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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.

17 November 2017

Showcase champions still leading the pack with community engagement

The team at Aintree is celebrating a record third win of the Community Award as voted by judges of the RCA Showcase awards. “It’s part of our DNA,” said Grant Rowley of Aintree Racecourse who explained the importance of teamwork to the success of the Impact and Innovation Project judged best of its class by this year’s judging panel.

The racecourse also claimed the prestigious title of Showcase Champions to the applause of a full RCA Award ceremony on Thursday night at Newbury Racecourse.

Communications Manager, Grant Rowley said: “Community work makes a real difference to our strategy and every year we try to add something different. This year the military veterans programme has been added to our work.”

“It wouldn’t happen without partnerships. Everton in the community, our local schools dementia groups – there are so many out there. Collaboration has been integral to the success we’ve achieved.”

Aintree overcame eight rivals to claim the popular community award for a third successive year.

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