'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.'
'We have long been supporters of the National Trust and hoped that on retirement an opportunity would arise to help with its work,' says Val. 'The added, and most important, ingredient was our interest in the theatre and [Terry] having worked for Shaw's country solicitor Ivo Curral. His infatuation with GBS was infectious!'
What we do
Welcoming visitors to Shaw's Corner and ensuring that they have a very enjoyable visit is key to our work
Cleaning and cataloguing
Throughout the year we clean and check the collections, frequently adding catalogued items
Cleaning out the Well House is an annual and grubby task but one that is very satisfying
Every month we have a volunteers' social and training event. From trips out to talks, the food is always great
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.