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WHAT IS UK YEAR OF SERVICE?

 

UK Year of Service is your way to engage in community work, make a positive impact in society 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 be paid to take part in nine to twelve month placements in your local community, in a role that will help you get world-ready and work-ready. Alongside your placement, you’ll get to take part in lots of different services and opportunities, like volunteering, networking and one-on-one support.

WHAT KIND OF WORK CAN I DO?

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!

WHO CAN I WORK WITH?

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 and simply click the button to complete the ‘How Do I Get Involved’ form.

City Year UK is a youth and education charity which empowers 18 to 25-year-olds, from all backgrounds, to tackle educational inequality through a year of service in schools.

Groundwork is a federation of charities mobilising practical community action on poverty and the environment 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 to offer exciting placement opportunities:

  • The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) works with people across the UK to create healthier and happier communities.
  • The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.
  • Muslim Charities Forum are the UK network for British Muslim Charities working for social good in the UK and abroad. Their aim is to impact and contribute to a more just and sustainable world.
  • St John Ambulance focuses on the teaching and practice of first aid and the support of the national emergency response system.

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.

The Growth Company is a Manchester based not for profit organisation which is dedicated to providing developmental services and programmes which benefit both the people who take part in them and the communities in which they live. It has a wealth of experience in supporting young people along their journey into rewarding careers and works closely with local and national partners to provide interesting and rewarding opportunities. They have partnered with organisations such as Manchester City Council and Lancashire Wildlife Trust to offer a fantastic range of placement opportunities.

NORTH WEST

City Year UK have placements in: 
Manchester
(11 months, August start date)

Groundwork have placements in:  
Tameside
Rochdale 
Trafford 
Stockport
Manchester
St. Helens
(9 Months, August start date)

Growth Company have placements in: 
Manchester
Stockport
Bolton
Merseyside
(9 months, August/September start dates)

Catch22 have placements in:
Manchester
Liverpool
Cheshire (Ellesmere Port & Northwich)
(9 months, August & September start dates

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NORTH EAST

Groundwork have placements in: 
Newcastle
County Durham
Tees Valley
Middlesbrough
(9 Months, September/October start date)

Volunteering Matters in partnership with St John's Ambulance have placements in:
Newcastle
(9 months, August & September start dates)

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YORKSHIRE & HUMBER

Volunteering Matters in partnership with The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) have placements in:
Leeds (Skelton Grange & Hollybush)
(9 months, August & September start dates)

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WEST MIDLANDS

City Year UK have placements in: 
Black Country
Sandwell
Birmingham
Walsall
Coventry
(11 months, August start date)

Groundwork have placements in:
Stoke-on-Trent
Coventry
(9 months, August start date)

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EAST MIDLANDS

Volunteering Matters in partnership with British Red Cross have placements in:
Nottingham
(9 months, September start dates)

Groundwork have home-based placements and placements in:
Ashfield
Nottinghamshire 
Nottingham
Hucknall
(9 Months, August start date)

Catch22 have placements in:
Mansfield and surrounding Nottinghamshire area
(9 months, August start date)

Growth Company have placements in:
Leicester

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EAST ANGLIA

Volunteering Matters have placements in:
West Norfolk
(9 months, August & September start dates)

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LONDON

Volunteering Matters in partnership with Muslim Charities Foundation and British Red Cross have placements in:
Waterloo
Wimbledon
(9 months, August & September start dates)

City Year UK have placements in:
Islington
Southwark
Tower hamlets
Camden
Hackney
(11 months, August start date)

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SOUTH WEST

Catch22 have placements in:
Cornwall
Truro
(9 months, August/September start dates)

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SOUTH EAST

Volunteering Matters in partnership with St John's Ambulance and British Red Cross have placements in:
Reading
Canterbury
(9 months, August start dates)

Catch22 have placements in:
Buckingham
Eastbourne
East Sussex
(9 months, August/September start date)

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HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

Getting involved is simple. First, ensure that you are able to commit to a UK Year of Service placement. They last a minimum of nine months and a maximum of 12 months, working at least 30 hours a week. Next, fill in the form below with your details, and we’ll match you with work opportunities that are available to you!

Protecting your personal data is incredibly important and we’ll do everything we can to do just that. The information you provide in the form will only be used by NCS Trust as the National Partner to initiate your interest in a UK Year of Service placement. 
 
We are processing your personal information with your consent. If you no longer wish for us to proceed with your application at any point please contact futuremakers@ncstrust.org.uk.
 
We will share the information you have provided with the relevant UK Year of Service placement partner who will use the contact details you have provided to contact you to further your application. 
 
If you are successful in securing a UK Year of Service placement we will contact you with further details of the training that is a part of your placement  which will be provided by NCS Trust.

You may be contacted by NCS Trust, or research organisations working on their behalf, to participate in research and surveys.

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