This is a fantastic volunteering opportunity connecting our members to City Year's corporate partners. Expenses will be paid.

About City Year UK

City Year UK challenges passionate and resilient 18 to 26-year-olds to give a year to tackle educational inequality across London, West Midlands and Greater Manchester. Over four million young people are growing up in poverty today. We think this is unacceptable - which is why we’re on a mission to be the change.  

What City Year mentors do:

  • Act as role models, mentors and coaches to help struggling pupils succeed
  • Lead clubs, projects and events to promote a positive school culture
  • Support pupils’ academic and emotional wellbeing through professional training

"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" - City Year pupil

What you’ll gain from your year in the programme:

City Year is a life-changing experience. As well as having a huge impact on the lives of pupils, it's a year that will accelerate your career. In fact, 93% of our volunteer mentors go on to full-time employment or education after completing our leadership development programme.

You’ll gain leadership and employability skills throughout the year with:

  • Bespoke Friday training sessions on topics from career guidance to public speaking.
  • A designated professional mentor from our corporate partners.
  • Optional enrolment in accredited leadership courses.

“The networking opportunities I had with leaders in education, FTSE 100 companies and the media were unimaginable before City Year” - City Year UK alumna

Our mentors also receive expenses of £90 per week (£100 in London) plus travel reimbursements.

Join the City Year UK movement:

Our mentors come from a wide range of backgrounds but are united in one common goal: to better themselves and to better the lives of pupils facing barriers to success. Every experience is unique but there are universal themes that characterise what you will get out of City Year: a challenge; a learning experience; leadership development; friendships for life; and the chance to change pupils’ lives.

“I wouldn’t be where I am today without City Year" - Rodney, City Year UK alumni

Ready to take on the challenge? Click on the 'apply' link below!