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
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 Lorraine@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. This should be done neatly and accurately in black ink or typewritten. If hand written, please ensure that your writing is legible. You may attach extra sheets where necessary, but please put your name and the relevant section number at the top of each extra sheet.
It is a requirement that all Mires Beck Nursery volunteers complete a weekly PCR test. Doing these weekly tests help us to protect our service users, our volunteers and our staff.
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.