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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.

18 March 2020

Racing Foundation launches COVID-19 Impact Survey

In the face of the global Coronavirus pandemic, which has already resulted in the cancellation of racing until the end of April, Grant-maker, the Racing Foundation, is in discussion with other funders about the potential to launch a support fund to help racing charities across the country during this difficult time.

This approach has already seen an Impact Survey sent out to racing charities with the intention of understanding the scale of the issues being faced, the associated financial impact and where the greatest need lies.

Racing Foundation Chief Executive Rob Hezel said: “We are acutely aware of the potential issues and risks that the current COVID-19 situation poses for racing, its participants both human and equine and for the various individual charities who support them within the industry.

“While it is essential we work in a co-ordinated way with other industry bodies and the industry plans that are being prepared, we are already in discussion with other funders to try and create a specific fund to assist with the challenges that the racing charity sector will face over the coming weeks and possibly months. The impact survey will help to identify the risks they are facing.”

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