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Canal & River Trust Life is better by water - help us look after our wonderful waterways, and inspire others. With roles nationwide from fixing towpaths to moving workboats, helping boats through locks to engaging museum visitors, and cataloguing canal heritage to planning their future, there's bound to be something rewarding for you volunteer@canalrivertrust.org.uk http://www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/volunteer

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Forestry Commission England We have a wide range of volunteering opportunities happening across England, so if you enjoy the outdoors, want to learn new skills, meet new people and want to be part of the Forestry Commission team, why not get involved with your local forest today. To find out about opportunities in your area take a look at our website http://www.forestry.gov.uk/england-volunteer

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National Trust Learn new skills, meet new people, expand your horizons…sounds good? Become a volunteer at the Trust and all this is yours, and more. From helping with archaeological digs to marshalling events, from inspiring tour groups to leading bug hunts, you’ll end up doing things you’ve always or never dreamed of. Find out more here http://c-js.co.uk/1GH0Vs9

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Natural England involves around 2000 volunteers in a wide variety of roles from scientific surveying to enthusing visitors on National Nature Reserves, from education and outreach to practical habitat management. We can also offer corporate volunteering tasks on some of our National Nature Reserves giving employers and their staff the opportunity to try team building with a difference. Contact volunteer.enquiries@naturalengland.org.uk

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The British Dragonfly Society (BDS) is a volunteer-led society with over 1700 members, which aims to promote and support the conservation of dragonflies and their wetland habitats. Visit the website for information of dragonflies and their habitats, as well as volunteer opportunities in outreach, recording and practical habitat management. http://www.british-dragonflies.org.uk

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The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) is a national community volunteering charity whose vision is to create happier, healthier communities. We work with people, communities and partners to deliver practical actions that have an impact on people’s health, prospects and outdoor places. http://www.tcv.org.uk

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The RSPB is the country’s largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. With over 200 nature reserves and 14 offices around the UK, we already have nearly 12,000 volunteers regularly giving us a gift of their time. You can see the wide range of volunteering opportunities we have available on our website where you can decide how to donate your time and talents to help us save nature. There is bound to be something for you - you don't even have to know anything about birds or conservation! http://www.rspb.org.uk/volunteering

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Waterway Recovery Group helps restore the derelict canals of England and Wales by volunteering with WRG. Weekend and weeklong volunteering - heritage skills, lock restoration, machine operation and vegetation clearance work. Costs £10 per day includes food & accommodation. More details contact us on 01494 783 453 or go to our website http://www.wrg.org.uk

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Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that saves wetlands, which are essential for life itself and connect us with nature through beautiful landscapes and inspiring encounters with wildlife. We have over 900 volunteers in a variety of WWT settings in the UK and offer a wide variety of volunteer opportunities. http://www.wwt.org.uk/volunteer

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World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF UK)  is all about helping out on organic farms in return for food, accommodation & knowledge exchange. It’s a great way to meet likeminded souls, reconnect with the earth & learn about farming, animal husbandry & more sustainable ways of living http://www.wwoof.org.uk/

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www.thecareerbreaksite.com free, independent advice and information on volunteering abroad and in the UK, paid work abroad, TEFL, training and travel. Career break information for those on an adult gap year or sabbatical. http://www.thecareerbreaksite.com

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