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National Parks UK Volunteer Awards – Winners Announced

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Published on Wednesday 22 November 2017

From BME community mentors in Peak District National Park to family and scout groups protecting the Cleveland Way trail; the winners of the National Parks UK Volunteer Awards 2017 have been revealed.

Nominations open for 2017 National Parks UK Volunteer Awards

heritage on my doorstep

Published on Wednesday 23 August 2017

National Parks UK are now accepting nominations for their annual Volunteer Awards.

Entries now open for New Forest awards

Presented at the New Forest Show

Published on Thursday 30 March 2017

The search is on for the best local food and drink producers, diversified businesses, young farmers and commoners, and volunteers who support the New Forest’s landscape and economy.

Step outdoors and help discover stories of historical pathways

Explore the new forest s past on foot and discover some fascinating heritage

Published on Thursday 23 February 2017

Volunteers and communities are invited to help investigate the history behind the rights of way in the New Forest and create five new trails to help rediscover more of the Forest’s past.

Nearly 2000 new wildlife sightings recorded in the New Forest

Common blue butterfly by Ruth Kernohan.

Published on Tuesday 21 February 2017

Amateur naturalists have created 1,950 new wildlife records for 143 species in the New Forest as part of a Heritage Lottery Fund supported project in the national park.

New Forest Volunteer Fair hits new heights

New forest nightstop at volunter fair

Published on Wednesday 1 February 2017

The New Forest’s popular volunteer fair is celebrating a record breaking year as hundreds flocked to the annual event.

Hundreds expected at New Forest Volunteer Fair

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Published on Wednesday 25 January 2017

The New Forest’s number one event for volunteering opportunities is poised to welcome hundreds of budding volunteers this weekend.

New Forest project triumphs in UK volunteer awards

Pondhead Conservation Trust

Published on Thursday 19 January 2017

The winners of the UK National Parks Volunteer Awards have been announced and Pondhead Conservation Trust, Lyndhurst, has been named best project.

New Forest habitats get business boost

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Published on Monday 12 December 2016

Organisations across the south are helping to restore precious habitats in the New Forest while gaining valuable team working skills.

Television star backs volunteer fair

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Published on Monday 5 December 2016

Wildlife presenter Simon King is inviting budding volunteers to change their lives for the better at the New Forest’s number one volunteering event.

Week-long dig for archaeological excavation at Buckler’s Hard

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Published on Thursday 7 July 2016

A week-long dig will take place at Buckler’s Hard in a joint archaeological excavation by the Beaulieu Estate and New Forest National Park Authority for the national Festival of Archaeology.

Record crowds for New Forest Volunteer Fair

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Published on Wednesday 3 February 2016

The New Forest’s popular volunteer fair enjoyed its most successful year ever as hundreds flocked to the annual event.

Hundreds expected at New Forest Volunteer Fair

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Published on Wednesday 27 January 2016

The New Forest’s one-stop-shop for volunteering opportunities is expected to attract hundreds of people this weekend.

Award winning volunteer to open New Forest fair

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Published on Tuesday 12 January 2016

This year’s expanded New Forest Volunteer Fair is set to be opened by the National Parks UK young volunteer of the year.

Deadline looms for nominations in Volunteer Awards

New Forest Volunteer Fair 2015

Published on Monday 24 August 2015

Just a few weeks remain in which to nominate inspiring individuals, groups or projects for the 2015 UK National Parks Volunteer Awards.

Nominations open for 2015 National Parks Volunteer Awards

Volunteer fair

Published on Monday 29 June 2015

The UK's National Parks are now accepting nominations for the annual National Parks Volunteer Awards.

Make a difference to countryside access in the New Forest

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Published on Tuesday 24 March 2015

Members are being sought for the New Forest Access Forum, which gives advice on improving access for walking, horse riding, cycling and other outside recreation in and around the New Forest.

Meet new friends and face new challenges at the New Forest Volunteer Fair

New Forest Volunteer Fair 2015

Published on Tuesday 13 January 2015

An award-winning young wildlife enthusiast and a retired banker are calling for local people to do something different this year and volunteer in the New Forest.

Volunteers create New Forest’s first community woodland

Pondhead Conservation Trust

Published on Thursday 8 January 2015

Volunteers are reviving old forest customs such as charcoal production to care for the New Forest’s first community woodland.

Be part of a multi-million pound New Forest project

our past our future

Published on Wednesday 3 December 2014

New Forest residents and visitors are invited to find out how to play their part in a new scheme seeking to ensure the area flourishes.

Volunteer organisations invited to New Forest Volunteer Fair 2015

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Published on Tuesday 28 October 2014

Charities and local groups looking to recruit volunteers are invited to register their interest for the New Forest Volunteer Fair 2015.

Less than month left to nominate volunteer heroes for UK National Parks Volunteer Awards

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Published on Friday 29 August 2014

The nomination deadline for the UK National Parks Volunteer Awards is looming.

Nominations open for 2014 UK National Parks Volunteer Awards

Volunteer fair

Published on Friday 11 July 2014

Nominations are now being accepted for the annual UK National Parks Volunteer Awards.

New challenges and new friends found at Volunteer Fair

Volunteer Fair 2014

Published on Monday 17 March 2014

More than 250 people looking for new challenges and new friends headed to the fourth annual New Forest Volunteer Fair on Saturday (15 March).

Dive, dig and discover as a New Forest volunteer

Lidar heritage mapping

Published on Monday 3 March 2014

Laser mapping, wildlife recording and underwater marine surveys are just some of the exciting opportunities at this year’s New Forest Volunteer Fair.

Second annual UK National Parks Volunteer Awards launched

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Published on Friday 7 June 2013

UK National Parks seeks nominees for second annual volunteer awards

Fair helps recruit new volunteers

New Forest Volunteer Fair

Published on Wednesday 6 March 2013

Nearly 300 people came to find out how they could make a difference in the New Forest at the third annual volunteer.

Find out how to become a New Forest volunteer

New Forest Volunteer Fair

Published on Tuesday 19 February 2013

People with a passion for the New Forest are invited to a Volunteer Fair showcasing the best of volunteering opportunities in the National Park.

Call for volunteer organisations

Volunteers at non native plant event

Published on Wednesday 30 January 2013

A free event to encourage local people to learn new skills and take on new challenges is back for a third successful year.

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