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City Year UK

Updated: February, 2021

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

About City Year UK

City Year UK is a youth and education charity which empowers 18 to 25-year-olds, from all backgrounds, to tackle educational inequality through a year of full-time volunteering in schools.

Our young people give a year to help break down the many barriers that can come between pupils and their education. That's an enormous commitment and one that we believe should be rewarded. In turn, we invest in our volunteers - in their skills, in their networks and in their future.

Our volunteers are old enough to be role models, but young enough to be relatable. They provide extra capacity throughout the school day - running clubs and offering coaching and learning support - but schools, pupils and parents also value them for the unique way they build trust and self-belief.

By helping pupils learn, our volunteers learn too - through their real world experience in school and our structured leadership development programme. Together, they build skills and networks useful for any future career.

Our programme

City Year UK is built on inclusivity and is open to any 18 to 25-year-old with a minimum Level 2 qualification in maths and English (GCSE or equivalent). All you need is the ambition to improve children’s lives, a willingness to be a role model, the mindset to keep learning yourself and the determination to see the year through.

Our volunteer mentors are at the heart of City Year UK. Throughout the academic year, they spend four days a week helping pupils succeed in school, while the fifth is dedicated to their own personal and professional development.

Give a year - prepare for any career:

You’ll have access to people from across the public, private and charity sectors. Through workshops, guest speakers and your own mentor, you will gain transferable skills, networks and insight into a broad range of career opportunities. Our volunteer mentors have gone on to roles in everything from education and social work to finance, marketing and many others.

Work sectors

teaching and education, charities and voluntary work


Greater Manchester, London, West Midlands

Contact details

020 7014 2680
200a Pentonville Road
N1 9JP

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