City Year UK

8.6 /10 3 reviews
Opportunities Offered:
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Charity/Non Profit Voluntary Education/Teaching

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About City Year UK

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.

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.

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.

"Our volunteers have been truly inspirational. Their dedication, hard work and sense of fun has had a real impact on our pupils" Head Teacher, City Year partner school

What the pupils say:

"City Year is great because they help us with a lot of things such as making friends, learning, playing with us and motivating us"

"The reason why I like City Year is because they are helpful and kind, they look after us and make us happy. They are the best and no one can beat them. I love City Year"

"City Year's help my learning and my behaviour. My favourite thing is they're kind and are always there when you need them there"

"My favourite thing about City Year is that they encourage students to dream"

"City Year is brilliant, they make my life better"

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City Year UK Latest Reviews

  • Corps Member

    Each day was different and a variety of tasks were carried out from 1-1 pupil support, organising after school curriculum clubs, and working in the classroom on a daily basis....


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  • Core member : mentor


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  • City year volunteer

    I fully enjoyed my placement with city year UK, helping to change the world for disadvantaged children by acting as near peer role models both inside and outside of the classroom....


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