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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. 

Types of Roles 

Team Leaders 
Support Workers 
Relief Workers 

Current Vacancies 

Please have a look at our current vacancies. 

The 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: 
Carrying trees 
Compost work 
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 anna@miresbeck.co.uk

Volunteer Application 

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 anna@miresbeck.co.uk. 
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' 
Manning events 
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 
If you would like to get involved please download our application form and contact us. 
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. 

Latest News 

Hear from Rachel, who has recently volunteered at our wonderful, peaceful nursery, and see how much she enjoyed it by clicking the button below: 
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