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

People looking for new challenges and new friends are invited to the annual free event this Saturday, which showcases the best of volunteering opportunities in the national park.

Organised by the New Forest National Park Authority, the fair showcases a variety of stands and talks from local volunteer organisations on projects running in 2014.

Opportunities include using laser mapping at archaeological sites from the Bronze Age to the Second World War on field surveys, cataloguing and cleaning historic motoring objects at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu and scuba diving as part of a marine wildlife survey with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.

There’s also the chance to record wildlife sightings to help create the first mammal atlas of the south east, and support adventure activities with Hampshire Scouts.

The Volunteer Fair will be held from 10.30am to 4pm at Lyndhurst Community Centre.

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