We are delighted to offer a selection of the popular overseas working holidays for summer 2019!
These holidays are organised independently by members of the International National Trusts Organisation (INTO), the focal point for the worldwide National Trust movement.
There is something for everyone to enjoy from the many activities listed below, including learning traditional plastering in Romania; castle restoration or rebuilding a historic garden pavilion in the Czech Republic; stone masonry in France; roof thatching in Slovakia; temple preservation in China or historic woodland conservation in Italy.
NB. Please apply directly to the holiday organisers. Email addresses can be found after each holiday.
Holidays in China
Restoration in Mua Gua village, PingYao County, China
Dates: 03/08/2019 – 15/08/2019 The working holiday: You will be helping to restore a historic house in Mua Gua village,Read more.
Help to Preserve the Confucius Temple in Xin Jiang, Shan Xi Province, China
Dates: 01/08/2019 – 15/08/2019 The working holiday: Xin Jiang Ancient City was established in the Sui Dynasty and for moreRead more.
Conserving a Traditional House in the Wuyi Mountains, Northern Fujian Province, China
Dates: 18/07/2019 – 31/07/2019 The working holiday: You will be helping to restore a historic house in Jiu Long village,Read more.
Holidays in Czech Republic
Rebuilding Červený Dvůr Estate, Southern Bohemia, Czech Republic
Dates: 25/05/2019 – 01/06/2019 & 01/06/2019 – 08/06/2019 This is the eighth holiday at Červený Dvůr, a historic estate thatRead more.
Conserving Krásný Dvůr, Western Bohemia, Czech Republic
Dates: 14/09/2019 – 21/09/2019 Krásný Dvůr is a large estate that once belonged to the Czernin family and is nowRead more.
Transforming Chateau Hukvaldy, North Moravia, Czech Republic
Dates: 01/09/2019 – 08/09/2019 Help us to reconstruct the Archbishop’s Chateau in Hukvaldy, a small town in North Moravia. AfterRead more.
Conserving Rozmital Castle, Central Bohemia, Czech Republic
Dates: 19/08/2019 – 26/08/2019 The conservation work will be taking place in one of the oldest and culturally significant Gothic-RenaissanceRead more.
Building a Visitor Centre and Volunteer Base near Kromeriz, Czech Republic
Dates: 07/07/2019 – 14/07/2019 & 11/08/2019 – 18/08/2019 Participants will be working on CNT’s pilot project – clearing parkland aroundRead more.
Holidays in France
Restoring Budos Castle in Historic Aquitaine
Dates: 02/07/2019-13/07/2019 & 17/07/2019-28/07/2019&01 /08/2019-12/08/2019 The working holiday: Budos Castle, situated in Aquitaine in South West France, was built inRead more.
Learn Stone-Masonry in a Historic French Alpine Fort
Dates: 01/07/2019-13/07/2019 & 15/07/2019-27/07/2019 &05/08/2019-17/08/2019 &19/08/2019-30/08/2019 The working holiday (18-30 year olds): At 1500 metres high in a grand mountainRead more.
Holidays in Italy
Discover the Bio-diversity of the Forest of San Francesco, Assisi, Italy
Dates: 06/08/2019-12/08/2019 & 13/08/2019-19/08/2019 The working holiday (20-26 year olds): Join us in helping to maintain and promote this beautifulRead more.
Path Maintenance at the Bay of Ieranto, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Dates: 29/07/2019-05/08/2019 & 05/08/2019-12/08/2019 & 12/08/2019-19/08/2019 (last date to be confirmed, please enquire) The working holiday (20-26 year olds): JoinRead more.
Holidays in Romania
Permaculture in the Historical Park at Izvoru, Southern Central Romania
Dates: 08/07/2019 – 14/07/2019 This holiday offers the chance to discover the history and beauty of the Manor and theRead more.
Learn Blacksmithing & Traditional Crafts at the Manor, Moldavia, Romania
Dates: 28/07/2019 – 11/08/2019 This is your opportunity to try traditional crafts in the grounds of the Petre Carp manorRead more.
Traditional Lime Plastering at Neamtu Mansion, Southern Romania
Dates: 15/07/2019 – 21/07/2019 The Neamtu mansion, a National Heritage Monument, is situated in Olari, Olt County and is veryRead more.
Holidays in Slovakia
Folk Architecture – Learn Traditional Thatching Techniques in Beautiful Central Slovakia
Dates: 01/08/2019 – 08/08/2019 The working holiday: We are inviting you to help us repair the last remaining building withRead more.
Holidays in England & Wales
National Trust volunteers clearing scrub at Sandymouth, Cornwall. ©National Trust Images/Ben Selway
For a wide selection of working holidays
run by the National Trust in England and Wales
go to www.nationaltrust.org.uk/holidays/working-holidays