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Volunteering in the North

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For over 25 years TCV in Manchester and Merseyside have been providing rewarding volunteering opportunities to all who want to get involved in practical conservation work to improve our local green spaces.

Tasks are varied and seasonal and offer people a chance to get practically involved in environmental protection along with making new friends, seeing new sites and working as part of a team to achieve something for both people and wildlife.

We provide fully trained leaders who have First Aid qualifications and can give you all the support you need throughout your time volunteering with us.

What do I need to bring?

What volunteering opportunities do we offer?

Midweek Group

We run two Midweek Groups in the North - one in Greater Manchester and one in Merseyside. Volunteer with our Midweek Group and get involved in tasks all over the region. You can learn practical skills such as path and steps construction, tree felling, pond creation, tree planting and traditional skills such as hedgelaying and dry stone walling. No previous experience is necessary as full training is given.

The Midweek Group meets every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and you can meet us on site or at one of the pick ups below:

Greater Manchester

Tuesdays at 9.30am, outside the Town Hall, Knowsley Street, Bury, Lancashire BL9 0SW.

Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9.30am on Chorlton St, opposite the coach station, Manchester M1 3JF.


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9.30am William Brown Street next to Liverpool Musuem

Green Gyms

Improve your health and the environment at one of our Green Gyms, in our region we currently have the Countess of Chester Country Park Green Gym in Chester. Green Gyms offer a unique opportunity to get involved and help transform local green spaces while learning new skills.

Green Gym sessions are open to all volunteers, regardless of experience or levels of fitness. A variety of activities will allow volunteers to rotate between tasks, try out different tools and work at their own pace. Experienced leaders will start and finish each session with a few minutes of gentle warm-up exercises and cool-down stretches to get muscles warmed up and reduce the risk of injury.

Countess of Chester Green Gym - Every Tuesday at 2:00pm

The Conservation Volunteers work in Partnership with landowners at the Countess of Chester Country Park, as the managing agent for The Land Trust, this health based session is run by Neil McMahon

Find out more about Green Gyms here

Countess of Chester Country Park- Young and Green at Heart Project

During 2018-19 we have been funded to run the Young and Green at Heart Project by the Bright Ideas fund. We are running an over 50s Green Gym at the Countess of Chester every Friday- again get in touch with Neil McMahon for more information.

Contact Us

For more details on any of the above activities contact your local office:

TCV Manchester - Ally on 07764 655 693 or manchester@tcv.org.uk

TCV Merseyside and Countess of Chester- Neil on 07740 899 716 or n.mcmahon@tcv.org.uk