The Conservation Volunteers is a student-run group that works together with local and national organisations in order to conserve our local green, open spaces. We visit Sites of Special Scientific Interest, nature reserves, parks and woodland. We adopt a hand-on approach for the betterment of the local environment and provide our members with an opportunity to gain valuable volunteer experience. We organise events at new sites as well as frequently visiting ongoing projects - seeing the difference our work is making is very rewarding. We head out every Sunday during term time, cover all cost of transport and usually get back to uni for about 3pm.
We also hold termly residentials to locations including the Peak District, Dodford Childrens Farm and Preston Montford Field Studies Centre. As well as holding regular socials, including pub quizzes, bowling and group meals.
All of our event details are posted on our Facebook page, and become a member on the guild website for free to join our mailing list and get updates emailed directly to you.
Felling invasive silver birch in Sutton Park
Helping to plant a 25 mile long orchard around the Birmingham canal network!
Conservation Society at UoB was first registered at the Guild in 1973! In 1992 our name was changed to Conservation Volunteers, the name we still have today.
Between January 2012 and September 2014 our predecessors looked after a very successful student garden within the Guild grounds, on a patch behind the main building, adjacent to the Chaplaincy. BUCV signed a new constitution in March 2014 when it had a group of members split off to form the Student Gardening Society (now defunct), when the decision was made to move the student garden to within the grounds of Winterbourne. The garden at Winterbourne was active for a year until March 2015 but then it was discontinued.
We also have a tradition of attending Dodford Childrens Farm for our first residential of the year. UoB students originally helped set up the farm in the 1950s, and we have been going there every year to help out for a weekend since 2016.
Our facebook group has been running since November 2006 and is a great record of our groups past members and activities.
If any historical members find this page and have any stories/photographs of past groups then we'd love to hear about them! See our contact details below.
Path maintenance at Woodgate Valley Country Park
Turning over the compost heaps at QE Hospital Community Garden
We have plans for a new community garden coming soon on the Green Heart near the North Gate. We are currently meeting with the Head of Estates and Willmott- Dixon (the Green Heart Developers) to see our plans come to life! See the plans below!
If you have any questions then email us at: email@example.com
Or see our facebook group here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/bucv.guild/