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City Year

Updated: April, 2018

About City Year

City Year UK challenges 18 to 25-year-olds to tackle educational inequality through a year of full-time volunteering in schools across London, West Midlands and Greater Manchester. As mentors, tutors and role models in schools, they support pupils growing up in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the UK.

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Leadership development and making a difference at City Year UK

City Year is a life-changing experience. As well as having a huge impact on the lives of children, it’s a chance to invest in yourself and your future. It’s a year to push yourself outside of your comfort zone and develop the skills to become a self-confident leader with the dedication, passion and values to stand out from the crowd.

You’ll also continue to develop your leadership potential through training, coaching, networking events and career development opportunities, all designed to enable you to confidently transition from education into employment, training or further education.

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City Year UK offers you the opportunity to:

  • Improve social and educational outcomes for children in a tangible way
  • Gain key life skills such as public speaking, problem-solving
  • Communication and resilience
  • Boost your CV and networks and explore career options in the public, private or charity sector

Our volunteer mentors come from a wide range of backgrounds but are united in one common goal: to better themselves and to better the lives of children. Every experience is unique but there are universal themes that characterise what you will get out of City Year: a challenge; an adventure; a learning experience; a career boost; leadership development; a lot of fun; friendships for life; and last but not least, the chance to tackle educational inequality, one of the biggest social issues in the UK.

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For more information about the programme you can email us, or ask us a question on Twitter

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Work sectors

charities and voluntary work


Greater Manchester, London, West Midlands

Contact details

020 7014 2680
58-62 White Lion St
N1 9PP

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