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Conservation Volunteers


About us:

The Birmingham University Conservation Volunteers (BUCV) is a student-run group that works together with local and national organisations in order to conserve our environment. We visit Sites of Special Scientific Interest, nature reserves, parks and woodland, adopting a hands-on approach for the creation and improvement habitats, whilst providing our members with an opportunity to gain valuable volunteer experience. The group visits new locations, as well as frequently attending ongoing projects - seeing the difference our work is making is very rewarding. 
We head out every Sunday during term time, and usually get back to uni for about 3pm. All cost of trasport is covered for our members.
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 for free on the guild website 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!


History (Est. 1973!)

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. 

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 returned every year since 2016 to help out for a weekend.

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


Grow with Joe Community Garden

Our on-campus community garden is located adjacent to the north gate at the top of the Green Heart. The space has been in development since winning 'The Birmingham Porject' in 2017. 

We grow in raised beds and also have a heritage variety apple trellis with 9 heirloom varities of apples from Worcestershire and Warwickshire. The raised beds have a mix of perennial soft fruits and annual spring, summer and winter crops. All produce is completely organic and is enjoyed by our volunteers..





If you have any questions then email us at:

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Contact Us

Groups - 0121 415 8950

RA's - 0121 415 8949


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