Due to the coronavirus pandemic and government guidance on social distancing, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the remaining National Trust Working Holidays for 2020.

We’re now in the process of getting in touch with all affected working holidays participants to cancel their bookings and provide them with a full refund.

We’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks to our working holidays leaders and participants, and we’re sorry for any disappointment that this news causes.

Why we’re cancelling our 2020 working holidays

The safety of our staff, volunteers and supporters is our top priority and we don’t feel we can adequately facilitate social distancing between households for this year’s remaining working holidays, which are often attended by solo travelers and where shared group bunkhouse accommodation is provided.

We can’t predict how the government guidance on social distancing may change in future, so we’d like to give everyone involved as much notice as possible by making this decision now to cancel all remaining working holidays for the rest of the year.We’re now in the process of getting in touch with all of our working holidays participants to cancel their bookings and provide them with a full refund.

Our heartfelt thanks to our supporters

We’re sorry for the disappointment that this news may cause to everyone involved in these holidays, as we know that they’re a truly special experience for people to build life-long skills and friendships. It’s also a great loss for the projects and places where these volunteering sessions make a valuable impact for nature and conservation.

We’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks to our working holidays leaders and participants, who make such a difference for the benefit of nature and so that more people can enjoy the beautiful places we care for.

We’re now in the process of reviewing the future of our working holidays and hope to provide an update on this later in the year.