City Year UK

City Year UK

At a glance


  • Children / families
  • Education
  • Training / employment support
  • Young people

Other details

Geographical remit: 
National - England


City Year UK believes in the power of young people to change the world. We empower 18-25 year olds to make a difference to pupils from disadvantaged communities, while gaining valuable leadership experience and boosting their own career prospects.


We are looking for outstanding candidates to support pupils for a full academic year in schools across the country. Our volunteer mentors act as role models and near-peer mentors to children in schools in disadvantaged communities, helping them to reach their full potential.

City Year UK's volunteer mentors are integral to the school day. As part of a team, they encourage pupils both in and out of the classroom to engage with and enjoy learning, providing 1:1 and small group support in class and running breakfast and after school clubs.

As role models, our mentors are uniquely well-placed to create meaningful relationships with children who need help to do well at school. They bring a new perspective to learning and boost pupils’ confidence, while improving behaviour, creating no-bullying cultures and helping pupils to feel safe, empowered and happy.

City Year UK is a leadership development programme and we take the personal and professional development of our volunteer mentors very seriously. As a way of measuring development we create specially tailored Professional Development Programmes for each volunteer mentor to help them develop the key skills and competencies that employers are looking for - things like planning and organisation, communication, problem solving, taking the initiative, resilience and self-awareness.

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