Working holidays

Wake up in a beautiful location, spend the day helping out with conservation activities to keep places special, and make great new friends on one of our working holidays.

Working Holiday participants enjoy a guided walk around Bosigran Farm, Cornwall

Working Holidays have been part of the National Trust for over 50 years. In that time participants have helped us to look after some of the UK's most important places. 

The range of locations and experiences are forever evolving, allowing participants to help care for some of the finest coast, countryside, historic houses and gardens in Britain.

It's not just about working in some amazing places. It's also an opportunity to gain new skills and enjoy unique experiences, work alongside, and learn from, the experts, and make lifelong friends. 

Last minute availability 

Whether you're feeling spontaneous or you just haven't had time to plan, now's your chance to book an unexpected getaway.


A working holiday on the Devon Coast

Find out what a group of participants got up to when they went on a working holiday on the Devon Coast.

Celebrating 50 years of working holidays
Volunteers on a National Trust Working Holiday, at Bosigran Farm, Cornwall.

Working Holidays leaders 

Our Working Holidays are run by volunteer leaders, who work with Trust staff to ensure you have the best possible experiences. If you're interested in becoming a leader, find out more about the role.

Child learning woodland skills from ranger on Clumber Park woodland holiday

Working holidays brochure 

You can find out more about our working holidays by requesting a copy of our brochure.

Book a working holiday

To find out more about our working holidays, call the Holidays Team on 0344 800 3099.