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Racing Welfare provides professional guidance and practical help to the stud, stable and racecourse staff, and those in a broad range of associated roles whose dedication is vital to the wellbeing of racing.

Fortunately, not everyone will need our help, but volunteering enables us to deliver support throughout the UK and make a real difference to people’s lives. Volunteers like you are vital in helping us achieve this, either through work directly in support of beneficiaries or through raising the funds needed to continue to provide the services that we offer. We very much welcome new volunteers in all sorts of roles to help us carry on providing support to those who need us. We would be delighted if you would like to join our Volunteer Programme.

Types of Volunteering

Our Check-in and Chat service provides a weekly phone call to someone who may be feeling lonely, isolated or just looking for a regular chat with one of our friendly volunteers.

This is a regular volunteering opportunity that requires a weekly commitment of approximately 1.5 hours, as well as initial checks and training. We recruit for this role on an ongoing basis in line with the demand for calls. Get in touch today for more information.

Download the role description for Check-in and Chat Caller HERE.

Racing Welfare’s Check-in and Chat service is part-funded by The National Lottery Community Fund

Many of our events would be impossible to run without support from our volunteers, helping with stewarding, ticket sales and many other jobs. Please keep an eye on this space for details of upcoming events where we need your help.

Download the role description for Event Supporter HERE.

Racing Welfare supporters take on epic challenges for us all year round and we need enthusiastic supporters to help cheer them on in their challenges. With clappers, signs, and your voice we need you to give them a boost at various points around the course.

Want to sign up?

Ready to join us as a volunteer or just looking for more information?

If you’d like to sign up, email kpanagarry@racingwelfare.co.uk or use the form below.

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Safeguarding policy


Employer Supported Volunteering

Employer-supported volunteering (ESV) is where the employees of an organisation take paid time off to volunteer during work hours. Employees can choose to use their volunteering time to support a charity or community group of their own choice, or to take up an opportunity provided by their company.

Speak to your employer or HR team to find out more.

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Racing Welfare’s 24 hour support line enables people to access support and
guidance through digital and telephone options.