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Racemaker FAQs


Volunteering is fantastic in so many ways! The Derby Festival is one of Britain's great national sporting events and has a large worldwide TV audience. 


You will also get the opportunity to meet new people, challenge yourself, develop new skills and valuable experience that you can add to your CV, and gain a real sense of pride in being part of the wider Derby Festival team!

There will be approximately 100 Racemakers who will perform similar roles in making the spectator and customer experience truly memorable. The role will involve giving directional assistance, welcoming spectators and helping to build the atmosphere.

Yes, you will be provided with a volunteer uniform and an accreditation pass which you will be required to wear at ALL times. Food and refreshments will be available and any equipment required to perform your role will be provided.

Applicants must be 18 years of age by 1 May 2023 to be able to volunteer. Applicants must also have the Right to Work and Volunteer in the UK. You must be able to travel to Epsom Downs Racecourse through your own means, as we’re not able to provide travel expenses.

Yes we welcome applications from all parts of the community and that includes those with disabilities. We can make reasonable adaptations to volunteer roles to ensure those with accessibility requirements are able to volunteer.


Do let us know of any requirements you have when completing your application but we will also ask all successful applicants to let us know of any requirements when inviting them to an interview (including any special arrangements required to enable them to attend the interview itself).


Your requirements will then be discussed in more detail during the interview so that we can jointly develop adjustments to address them.

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