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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 lucy@racingtoschool.co.uk for further information on how we can help you.

2018 RCA Showcase Champions Hamilton Park 17 September 2019

Racing Together Community Award up for grabs at prestigious RCA event

The Racecourse Association (RCA) has this year named their community category the Racing Together Community Award for their Showcase & Awards event taking place at Hamilton Park Racecourse on 14th November. Last year’s most-entered category returns this year, alongside a new Diversity and Inclusion award for the competitive annual racecourse awards. Other categories reward the Best Event, Best Campaign and Best Owners’ Experience, to name just a few, plus the overall Champion title.

Last year’s community award winner was Uttoxeter Racecourse, which ran a prostate cancer screening programme in conjunction with their local lions club and provided life-changing advice to 75 men.

Prostate cancer screening sessions hosted by last year's winner Uttoxeter Racecourse
Prostate cancer screening sessions hosted by last year’s winner Uttoxeter Racecourse

The submission deadline is 27th September, with finalists announced on 15th October and the awards taking place on 14th November. The RCA hosts a showcase surgery to provide objective advice for racecourse submissions. Find out more on the RCA’s website here.

Brand & Experience Manager Paul Swain said: “Showcase has become far more sophisticated in its tone and presentation because, as organisers, we acknowledged we had to up our game. We’re putting on a marquee event for people who put on marquee events every day of the year!

“We’ve worked hard to build trust with the racecourses and curate an event which has become an established part of the racecourse calendar. Showcase recognises two brand values at its core: excellence and innovation. We stress both terms in everything we do.”

 “We give a platform to those racecourses which have reached the peak of excellence that year, and then combine that insight with the best from outside the sport. We’ve had some fantastic speakers form huge brands: Center Parcs, the Royal & Ancient, Liverpool, Everton and Arsenal football clubs and Wimbledon to name but a few.”

Find out more about the Racing Together Community Award in this short video from Racing Together Community Engagement Manager Lucy Gurney:

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