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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:

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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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Redcar Racecourse

Current Activities

Programme Highlight

Education: Racing To School days, this year we have welcomed schools for educational days on non-racedays due to racing BCD protocols. Fundraising & Donations: Royal British Legion is always on site on Redcar’s Help for Heroes raceday, bucket collecting and poppy selling. We also donate race titles to raise awareness. North East Autism Society: the charity has a big presence at our Zetland Gold Cup day, raising funds and awareness. Teeside Hospice: On site on ladies day, they do a fashion show with donated clothes, charity raffle and bucket collection. RNLI: Attend on Caribbean carnival day (in pirate fancy dress) to raise funds and awareness for the local lifeboat crew. Middlesbrough football club foundation: Were planning to do a cycle challenge on a raceday during the Tour of Yorkshire and the racecourse were providing hospitality (This got cancelled in 2020, but hoping to do it in the future) Community Relations: The racecourse is a ‘Friend of Redcar cemetery’ helping to maintain the area and raising funds.

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