UK Year of Service is your way to engage in community work, make a positive impact in society, get world-ready and work-ready...and get paid for it! We’re looking for young people who believe that doing good can be more than just a hobby, it can be your career.
By signing up, you’ll take part in a paid work placements, working 30-35 hours per week, for nine to twelve months, in your local community. Alongside your placement, you’ll get to take part in lots of different services and opportunities, like volunteering, networking and one-on-one support.
There are loads of different types of opportunities available through UK Year of Service, as our partner organisations are all over the country.
You could be a Community Development Worker, an Emergency Response Assistant, work within conservation and biodiversity, support adults with learning difficulties, support students in a school, or give digital coaching within communities. The opportunities are endless!
Just like the kinds of roles available, we have a lot of different partner organisations all over the country. Find out more about them below, check out what partners are available in your region.
Acacia Training is a Good Ofsted graded education provider, who specialise in the health and well-being sector. Their programme for UK Year of Service will focus on training you, supporting you through qualifications, and providing you with placements in the social care sector.
Catch22 is a not for profit business with a social mission - building resilience and aspiration in people and communities for over 200 years. Their vision is a strong society where everyone has good people around them, a purpose in life, and a good place to live. Last year they supported more than 120,000 across their employability, justice, education and young people and families services.
DORSET YOUTH ASSOCIATION
Dorset Youth Association aims to improve the quality of life for children and young people in Dorset. They do this through volunteering projects, national and international expeditions, emotional and practical support to help young people remain in or further their education, helping to find work opportunities, promoting equal opportunities and diversity, and providing support and inspiration to help young people raise their aspirations.
The EFL Trust is the charitable arm of the English Football League (EFL), whose vision is to create ‘Stronger, Healthier, More Active Communities’. They use the power of the Club badge to reach into their communities and deliver a wide range of initiatives, focusing on improving health and wellbeing, raising aspirations and realising potential, and building stronger, more cohesive communities.
Groundwork is a federation of charities mobilising practical community action on poverty and the environment across the UK.
JEWISH LADS’ AND GIRLS’ BRIGADE
For the last 125 years, JLGB has been offering essential life skills and experiences to help young Jewish people transition from empowered youth to engaged young adults. They believe young people are a powerful force for positive change and offer training and development to help you reach your future potential and play an active part in British society.
Raleigh International is a youth-driven organisation supporting a global movement of young people to take action. Their placements will allow you to use your insight, energy and creativity to improve their Action Not Excuses global campaign and Re:Green programme, and help them be more attuned with the lived-experience of young people across the UK.
Volunteering Matters brings people together through volunteering to tackle some of society’s most complex issues. They turn local knowledge and energy into action and progress, building stronger communities and a better future for all. They have also partnered with the following organisations - British Red Cross, the Conservation Volunteers and Muslim Charities Forum - to offer exciting placement opportunities.
UK Year of Service placements happen all over the country! Explore the map to find out more about the opportunities near you.
Applications for our current UK Year of Service programme are now closed. Please check back later in the year.