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Our stories

Stories are woven into the fabric of our organisation and we hope that anyone who is involved with us will go away with their own City Year story to tell - of how young people are changing Britain for the better. Please share them. We hope they will inspire many more.

Latest stories

Volunteer mentors standing in a circle putting their hands in the middle for a spirit break
Education December 10th, 2020

They said, “If you think you’re a leader, please stand up.” Now, many arose but to my seat I was…

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Three volunteer mentors looking at each other
Benefits & Resources December 3rd, 2020

Before you apply, make sure that you understand what City Year is about.  A year of volunteering is often life…

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Two volunteer mentors talking
Volunteer Mentors December 1st, 2020

A list of things that have helped in staying sane along with things that have helped to make working, or…

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Volunteer mentors in red jackets on the steps of City Hall in London on Opening Day
Education December 1st, 2020

Not only did I change the lives of students during this academic year, but the children unknowingly have changed mine.

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Books by black authors, as recommended by Team Legends, London
Volunteer Mentors December 1st, 2020

Books by Black authors, as recommended by Team Legends in London.

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Our Impact November 26th, 2020

CYUK volunteer mentor shares her giving story

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Local stories

Education

They said, “If you think you’re a leader, please stand up.” Now, many arose but to my seat I was...

Read more about A leadership journey
Benefits & Resources

Before you apply, make sure that you understand what City Year is about.  A year of volunteering is often life...

Read more about Our top tips for applying
Volunteer Mentors

A list of things that have helped in staying sane along with things that have helped to make working, or...

Read more about Transitioning to working from home at City Year UK
Education

Not only did I change the lives of students during this academic year, but the children unknowingly have changed mine.

Read more about “One of the hardest but best things I’ve done in my life”
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