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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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Scottish Racing Academy

Programme Highlight

We have made great progress with our Education and Training opportunities throughout 2019 and 2020. Most notably: -Charitable status obtained Sept 2019 -The Scottish Racing Academy has been developed in full consultation with Scottish and far Northern trainers -A new suite of Scottish Qualification Authority approved qualifications validated January 2020 that meet the rules of racing -A comprehensive School's Academy pathway programme in collaboration with 13 Secondary Schools -We have established two full-time campuses for the delivery of the SCQF Level 5 Racing Qualifications (SRUC Oatridge and Borders College) -Our delivery model has both work-based and college options to suit the learners needs -The Scottish Racing Academy also provides qualifications and training for stable staff which are full funded by the Scottish Government.

Full-time staff dedicated to community engagement

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Part-time staff dedicated to community engagement

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Casual staff dedicated to community engagement

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Volunteers dedicated to community engagement

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What do they do?

We organise or host events for charities and community groups

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

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