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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.

Tote Town Hall video screenshot 04 January 2019

Together for the Tote supports Racing Welfare through public survey

Racing Welfare is to benefit from a new survey requesting feedback from racing fans about the future of the Tote.

Together for the Tote will make a donation to support the work of the charity, which provides advice, housing, community activities, chaplaincy, careers support and a dedicated 24-hour helpline for those working in racing in need of support.

In December the Tote Town Hall initiative was launched to seek views on how the Tote can offer greater value, a better digital experience, and even more exciting bets. 

A launch video with members of the team was filmed at Newbury and encouraged racing fans to engage with questions posted across social media, which will continue over the next few weeks. Click on the image below to watch the video, or to provide feedback.

Tote Town Hall Video Screenshot

Alex Frost, Chief Executive of Alizeti which is behind Together for the Tote, said: “We think it is really important to engage with racing fans and Tote customers about our plans for the future of the Tote. At the same time, it is fantastic to be able to support the crucial work Racing Welfare do for everyone across the racing community.”

Good news also for Racing Welfare at the start of the New Year with the Racing Foundation confirming a new partnership which will deliver £3.89bn over the next three years, with the aim to further develop both the physical and mental health of racing staff through Racing Welfare’s services.

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