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

27 October 2020

What Racing means to the White Rose county

With nine racecourses, staging some of the world’s most important races, two major training centres at Middleham and Malton, a major Sales venue at Doncaster, the National Racing College, a state of the art rehabilitation and recovery facility for jockeys and stable staff at Jack Berry House and the New Beginnings retraining centre, Yorkshire serves every strata of racing life.

The stimulation to Yorkshire’s economy from racing, both in terms of jobs – many of them in the rural community – and profitability for many other sectors, particularly the hospitality industry, is truly enormous.

Ian Wilson, Deputy Director of the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research at Sheffield Hallam University carried out a study into the economic impact of horseracing in Yorkshire, enabled by funding from the Racing Foundation. 

The full report can be read here, along with the Covid Impact Report and a video presentation.

Below is an extract from the full video presentation, highlighting some of the social impact of racing in Yorkshire.

https://youtu.be/dgefVwlFwQs
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