If you're looking to do something different in 2019, how about volunteering for the Canal and River Trust?
The Trust looks after and brings to life an incredible 2,000 miles of waterways and is a strong believer in making life better by water.
The 2,000 miles of waterways connect hundreds of wildlife habitat, which means it gives people the opportunity to get closer to wildife - and to help wildlife, as well.
The Trust's environment team are always looking for ways to help waterways wildlife to thrive, to preserve habitats and to create new ones.
Volunteering for the Trust is a great way to get active, meet new people, make new friends and to do your bit! And it's certainly something different to do with spare time! Get outdoors, and make a difference. There's nothing like spending time with others who want to do something positive for the community around them - it's a great feeling.
The Trust has a Spotter's Guide to Waterway Wildlife so that you can spot different species on the waterways.
They are also appealing to people to feed ducks something better than bread - find out more about feeding ducks here. They've even got a free duck-feeding guide but you need to sign up for it and they'll email it to you.