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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I’m 7 weeks into my time at Coleraine, and my goodness how the time has flown already! I can already see myself at the end of my year thinking, ‘Did I not just start last month?’ They say time flies … Continue reading
It was wonderful to see so many people turn out for the Natural Communities showcase event last week. Over 70 people were there to celebrate the work of TCV’s Natural Communities Programme, to learn some of the techniques developed for environmental … Continue reading
A key part of our work for the Scotland Counts programme in the past year has been to run a range of pilot projects investigating ways to engage a wide range of groups from all walks of life with Citizen … Continue reading
The second in a 10 part occasional series continuing with… It’s much better exercise. So you get in your car and drive to the gym. Let’s not quibble about the fact that the gym is but a 15 minute … Continue reading
The Helping Britain Blossom project, delivered in partnership with Heineken, The Urban Orchard Project and the Bulmer Foundation, has identified Birmingham as one of four areas in which it will create and restore community orchards. Up to 10 community orchards … Continue reading
Hello TCVers and fellow environmentalists! I am into my seventh week as a Natural Networks Trainee and loving it! I have had the opportunity to get involved in lots of practical outdoor work which is what I like to do … Continue reading
On a dull, grey morning in February I pulled up at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital site for my first day out as a Project Officer on the Health for Life in the community programme. I was excited but also nervous … Continue reading
TCV are creating a food growing garden for use by the local community at Pitsmoor Scout Hut on Holtwood Road in Sheffield. We will be building raised beds, planting fruit trees and bushes, creating a bark chip path and clearing … Continue reading
The first in a 10 part occasional series starting with… It’s outdoors. Look around you. Unless you’re walking around with one of those new smartypant phones that can programme your VCR* and control the lights in your house, in … Continue reading
I am pleased to be able to say that we are beginning to see the first signs of spring here in The National Forest, the birds are singing, daylight hours are increasing, the snowdrops are out and most importantly I … Continue reading