Volunteer opportunities at Shaw’s Corner
Whether you have years of experience to draw upon, or just want to help us keep this special place running smoothly, you’re welcome to join our volunteering team here at Shaw’s Corner. Find out about the kinds of volunteering roles we have and how you can apply to be part of our team.
Ways to volunteer at Shaw's Corner
Whatever your skills and experience, there’s a volunteering role to suit you at Shaw’s Corner. Positions include:
Visitor welcome volunteers
In this role, you’ll welcome visitors to Shaw's Corner and make sure that they have the most enjoyable visit possible.
Guided experience volunteers
As a guided experience volunteer, you’ll chat to visitors and share your knowledge about Shaw, the house and its collections.
Get involved with looking after George Bernard Shaw’s garden, working alongside our senior gardener.
'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.’
– Val, volunteer at Shaw’s Corner
29 June | 3pm - 5pm
Join us for a couple of hours at Shaw's Corner, the home of playwright George Bernard Shaw, to find out more about our available volunteering opportunities. Speak to staff and volunteers and find out what it's like to volunteer here.
We are looking for volunteers to bring Shaw's Corner alive for our visitors and to tell the stories of its former famous eccentric owner and his intriguing collection which includes a Nobel literature prize and an Oscar! Between 3pm and 5pm join us for a short tour of Shaw's Corner and find out more about volunteering with the National Trust at Shaw's Corner. Either sign up on the day or take away an application form to think about it, there's absolutely no pressure.
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Why join us?
There are lots of reasons to join us; making the move to volunteer could be the best decision you ever make.
- Become part of a friendly and dedicated team
- Meet people from all walks of life and forge new friendships
- Utilise your existing skills and learn new ones
- Strengthen your CV and help to develop your career
- Enjoy the great outdoors
- Learn about the history of this special place.
Thank you to all our volunteers who give their time to support the National Trust in many different roles.
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Discover the history of Shaw's Corner, Hertfordshire and George Bernard Shaw – the playwright, activist and Nobel Prize winner who lived there.
Discover Shaw’s Corner, the home of playwright, George Bernard Shaw. Explore the beautiful Arts and Crafts interiors and find fascinating links with the past.
These frequently asked questions should give you all you need to know about who can volunteer, what it involves and how to apply.
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