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Solo Canadian (volunteer) Interning in the UK

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1. Posted by crain (First Time Poster 1 posts) 37w

Hi, I'm wondering if anyone out there can offer some good advice if they've been in this situation:

I'm a Canadian citizen studying in Canada and am trying to plan 4 week international internship in london, england. I have no plans to get paid work, just to volunteer. I'm not going to be enrolled at a UK school, but I am going for school related purposes.
I'm not sure if I need a VISA, and if I do, if it's the tier 5 student visa, a visitors visa (but I don't think I can volunteer with that) or a work visa just to be safe. I'm planning this trip all on my own, but I have no clue where to begin, AND the VISA info I've been reading doesn't make it clear!

so long story short: what should I be doing if I want to go to do volunteer work in London ?
~ thanks!!