Sheffield Conservation Volunteers

Friends of Sheffield Conservation Volunteers

Sheffield Conservation Volunteers were established by a group of friends in 1978 to clear a stream in Ecclesfield and have worked together ever since to work on conserving green public spaces in Sheffield and South Yorkshire.

Managed by a committee of volunteers, SCV work every Sunday in and around the regions on a variety of projects including dry stone walling, hedge laying, coppicing and even bridge building!

Everybody is welcome to join us on a Sunday and as such we usually welcome a dozen volunteers each week of all ages and backgrounds.

We work for a variety of employers including the City Council Ranger Service, secondary & primary schools and various conservation and rotary groups in and around the city. We receive a small fee for our services dependant on the number of volunteers in our party each week and receive small grants from local trusts for specific projects at some of our long-term projects at Clough Field Wood and General Cemetery on Ecclesall Road.

Our overheads such as the van, running costs and tools often outweigh our income and in order for us to continue the work we have been doing for the last 32 years, we have decided to set up the Friends of Sheffield Conservation Volunteers so we can involve and engage with more volunteers in South Yorkshire and also to establish a donation fund that we can use to pay for the running of the group.

Cost of a new set of loppers: £45
Cost of running the van for a week: £27.48 and £1428.83 for the year.
Bowsaw Blade Repair: £6
Waders £40 a pair
Double-Handed Spades £100
Gloves £2.50 a pair

For only £6 a year you can become a Friend of SCV and be safe in the knowledge that even if you are not able to join us on a Sunday as much as you might want to, you will be playing an essential part in sustaining our group and helping us to continue our good work in South Yorkshire for another 30 years!

In return for your donation we will credit you on our website and you will receive a quarterly newsletter with news, interviews and photos as well as a special limited edition Sheffeld Conservation Volunteers pen! We know its not much and these days charities can offer so much more in terms of material thanks but your money will make such a difference to us and will go directly the purchase of new tools and running costs for the van.

If you would like to find out anymore information about SCV or the Friends of SCV please contact Jess O’Neill or Dave Robson on D.J.Robson@sheffield.ac.uk or jessonl@hotmail.com