The Conservation Volunteers

The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) brings people together to create, improve and care for green spaces. From local parks and community gardens to Local Nature Reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest; from school grounds and hospital grounds to waterways, wetlands and woodlands; TCV connects people to the green spaces that form a vital part of any healthy, happy community.

Their team of dedicated, passionate staff and volunteers work with communities across England, Northern Ireland and Scotland and, through their Community Network, they support local community groups across the UK.

This year The Conservation Volunteers have a great number of free trees available to support community groups to be part of The Queens Green Canopy – applications for free trees can be made here. For trees in Northern Ireland, please follow this link.

Since 2015 TCV’s I Dig Trees programme, supported by 3,500 local community groups, has helped plant almost 1.5million new trees across the UK.

The Conservation Volunteers’ strategy for 2021-25 focuses on:

    • Delivering, demonstrating and promoting projects that deliver multiple outcomes for people and green spaces.
    • Doing more to support and empower others to connect people and green spaces and deliver lasting outcomes for both.
    • Supporting more diverse audiences to connect with green spaces.

TCV’s outcomes and how they’re delivered: 

    • Communities – Communities are stronger, working together to improve the places where people live and tackle the issues that matter to them
    • Environment – Green spaces are created, protected and improved, for nature and for people
    • Health & Wellbeing – People improve their physical and mental health and wellbeing, by being outdoors, active and connected with others
    • Learning & Skills – People improve their confidence, skills and prospects, through learning inspired by the outdoors\

In 2022 with support from corporate partners TCV hopes to support the QGC with thousands of new trees for local communities.

Visit The Conservation Volunteers website