A wide range of working holidays are available, from short breaks to volunteering holidays. Some of the activities that can be done while volunteering include gardening, looking after historic houses, beach cleaning and archaeology. The majority of the holidays take part in the Snowdonia and Llyn area, however there are a few in Gower as well as Mid & South Wales. A working holiday include accommodation, food and local transfers. For more information, visit the National Trust website.
Centre for Alternative Technology - Machynlleth
The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) offer six month and short term residential volunteering holidays. Accommodation and food are included. Activities can include gardening and woodland management.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Birds
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Birds (RSPB) offers residential volunteering for anyone who wishes to try something new. There are many RSPB Sites around Wales, offering work such as managing a nature reserve as well as practical conservation including clearing vegetation, managing livestock and staffing visitor centre. Accommodation is provided.
Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre
Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre offer seasonal volunteers opportunities to help them contribute towards marine conservation. Work could include surveying, collecting data and researching mammals Volunteers will be required to pay for accommodation, living costs and travel, although shared same gender accommodation can be arranged.
Youth Hostel Association
The Youth Hostel Association (YHA) run a number of working holidays across the network in the off season when the hostels are quieter from October through to March. Anyone who is interested can register on the website to be informed when holidays are ready for sign up.