Work with us
Mires Beck is a great place to work and to spend time helping our service users learn about the nursery business and to assist our social enterprise through propagation of plants, wildflowers and trees. If working to maintain the asset and the estate are where your experience lies, we are busy looking after our rural site 365 days a year. We are a busy office managing the charity and periodically have posts in administration on a part time basis.
We have varied team structures and as we grow are able to offer flexible working across our diverse operations and offer a generous holiday entitlement.
Be part of a successful charity with a bright future and watch this page for latest vacancies.
FThe Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
We were the first charity in East Yorkshire to be awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.
For the Queen's Jubilee next year, we will be celebrating 10 years of being a Queen's Award volunteering service!
Every year, an organisation gets awarded for the work of their fantastic volunteers through the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS). QAVS are equivalent to an MBE, which is the highest awards given to voluntary groups, and they are deemed to be awarded for life.
To be awarded this amazing award, the voluntary service must be nominated by a member of the public with a good knowledge of the group's work, and be able to send two letters of support from two other people who also know the group very well.
For the public to nominate the voluntary service, the service:
Must be made of at least 3 people
Be based in the UK, Isle of Man or Channel Islands
Been in operation for 3 years or more
Have over half its volunteers eligible to live in the UK
Be led by volunteers
Provide a specific and direct benefit for their community
Volunteer Roles at Pocklington Tree Nursery
We are growing nut trees in Wilberfoss (near Pocklington) for the county's woodland creation schemes under Trees for Climate, More Hedges projects, and essentially, the Northern Forest.
All seed grown trees are produced at Mires Beck North Cave.
The main volunteering roles at our Pocklington site are:
Sowing nut trees
Pricking out phragmites
Maintaining trees and phragmites (such as watering)
Moving trees to the outside compound
During winter - grading trees and phragmites to go out to sale
Planting 140,000 trees and 50,000 phragmites
Interacting with trainees (option to either work by yourself or work with our service users)
If you are interested in helping out, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply to be a permenant volunteer with Mires Beck Nursery, you will need to download our word document application form, fill it in and return it to us. However if you wish to help out only occasionally at weekends and events, or in answer to a Facebook call for help, we can accept volunteer support when our service users are not present without having to apply to work alongside them. In this case any enquiry should be directed to email@example.com.
All the information in the application form will be treated with the strictest of confidence. All parts of the form require completion.
We are really proud to announce that our Mires Beck volunteers have been shortlisted in the Environmental Category! Wishing them luck for Wednesday October 6th!
Volunteering & Event Support
We are always in need of volunteers. We require a range of skills not limited to the following:
Help to support staff looking after our service users
Help to prepare wholesale garden centre orders
Nelp with plant 'pricking out days'
Help to make wood craft for retail
Help to maintain boundaries and gardens
Help our carpentry team to build structures around the nursery to serve the operations
Our events schedule is planned each autumn for the following year. We often require people to help us with set up and facilitating. These are volunteer one day requests rather than regular volunteering and can offer vital work experience with a charity. Please watch this page for opportunities to get involved.
Thank you to our woodworking volunteers who have made mobile benches for our service users from the money we raised during My Best Steps. Click on the button below to find out how you can fundraise for us: