TCV’s Hero Awards are our annual celebration of TCV volunteers and community groups.
We love to use this opportunity to showcase what volunteers can achieve: for their own health and well-being or learning and skills, and for their wider community and the environment.
Join us in watching the award winners tell their stories and see their fantastic achievements across the UK.
TCV Stars of the Future Award
Conservation Connections | TCV Northern Ireland
The incredibly impactful partnership work of our team in Northern Ireland with refugees who have fled war and abuse. Hear the stories of Jeannette and Jamel and how volunteering in nature is helping them to feel more settled, improve their language skills and make local connections.
TCV Green Hero Award
Pat Alexander, Edinburgh Biodiversity Action Team | TCV Edinburgh
At 89, Pat has been volunteering with TCV in Scotland for 27 years on over 190 different sites. This amazing contribution to the biodiversity and community projects across Scotland is why Pat is our 2023 Green Hero. He shares TCV’s values of welcoming people, exploring local greenspaces and mucking in to make things better. See for yourself here.
TCV Outdoor and Active Award
Hull Road Park Volunteers | TCV York
Hear from a selection of volunteers who describe what volunteering at Hull Road Park means to them, including transformative stories of both the park and the people, such as Magic who is overcoming mental and physical challenges.
TCV Heart of the Community Award
Friends of Railway Fields | TCV London
Supporting TCV’s site at Railway Fields in Haringey, the TCV Community Network group Friends of Railway Fields has helped extend access to the site at weekends, diversify activities to foster community engagement and achieve a significant outreach. They continue to make a lasting and positive impact on local people and their relationship with the natural world.
TCV Hero Award winners are celebrated locally by teams across the UK and on TCV’s national social media channels (Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn). Individual videos showcase the achievements of our winners, which we hope will inspire more people to join in, feel good with local volunteering opportunities.
All the video case studies are available on TCV’s YouTube channel. Watch them all here!
Thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery for helping to connect people and green spaces and for supporting this year’s TCV Heroes Awards in Great Britain.
All volunteers are heroes
At The Conservation Volunteers, we thank each person who comes out, rain or shine, to their local green space to help improve or maintain it.
We’re grateful for those who support others in their group, perhaps with practical tasks, to teach someone something new, or to just sit with a cup of tea and talk with each other to alleviate their anxiety.
Our volunteers feel connected to their community and want to see local people benefit from their conservation efforts. They care for the environment and know that their volunteering hours spent ultimately will benefit us all.
Want to join in?
Next time, we’ll celebrate another group of volunteers and employees for their hard work and achievements. How can you get involved?