MP Rosie Winterton hosted an awards ceremony for a Doncaster-based conservation charity.
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) runs more than 2,000 community groups across the UK.
Its annual ‘Heroes’ ceremony was held at the House of Commons.
Rosie, who represents Doncaster Central, said: “For over half a century TCV have adapted and worked with volunteers to reflect the changing needs of communities in the UK, and empower them to take control of their lives and outdoor spaces for the benefit of all.
“Every day TCV works to create healthier and happier communities, and I know their activities have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects and outdoor places, not just in Doncaster, but around the whole country.”
TCV, which has its headquarters on Mallard Way, helps to transform outdoor spaces by helping more than 18,000 volunteers each year to gain skills, qualifications and move into employment.
Last year Rosie joined Richard Desmond, founder of The Health Lottery, to visit to a Green Gym project run by TCV.
Green Gyms allow communities to socialise at the same time as engaging in outdoor physical activity such as tree-planting, dead hedging, canal digging and creating wildlife areas or food gardens.