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Local CV groups

Wednesday Conservation Volunteers meet almost every Wednesday, somewhere in Hampshire.

New Forest Area Conservation Volunteers work on Sundays on reserves in the New Forest.

Southampton University Conservation Volunteers have activities around Hampshire.

Sholing Valleys Study Centre in Southampton have a variety of activities and also manage Miller's Pond Nature Reserve.

Worthys Conservation Volunteers work around the villages known as The Worthys, to the north of Winchester.

Nature in Portsmouth and Havant by John Goodspeed covers various local groups and wildlife topics, including information on the Portsdown Hill Conservation Volunteers.

Working on a Woodland Trust reserve north of Waterlooville are the Park Wood group.

Looking after trees in Havant are Havant Borough Tree Wardens.

Basingstoke Conservation Volunteers do similar work to HCV in the north of Hampshire.

Near Aldershot are Friends of Brickfields Park

The Fleet Pond Society organise events, work-parties and campaigns.

Conservation groups in the north-east of the county have formed the Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust. The site gives details of groups and events.

In the north-west of the county, Andover is home to The Anton River Conservation Association (TARCA).

Over the border into Berkshire are Berkshire Conservation Volunteers and
Greenham and Crookham Conservation Volunteers who work on Greenham Common near Newbury.

Out to the west are Dorset Countryside Volunteers

Head east for the Chichester Conservation Volunteers, who have tasks every Sunday.

The South Downs National Park covers part of Hampshire and rather more of Sussex, and has various volunteering opportunities.

Please let me know of links to other local groups.


Volunteer Centres

Southampton Volutary Services (SVS)
The Voluntary Action Centre, Kingsland Square, St Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1NW
Tel: 023 8022 8291

The Portsmouth Together website has many opportunities.

Volunteer Centre Eastleigh
One Community, 16 Romsey Road, Eastleigh SO50 9AL
Tel: 023 8090 2400

Fareham Volunteer Centre
163 West Street, Fareham PO16 0EF
Tel: 01329 231899

Gosport Volunteer Centre
Martin Snape House, 96 Pavilion Way, Gosport, PO12 1FG
Tel: 023 9258 8347, Fax: 023 9252 6323

Havant and East Hampshire
Community First HEH, Langstone Technology Park, Langstone Road, Havant PO9 1SA
Tel: 0300 500 8085
This organisation also has a team in Winchester, at Winchester Discovery Centre

New Forest Volunteer Centre
Community First New Forest, Archstone House, Pullman Business Park, Pullman Way, Ringwood, BH24 1HD
Tel: 01425 482773, Fax: 01425 482666

Volunteer Centre Test Valley
There are Volunteer Centres in Romsey (Tel. 01794 519998) and Andover (Tel. 01264 362600)
Head Office: Test Valley Community Services, Unit 36, Basepoint Centre, Abbey Industrial Estate, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 9AQ

Volunteer Wessex
Located at the Winchester Discovery Centre

See also Volunteer Centres in Hampshire

Other Links

An impressive site containing everything you wanted to know about conservation volunteering is Conservation Groups. There are lists of groups (including us!), and loads of details on tools and tasks.

Some of the places that we work at are managed by Hampshire County Council's Countryside Service. There is a comprehensive list of their sites, and general information.

Our occasional visits to Goswell Brook on the Beaulieu Estate are for the Countryside Education Trust.

Countryside Jobs Service has details of paid and voluntary jobs, training courses, an archive of newsletters, a wide-ranging glossary, and more.

Around Aldershot are the Trail Action Group. It has been set up by local mountain bikers who wish to retain access to Minstry of Defence land. They are concerned that access may be lost because of disruption to army manoeuvres and the environmental impact of some irresponsible bikers.

All links checked and updated on 23rd November 2017. Please let us know of new ones or if you spot a dud one.