About Us

The Wednesday Conservation Volunteers (WCV) group was established in April 2001. Our programme includes a large variety of sites and tasks. For those unfamiliar with us, we tend to concentrate on habitat management, infrastructure and access improvement tasks. We undertake such jobs as coppicing, stock fencing, hedge laying, scrub clearance, construction of board-walks, gates and steps, path improvements and pond clearance.

Our usual operating area covers South Hampshire from Totton in the west to Havant in the east, going north as far as Winchester, Alresford and Selborne.


In the second half of 2021, now that we’ve all had our Covid jabs attendance has returned to 2019 levels when weekly attendance ranged from 11 to 22 with an average of 17 members each contributing 5 hours of labour. Some have considerable experience of practical conservation, others less so and some also contribute to other volunteer groups. If you’re over 18 years old (insurance requirement), reasonably fit (many tasks will test your stamina) and can use hand tools, we welcome you. As a volunteer, you will learn new skills, build your confidence and make new friends. We are proud to be a team which contributes about 4000 person-hours of voluntary effort to the conservation of South Hampshire.

Further useful information about the group.

Important safety and insurance notes.

If you feel a chat would be useful, either as a potential volunteer or a new client with appropriate tasks to be done, please get in touch with us.