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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 for further information on how we can help you.


Here you will find useful documents, links and case studies, designed to encourage and showcase British racing’s community engagement activity.



Partnership Logo and Assets

Racing Together is a partnership of charities and organisations working together across British racing to help others. We actively encourage all charities and commercial organisations across the sport to use this logo to identify and promote racing’s combined community engagement activities.

The logo can be downloaded below and used on any appropriate promotional material.

Complete a Free e-Learning

A short online course on Racing2Learn, designed to inform anyone who is involved with racing. Learners receive CPD points, and an eCertificate verified by 1st4Sport and the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

Racing2Learn also provides a wide range of free courses to learn more about aspects of the racing industry.

How to use the course:

  1. Visit
  2. Create a free account and access the course
  3. Complete the course, answer the questions and receive your certificate
  4. Please also share the course widely with your organisation and HR function, embedding it in new starter packs, for example, to help us inspire others.

Political Engagement Toolkit

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The Racing Together Political Engagement Toolkit can be downloaded below. This document can be used as a guide to support your engagement with political figures. For further information and guidance please contact us directly.

Guides and Information about Racing’s Community Engagement

British Racing Factsheet

In 2018 racecourses were increasingly connected with their communities. Click the link below to view a summary of the 2018 and 2019 community engagement audit, completed by racecourses detailing their charity, volunteering and community projects.

Racing’s Volunteering Portal

Click here to visit Careers in Racing’s Job Board to find and apply for volunteer opportunities within racing. Racing-related organisations can create an account to list their own volunteering opportunities for free via Careers in Racing.
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