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Lively conversation flies around the fine art during the winter clean. © National Trust/Anne Pyke

Lively conversation flies around the fine art during the winter clean.

Become part of the team at Shaw's Corner

Why Michael volunteers

Shaw's bedroom is rendolent of his personality.  © Lizzie Dunford

Shaw's bedroom is rendolent of his personality.

"Because of the complexity of the man. I love his [Shaw's] observations on life, his fellow man, his hatred of injustice, his courage to stick to his beliefs. In short a complete and fascinating man! A titan! You can feel his physical presence in the house. Just completed my thirteenth season, hooked for life!"

Why Valerie volunteers

Pointing out St Joan is a frequent task! © Lizzie Dunford

Pointing out St Joan is a frequent task!

"As a Room and Garden Guide, I enjoy meeting people, listening to their interests and drawing on my knowledge of Shaw. It is especially rewarding talking to visitors from abroad as many have a good knowledge of Shaw and his contemporaries."

Why Terry & Val volunteer

Terry was inspired by Ivo Curral's love of Shaw. © LSE

Terry was inspired by Ivo Curral's love of Shaw.

"We have long been supporters of the National Trust, and hoped that on retirement an opportunity would arise to help with its work. The added and most important ingredient being our interest in the theatre and my [Terry] having worked for Shaw's country solicitor Ivo Curral. His infatuation with GBS was infectious!"

What we do

  • James brushes up on his Shaw knowledge before we open the doors.  © Sue Morgan

    Room Guiding

    Welcoming visitors to Shaw's Corner and ensuring that they have a very enjoyable visit is key to our work h...

  • Cleaning and cataloguing Shaw's suits is a novel way to pass a winter's day © Lizzie Dunford

    Cleaning and Cataloguing

    Throughout the year we clean and check the collections, frequently adding cataloguing items

  • Helmets and overalls on.  © Lizzie Dunford

    Getting dirty!

    Cleaning out the Well House is an annual and grubby task, but one that is very satisfying

  • The Kitchen at Shaw's Corner buzzes at a volunteer social event. © Lizzie Dunford

    Socialising

    Every month we have a volunteers' social and training event. From trips out to talks, the food is always gr...

Why volunteer at Shaw's Corner?

  • It's a beautiful place to work
  • You'll be part of a great team
  • You'll develop new skills
  • You'll make a real difference
  • You can enjoy National Trust membership
  • You'll help our visitors to enjoy their visit
  • You can share your knowledge, energy and enthusiasm with others.
  • Interested? Get in touch at shawscorner@nationaltrust.org.uk

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