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In over five decades of inspiring people and improving places, The Conservation Volunteers has consistently supported people working locally to improve their environment and their life chances, and created resilience in the most vulnerable communities.

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Citizen science is not all about nature – Learning about wildlife has big people benefits too

Learning about nature

Harry Woolner is a trainee with the TCV Natural Communities Project and is on a placement with Buglife.  Amongst his community engagement projects he has been taking participants out to learn about their local wildlife.  Here he reflects on how … Continue reading

Volunteer Day at The QE with BT

Volunteer Day at The QE with BT

This week we had the pleasure of hosting 26 volunteers from all over the country as part of a national BT volunteer day. It was a wonderful winter day and we took them to our site at the Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading

Goodbye and Good Luck and Don’t be a Stranger!

Goodbye and Good Luck and Don't be a Stranger!

A quick yet very important blog entry from what’s been happening in Howden. Our longest serving volunteer found himself a job! A big Congratulations goes out to James along with an equally big if not bigger Thank You for all … Continue reading

Our Citizen Science Fungi Survey even stumps the experts

citizen science fungi survey

The Seven Lochs Wetland Park is an exciting new Green Network project; encompassing Seven Lochs, five local nature reserves, a country park and one of Glasgow’s oldest buildings. Over the next 5 years Glasgow City Council, North Lanarkshire Council, TCV … Continue reading

Visitors from Spain!

Visitors from Spain!

Hello everybody. We are Mónica and Gaspar, we are two Spanish citizens and we have been spending some lovely days with TCV Stirling for the last six weeks. Once a week, we have met up with the rest of the … Continue reading

Who needs a computer virus to destroy your work!

Who needs a computer virus to destroy your work!

I just pressed save.  I really, really shouldn’t have just pressed save, because by doing so, I just destroyed my bosses’ hard work!   Yikes!   Let me explain…   We are having a ‘Volunteer of the year’ award for … Continue reading

Growing Together, Sunnylands

Growing Together, Sunnylands

As part of the recently launched Carrickfergus Food Forum the Parks & Countryside section collaborated with health services on a ‘Growing Together’ initiative in the Sunnylands area.  ‘Growing Together’ is an environmental based intergenerational project which aims to bring different generations … Continue reading