primary schools to support their fundraising events. Fundraising & Donations: On bigger racedays local charities are always invited to do bucket collections, they are given free ads in the racecard. If these charities put on events locally the racecourse will try to attend and support too. In the past the racecourse has worked with RNLI, SSAFA, Hearing Dogs UK, Marie Curie, Exeter Young Business Club. We also hosted a race night for the Stephen Hughes Foundation.

Full-time staff, partially 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