Working holidays

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

Volunteers clearing bracken on a National Trust Working Holiday, at Bosigran Farm, Cornwall
Volunteers on a working holiday at Bosigran Farm, Cornwall

Types of holiday 

From archaeology to helping out behind the scenes at one of our houses, cleaning beaches to building walls, you can learn all sorts of new skills while helping keep places special.

 Volunteers on the North Devon coast repairing a wall with the backdrop of the coast

Search for a working holiday 

Find your ideal working holiday with us by choosing a region and start date, or use the advanced options to narrow it down even more.

Staff and volunteers at Basildon Park, Berkshire

Essential information 

Find out all the essential information you'll need to know about your National Trust working holiday

Working holiday

Overseas working holidays 2016 

Spend some time in the sunshine, while knowing that you're helping conservation causes. We've teamed up with other organisations to provide a selection of overseas working holidays.

Volunteers on a National Trust Working Holiday, at Bosigran Farm, Cornwall.

Working Holiday leaders  

National Trust staff are in charge on the work site but it is volunteer leaders who are responsible for making your holiday enjoyable.

" This is my third working holiday and I have enjoyed each one, learning new skills and understanding more about the work the National Trust does to conserve our beautiful countryside and of course making new friends."
- Vera Reeves

Youth Discovery working holidays

Follow 15 young volunteers on a Youth Discovery holiday restoring woodland to coastal heath on Exmoor.


Each year thousands of volunteers join us in caring for all the special places you love