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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

Programme Highlight

The Scottish Racing commitment to Alzheimer Scotland. The partnership directly compliments the Scottish National Dementia strategy by maintaining a focus on improving the quality of care for people living with dementia and their families through workforce development; data and information; and fundraising for research. Crucially, within this established partnership, there is a recognition of the importance of taking a person-centred approach to providing support to people living with dementia and their carers. The partnership promotes and supports the aim that people can live well in their dementia-friendly and dementia-enabled communities and horse racing organisations. Another major development of 2019, is that Scottish Racing were successful in gaining funds to establish a sister organisation purely focused on community and education - the Scottish Racing Academy.

Full-time staff, partially dedicated to community engagement

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Part-time staff 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

We fund the delivery of community engagement and education activity