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

04 February 2021

Reliant on Racing highlights connections with the sport

Since New Year’s Day, ITV Racing has been highlighting those connected to the sport of horseracing, through a variety of unexpected careers and avenues.

First, FR33DOM Zampaladus of the brilliant Urban Equestrian Academy in Leicester talked of his connection with and fondness for the sport, and how he is sharing it through his inner-city riding school.

Next, Mark Walker and his family spoke of their growing love of racing thanks to the generosity of Britain’s racecourses via the charity Tickets for Troops.

Sean Simara from the sport’s careers marketing arm Careers in Racing explains his route into the sport and how others can get involved, too.

Natalie O’Rourke runs Park Lane Stables, a London riding school under threat due to proposed development of their stables. Natalie’s team teaches young people to ride and gives them the opportunity to ride in pony races.

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