See yourself as a mentor?
If you can commit to full-time volunteering in London, the West Midlands (including Coventry and the Black Country) or Greater Manchester we’d love to hear from you.
Select your first and second choice from London, the West Midlands, Coventry or Greater Manchester. Unfortunately, we can't guarantee a particular school but we will take your preference of primary or secondary into consideration.See which schools we're in
Check your eligibility to access our online application form. The application itself takes around half an hour and you’ll need at least two references – from school, college, university, work or any volunteering you’ve done.Check your eligibility
This is an opportunity for you to find out about us and for us to find out about you. Read more about what to expect below and take a look at our pre-assessment checklist.Pre-assessment checklist
"These pupils really do need our support. It all starts with you."
It’s easy. Just check your eligibility online to access an application form. Once we've received it, our recruitment team will be in touch in 3 to 5 days.Check your eligibility
Our assessment day is split into two stages; an academic assessment and an interview, so we can connect and talk about your interests and skills. The academic assessment covers GCSE foundation level maths and English. If that makes you apprehensive, why not have a look at the BBC Bitesize website before your interview?
Your local recruitment officer is here to help
Don’t be nervous about your application or interview. They are an opportunity for us to get to know you and understand why you want to do City Year, and for you to learn about us too! Our local recruitment officers are on hand to talk you through the process and answer any questions you may have.Our top tips for applying Read about George's experience Email us
We recruit on an ongoing basis for an August start and also have a limited number of shorter placements available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about current volunteering opportunities available in your area.
There are lots of ways to keep in touch before you start your City Year. Find out more.
“When I first came across City Year I saw it as a way to fill my gap year, to get some experience and save some money before going back to uni. Now that I've completed my year and experienced so much after it, I see it as one of the biggest and most important investments I have made for my future."