Welcome to The Conservation Volunteers in Leicestershire and Rutland.
We co-ordinate and run a wide range of projects within the two counties which offer a variety of opportunities for people to get involved in practical conservation work.
There are opportunities to suit people of all ages and walks of life. You can gain new skills and make a real difference to your local environment.
How you could get involved
Volunteering with our midweek team gives you a great opportunity get directly involved in practical conservation work. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday you can join the team in Leicester city centre where a minibus will transport you to sites throughout the area. All tools, training and refreshments are provided to carry out the day’s task which could be anything from building a dry stone wall to lining a pond. No previous experience is necessary so improving your local environment couldn’t be easier!
Level 1 and Level 2 Diploma’s in Environment Conservation. These 8 month long courses offer an invaluable opportunity to gain experience and skills towards a career in the environmental sector.
Practical skills training
Organised in partnership with Leicestershire County Council’s Stepping Stones Environmental Management Project, these short courses give you the opportunity to get nationally accredited training in countryside skills such as hedgelaying, coppicing, pond management and hurdle making.
Key Volunteer programme
If you would like to get more involved the day to day running of any of our projects then the Key Volunteer programme is for you.
Getting experience of organising and leading tasks, co-ordinating projects, promoting TCV and managing volunteers are all things you can get directly involved in through becoming a Key Volunteer, whether you are looking for a career in the environment or are interested in the behind the scenes work of TCV. See the Key Volunteer opportunities list for current vacancies.
TCV in Leicestershire and Rutland supports a number of local community groups to achieve their environmental goals and can offer advice, training, practical assistance and funding information.
Community food growing support
From April 2018 to March 2020, TCV is working together with Leicester City Council to provide a unique opportunity to support and develop community food growing in Leicester. By growing food within the City we’re helping to reduce food miles, produce food that can be grown organically and shared locally.
For more information please contact:
The Conservation Volunteers
Evington House, Beech Room,
Telephone: 0116 271 0178