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’ve also decided to change how our working holidays are run moving forward.

An update on our working holidays

After an independent review last year and following a wide-ranging consultation in response to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, we've decided to change how our working holidays are run. The working holidays programme will no longer operate under National Trust Holidays. However, the vital conservation volunteering activities will continue through other schemes.

We'd like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of our volunteers who have given their time and passion for working holidays and conservation over the years. And as we now make these changes, we're grateful for their continued support for the special landscapes and wildlife we all love.


How can I volunteer now working holidays aren’t going ahead?

Volunteers remain central to what we do. If you’re a working holidays volunteer, we hope to work with you over the coming weeks to find new volunteering opportunities for you to continue supporting our conservation activities or explore other volunteering interests.  

There are a number of ways to get involved with us through our volunteer supporter groups. Our National Trust Volunteer (NTV) supporter groups offer a similar way to carry out conservation volunteering. You can sign up to the NTV group local to you, or there are opportunities to create your own group, with volunteering activities running throughout the year, both locally and nationally. Working in the company of likeminded volunteers, you might be constructing a footpath, building a fence or helping to restore natural habitats on the coast. 

Volunteers working on the estate

Supporter groups 

Our supporter groups are a great way of getting involved with your local place. Find out more about how you can join in.

Volunteer costumed interpreters in the garden at Coleridge Cottage, Somerset

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