SVAS Volunteers

Being a member of the SVAS gives you the opportunity to get actively involved with the Shuttleworth Collection through volunteering.

Open to the public since 1963, The Shuttleworth Collection has grown from a small number of exhibits originally acquired by Richard Shuttleworth to the historically significant working collection on display to the public today.

It features:

  • Some of the last airworthy original examples of early aircraft – yes they all still fly!
  • The largest collection of early vehicles eligible to enter London to Brighton – and they still do!
  • Vintage buses operating as a ‘ride-on’ experience at events and school visits.
  • Veteran bicycles, maintained and ridden by Veteran Cycle Club members.
  • A number of classic and early motorcycles, mainly British.
  • Rare archive materials, and active research into early aviation relating to the Shuttleworth Collection.
  • The largest collection of working Clayton & Shuttleworth exhibits on display the the public in the UK.
  • Other interactive exhibits, from a Bofors Gun to a Centauraus engine, operated as educational experiences.

As all these exhibits work, run, fly, and drive, it is only possible to operate The Shuttleworth Collection through the work of skilled engineers and dedicated volunteers, maintaining and repairing the aircraft and vehicles using a range of modern techniques and traditional heritage skills.

This creates a variety of volunteering opportunities for SVAS members. Log-in to the members area for updates from specific parts of the collection, and for more information on getting involved as a volunteer.