For the first time in more than 60 years, The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) have taken the decision to suspend all our volunteering activities following the Government guidelines.
Whilst we continue to maintain a minimal physical presence in our local green spaces to deliver essential duties, we are still very much here to provide our community of volunteers, supporters and our extended TCV team with ways to remain not only connected with each other, but to nature.
Through our social media accounts and on our websites, we will be sharing fun activities to help get you outside to connect with nature, tips and ideas to keep an active mind, and sharing content from our TCV sites across the UK to keep you updated on how we are still working actively within our communities, and protecting and caring for our green spaces.
We know that connecting with nature helps your physical and mental health, and it is so important to look after all aspects of our health during this time.
Some of the things we have to keep you inspired, entertained and learning
- Head over to our Nature Activities page to get a head-start on some of the activities that we will be sharing over the coming weeks.
- Interested in growing trees or learning more about them? We have a whole website dedicated to identifying and growing our native trees.
- If there is any that we may have missed that you have been doing at home, make sure to get in touch with us via Twitter or Facebook so we can share them too!
We can come through this together
During the past few weeks, medical experts around the world have stressed the importance of social distancing to slow down the spread of COVID-19, and the term has quickly become part of the global vernacular in a short space of time.
Staying at home and physically distancing ourselves from our friends and families is not an easy task but it is one of importance and will be effective in flattening the curve.
Social distancing isn’t about being socially distant; it’s an act of community spirit on a local, national and global scale. We are staying at home to save the lives of others, to protect our NHS, and to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
We think of ourselves as a community, and it is important to keep that community spirit thriving during this time of physical distancing.
In the words of The World Health Organisation epidemiologist Maria Van Kerkhove, “We’re changing to say ‘physical distance’, and that’s on purpose because we want people to still remain connected.”