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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.

Opportunities

Fancy a day’s racing and fundraising for a good cause? Join us at Doncaster for our Clock Tower Cup raceday where we need support for our bucket collection. Timings tbc.

Fancy a day’s racing and fundraising for a good cause? Join us at Newton Abbot for our Racing Staff Week Cup raceday where we need support for our bucket collection. Timings tbc.

This event depends on the help of our wonderful event stewards who offer drinks, snacks and support the cyclists as they take on their great challenge! Shifts will last approx. 3-4 hours and will run throughout the 24-hour duration of the challenge.

Every year The Jockey Club Estates kindly give permission for just over 300 horses and riders access to their world-famous training grounds for a pleasure ride. We need over 40 volunteers to help us by directing riders and marking them off as they pass through your checkpoint. Shifts are 8.15am to 12.30pm and 12.15pm to 4pm.

We need enthusiastic supporters to help cheer our epic runners on as they take on the Vitality Big Half. With clappers, signs, and your voice we need you to give runners a boost at various points around the course. Whether you can give 1 hour or 4, we need your help!

Malton Open Day is one of our most well attended events every year. Local trainers kindly open their yards up to the public in the morning before everyone heads to Highfield Gallops for some family fun. Volunteers are needed to help sell and scan tickets, direct the public and park cars. Timings tbc but are usually 8am-1pm when you are then free to enjoy the fun on the Gallops.

An annual event, the Epsom Open Day sees local trainers welcome the public behind closed doors to meet some of the country’s best-known racehorses. From 8.45am until 1pm we need volunteers to help with selling and scanning tickets.

We need enthusiastic supporters to help cheer our epic runners on as they take on the London Marathon. With clappers, signs, and your voice we need you to give runners a boost at various points around the course. Whether you can give 1 hour or 4, we need your help!

Volunteering Drop-in Sessions

Got a question about volunteering with us? Come along to one of our drop in sessions, held on Zoom to ask our Volunteer Coordinator, Jen Gates.

1st June l 12.30-1.30pm l https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89858845371?pwd=K1FRSFF3d0orQ0ZkUmJMOXhMZGtndz09

7th June l 12.30pm-1.30pm l https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88368928712?pwd=V013Ylh1Tnh1eWppbzdka1E2bTdWUT09

Want to sign up?

Ready to join us as a volunteer or just looking for more information? Email our Volunteer Coordinator, Jen Gates on jgates@racingwelfare.co.uk or complete the form below.

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