Conservation Volunteers Northern Ireland has been successfully delivering practical environmental action since 1983. A recent economic report (Valuing our environment, 1997) accredited Conservation Volunteers as being responsible for two thirds of all environmental voluntary work in Northern Ireland, improving hundreds of sites every year and involving tens of thousands of volunteers.
Conservation Volunteers is an Investor in People organisation and holds the Welcoming Multi-ethnic Volunteers standard.
A team of 40 staff work from five offices across Northern Ireland delivering a range of services including:-
Conservation Action Teams
The teams deliver practical environmental/conservation projects for landowners, eg councils, farmers, schools and businesses. Work undertaken includes:
- countryside access,
- tree planting,
- school grounds development,
- habitat construction, and
- land management.
Site visits, practical advice, costings and information on funding sources are available. For more information contact your nearest office:
- Belfast 9064 5169
- North Down 9064 5169
- Coleraine 70355352
- L/Derry 7126 2664
- Fermanagh 6862 8184.
Green Gyms offer environmental volunteering opportunities with a strong personal health focus for community, older people and women’s groups, school children and people with mental ill health, physical disabilities and learning difficulties. Businesses also are considering the impact of Green Gyms in combating stress in the workplace and for CSR delivery. For more information contact:- firstname.lastname@example.org
Environments for All
Environments for All delivering community development projects with marginalised and ethnic minority groups. For more information contact:- email@example.com
Educational activities for schools and youth groups on board a Green Machine which can be booked to deliver curriculum-linked environmental activity sessions, tailored to the groups needs. For more information contact:- firstname.lastname@example.org
Conservation Volunteers Tree Nursery
Conservation Volunteers Tree Nursery provides around native 200,000 trees every year for use on sites across Northern Ireland. We contract grew around 100,000 trees for planting along the Tombe Bypass. Wildflowers are similarly grown at a nursery in Castlereagh. For more information contact:- email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Green Waste Composting
Green Waste Composting is carried out at our Letterloan site near Coleraine, where waste plant material is taken from councils and landscapers and turned into compost. For more information contact:- email@example.com
Volunteering Opportunities exist on each of the above areas of work. If you want to find out more about how to get involved use the contact information provided.