City Year is a youth social movement that seeks to reduce educational inequality. City Year's Volunteer Mentors are between the ages of 18-25 and they work as near peer mentors to pupils in schools in disadvantaged areas.
Acting as near peer mentors and role models our Volunteer Mentors: 1. Run before and after school clubs 2. Inspire a love of education through working in classrooms 3. Provide pupils support during break and lunch times 4. Organise and carry out 1 to 1 support to help those who need it most
City Year also focuses on the development of its Volunteers: 1. Specialist training to prepare them for school and beyond; 2. Mentoring and networking opportunities with our corporate partners; 3. Career guidance
The skills our Volunteers develop: 1. Public speaking 2. Coaching 3. Problem-solving 4. Team-work 5. Organisation 6. Self-awareness
In order to be eligible, applicants must: 1. Have a minimum level 3 qualification in any subject 2. Be eligible to live and work in the UK without a sponsorship visa 3. Live within commuting distance to our partner schools in London 4. Be between 18-25 years old upon commencement of the programme
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