Volunteer roles

The Collection

Currently no opportunities to work with aircraft on event days.

Vintage vehicle volunteers

Want to take part and enjoy vintage vehicles?

We are interested in hearing from you if you can spare one day a week to volunteer to join us in our vehicle workshop, helping to preserve and run the Collection’s historic Veteran, Edwardian and Vintage cars and bikes.

For more information, email the Vehicle Collection Manager Stuart Gray or call him on 07785 258169.

Volunteer Membership Accounts Manager

The Shuttleworth Veteran Aeroplane Society urgently needs a volunteer Membership Accounts Manager to assist with membership applications and renewals. The work would entail reconciling payments with subscription forms, preparing and banking incoming payments, preparing and posting subscription forms to the Treasurer, liaison with the Treasurer over membership issues, copying and filing Gift Aid Declarations.

This voluntary position would suit anybody with a background in administration or accounting although it could be undertaken by anyone capable of carrying out administrative work with accuracy. It is expected that the successful applicant will need to work at the S.V.A.S. office located at Old Warden around two days a week and full training will be given.

To apply, please contact Alan Reed on 07743 946400 or email details to him at svas@shuttleworth.org

The Swiss Garden

Fancy doing something different with your free time? Something that will provide plenty of fresh air, some exercise and an opportunity to meet people?

Now that the Swiss Garden is open there are lots of new volunteering opportunities on offer to all age groups at weekends and during the week: including gardeners, and welcome stewards.

We’re looking for volunteers to help with all aspects of the garden who are able to give a regular commitment. Some of the roles are suitable for students looking to volunteer during the holidays. Previous experience for any of the roles is not essential as training is provided.

By volunteering at the Swiss Garden you will be helping to ensure that the future of this important historic garden is secure for future generations to enjoy.

If the idea of volunteering in one of the area’s most beautiful gardens at one of the most exciting times in its history appeals to you please email Ann Wise, Swiss Garden Volunteering Officer, or call her on 01767 627 911 (Tuesdays/Thursdays only)

The Friends of Swiss Garden

The Friends of The Swiss Garden play an important part in the life of the garden, and enjoy an excellent range of benefits; joining the Friends will put you at the heart of events at the Swiss Garden.

Become a Friend

The Friends’ main aims are to preserve, improve and promote the Swiss Garden for the education and enjoyment of the public. For more details of benefits and membership rates download the application form and join today.

The Treasurer vacancy

The unpaid post involves:
• Working closely with the Membership Secretary to ensure that membership fees are received and processed
• Working closely with the Accounts Department of the Shuttleworth Trust on membership accounts and events income
• Receiving and checking bank statements
• Processing money made at events, and paying out expenses as necessary
• Preparing year-end accounts in the format of any normal charity
• Preparing submissions for the Charity Commission
• It is hoped that in future, the Treasurer will also process claims for Gift Aid

If you are interested in joining our committee as Treasurer, please get in touch. We hold five or six meetings a year, and are an informal and friendly group.

Email: victoria@diggledesign.com
Telephone: 01767 627247

The House

Do you love meeting new people and sharing fascinating historical facts?

We’re extending the public interest in The Collection and Swiss Garden to The House and Parkland.  If you like people, becoming a volunteer at The House will be an opportunity to find out more about the place yourself, as well as enjoying showing it off.

Time commitment will be variable to suit the individual and our events programme. During 2016 opening the house is linked to Collection events, Park events, monthly Sunday Afternoon Teas and other activities as well as private group bookings.

We seek volunteers to:

  • Stewards for the rooms in The House
  • Tour Guides to conduct tours and talk about the history, family, pictures, furniture and architecture for both special interest and general groups

This is a brand new project for us – if you have a sense of humour, patience and are willing to part of a big learning curve please get in touch! For more information contact Ann Wise, Swiss Garden Volunteer Officer on 01767 627910 ext. 912 (Tuesdays & Thursdays) or email: ann.wise@shuttleworth.org

Event support

We are offering volunteering opportunties for the following events roles during our busy season (May-October):

  • car parkers
  • programme sellers
  • event set-up
  • guides

As the first point of contact for visitors you will be representing Shuttleworth and must have a warm and friendly manner with a can do attitude.

Event support staff are located outdoors and in all weather and will be required to be physically mobile during their shift.

If you would like to become part of Shuttleworth during this exciting year, to find out more, please apply in the first instance to enquiries@shuttleworth.org

Kids’ crafts

Do you enjoy working with children, don’t mind getting a little messy or just want to be part of the Shuttleworth event team?

If you are happy to volunteer (or are interested in gaining work experience in this area!) and you’re not afraid of glue, paint and mess please contact Kathryn Hale for an informal chat.

Email: enquires@shuttleworth.org

Call: 01767 627 924

Where possible expenses will be covered.