Volunteering full time with City Year UK is an experience unlike any other.
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.
Everyone has a story – and these are some of ours.
“I was able to develop leadership skills which I still use in my personal and professional life today.”
“Five reasons why I think volunteering with City Year UK is an awesome way to spend a year of your life.”
“City Year helped me press forward with my own career ambitions.”
“Three months in, I’ve already had a tangible impact on children’s lives.”
“I believe City Year has provided me with the tools I need to succeed in my future career.”
“I’d recommend any young person to take on the challenge of full-time volunteering.”
“Almost everyday, my experience taught me something new about myself.”
“I now work in the staff team at City Year managing a group of volunteers!”
“City Year UK was simply the best experience of my life.”
A YEAR OF CHANGE, A LIFETIME OF OPPORTUNITY.