Garden volunteersAs a registered charity we rely on the goodwill of our volunteers to maintain the gardens, open the shop and guide visitors around the house.

If you would like to become part of our small, very friendly team, please contact us.

Volunteer projects have included:

NADFASNADFAS – A group of volunteers from NADFAS (The National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies) undertook a project to conserve all the books in the Laurence Sterne Trust’s collection.

Internship – 3 Interns from York and Northumbria University worked with our Collections Officer on a project to record the collection digitally. Each year we offer a two month internship to a student from the University of Pennsylvania to record and study moths in the garden.

Read about an interns programme at Shandy Hall involving students from the ‘Sensory Stories’ project organised by the University of York.