City Year UK

Is a youth social action charity which challenges 18 to 25-year-olds to tackle educational inequality through a year of full-time voluntary service.  As mentors, tutors and role models in schools, they support pupils growing up in some of the most deprived areas of the UK.

What you’ll do

Working in a team of seven to ten teammates you will work in a single school between Monday to Thursday doing a range of hands-on tutoring and mentoring activities and supporting the teaching staff by monitoring children’s attendance, behaviour and curriculum performance. In addition - there will also be opportunities for you to run after-school clubs and social action projects, helping to bring the school and the community together as a whole. Fridays will be dedicated to your own development where you will benefit from structured training, delivered by experts across the education, business and voluntary sectors.

What you will gain

By the end of your City Year, not only will you have gained invaluable experience of working with children in schools, you will have developed the skills of active citizenship and social entrepreneurship. 

The City Year experience is a chance for you to realise your aspirations, grow as a leader and make a positive impact on children’s lives. 

“Not only does this scheme help thousands of children to achieve their aspirations; it also helps the volunteers taking part to get on in their careers.” - David Cameron MP, Prime Minister

City Year are currently accepting applications. You can apply at: or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more

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