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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.

01 April 2020

Your mind matters: mental health & wellbeing toolkit released

Great British Racing and Racing Welfare have created a wellbeing toolkit, recognising that the Coronavirus outbreak is affecting everyone who works in racing in different ways.

“You may still be riding out every morning, running your own training facility, looking after new foals at stud, working from home following an office shutdown or you may be unable to work.

“Whatever your circumstances, it has never been more important to look after your mental wellbeing. Mental wellbeing describes your mental state – how you are feeling and how well you can cope with day‐to‐day life. Our mental wellbeing is dynamic. It can change from moment to moment, day to day, month to month or year to year.”

The toolkit offers guidance and resources to safeguard and improve your mental wellbeing. Read it here.

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