Volunteering in British Horseracing - new e-learning course now on Racing2Learn
Monday, 1 February 2021
All you need to know about giving back - new e-learning course about volunteering
Racing2Learn – the industry's education platform – has added a new course to drive the volunteering spirit across the sport.
‘Volunteering in British Horseracing’ is designed for keen volunteers and for racing charities, to train those willing to give up their time in support of some great causes. The free interactive course has been created specifically for charities and volunteers connected with the sport.
It will provide a useful and informative tool for anyone who is currently volunteering within the industry or thinking about doing so. It will be an invaluable tool for racing's charities in their quest to recruit and train volunteers.
“We were very pleased to work with colleagues at Racing Welfare to put together a practical guide, which hopefully will inspire new volunteers to make a real difference” said Lucy Gurney from Racing Together.
The course is designed to provide knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of volunteering within the racing industry and has used resources, such as those provided by the NCVO.
Topics covered include:
- An overview of volunteering
- Understanding organisations and their volunteering roles within the industry
- Recognising the skills needed to be an effective volunteer
- Recognising the importance of safeguarding
Some of the specific skills highlighted, include listening skills, dealing with difficult situations, empathy vs sympathy and much more. The course provides information on the types of volunteer roles that exist, and where to find them.
The course is self-paced and lasts approximately 30 minutes. It can be accessed via the Racing2Learn website: click here
You will need to create a free Racing2Learn account if you don’t already have one.