David Attenborough with TCV staff and volunteers

About us

We are The Conservation Volunteers.

We bring 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; we connect people to the green spaces that form a vital part of any healthy, happy community.

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

The impact of TCV's work

Our vision

Healthier, happier communities for everyone.

Our mission

To connect people and green spaces to deliver lasting outcomes for both.

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.

Learning & Skills: People improve their confidence, skills and prospects, through learning inspired by the outdoors.

Health & Wellbeing: People improve their physical and mental health and wellbeing, by being outdoors, active and connected with others.

The Conservation Volunteers are the unsung heroes of the environment. No one will protect what they do not first care about; and no one will care about what they have never experienced…

Simply as a citizen, I want to thank you for the way you have transformed the way in which I spend my urban life… You provide not only reasons but the ability to do things. You are an astonishing organisation.

TCV Vice President, Sir David Attenborough CBE