About Us

The Wednesday Conservation Volunteers (WCV) was established in April 2001. We only work on Wednesdays.

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, hedgelaying, 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.


On a typical Wednesday we attract up to 19 volunteers. Some have considerable experience of practical conservation, others less so. If you’re over 18 years old, reasonably fit and can use hand tools, we welcome you. As a volunteer, you will learn new skills, build your confidence and make new friends.

So come and join a team which in an average year contributes over 3000 man– and woman-hours of voluntary effort to the conservation of south Hampshire.

If you feel a chat would be useful, please get in touch with us.