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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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Racing to School

Programme Highlight

Racing to School is an education charity that delivers free outdoor learning activities for young people at racecourses, studs and trainers’ yards across the country. As such, all of our day to day activity is focused on both educating our young beneficiaries and engaging them with a sport that is often at the heart of their local community. We are proud of all our achievements over the past year, especially setting new record participation of over 15,000 young people throughout 2019. We are also very proud of our two beacon projects at Aintree and Newmarket, which take a longitudinal approach to community engagement, offering deep connections between students and the sport over a number of years. We are proud of our work because of the hugely positive impact it has on our beneficiaries, their schools, our partner organisations and the wider community.

Full-time staff dedicated to community engagement


Full-time staff, partially dedicated to community engagement


Part-time staff dedicated to community engagement


What do they do?

We organise or host events for charities and community groups

Community engagement is part of our day job

We fund the delivery of community engagement and education activity