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Volunteering Opportunities from CityYear

Are you 18-25 years old, living in the UK and available to volunteer full-time, plus one of the following:

● a student looking for a placement year
● a graduate aiming to accelerate your career
● or looking for an alternative to university while making a real difference to children’s lives? Then City Year UK wants to hear from you!

We’re looking for the next generation of changemakers who want to be inspirational role models,
mentors and tutors to children who need it the most. Join our year-long leadership development programme and contribute to tackling educational inequality, from August 2020 – July 2021.

You could really make a difference to children’s lives, while
accelerating your own career prospects and gaining the confidence to lead from the front – it’s your
chance to #BeTheChange.

We’re currently recruiting for our Greater Manchester, London, Birmingham and Coventry
programmes, for full-time school hours during term time. Read on for more information on how you
can get involved.

About us

Our vision is of a society where all children are inspired to believe in themselves and supported to
excel by a generation of young people whose commitment to a year of voluntary service is universally respected. We are dedicated to empowering 18-25 year olds across London, the West Midlands and Greater Manchester to help children from disadvantaged communities succeed in school. But we can’t do it without our committed Volunteer Mentors – and that’s where you come in.

What will you be doing?

You’ll become a volunteer mentor based in a school in a low-income area, improving your own career prospects through challenging work experience and personal and professional development
workshops. This includes:

● Being integral to the school day and work as part of a team
● Acting as a role model, mentor and coach to help struggling pupils succeed, providing 1:1 and
small group support in class
● Leading clubs, projects and events to promote a positive school culture
● Supporting pupils’ academic and emotional wellbeing, creating a positive learning

This is a full-time volunteering opportunity, so you must be available during school hours in term time
(from August 2020 to July 2021) in order to apply.

What will you get?

As part of your City Year experience, you’ll receive:
● Day-to-day experience of working in schools and with children
● Bespoke training sessions on Fridays, to develop leadership and employability skills
● A designated professional mentor from our corporate partners
● Access to accredited leadership courses
● £90-£100 living expenses per week, dependent on region, plus all travel expenses reimbursed

● One of our iconic red jackets

93% of our volunteer mentors go on to full-time employment or education after completing their City
Year, having laid the crucial foundations to take the next steps in their careers.
Ready to join the City Year UK movement?

Our volunteer mentors come from a wide range of backgrounds but are united in one common goal:

to better themselves and to better the lives of pupils facing barriers to success. Nearly 1,300 people
have served with City Year UK since 2010 – and they’ve progressed into careers within education,
social work, law enforcement, finance, engineering, marketing and many others, as well as launching
their own businesses.

Interested in learning more, or want to apply to become part of our 2020/2021 cohort?

Visit for more info – and if you have any questions, call Ciara on 07834122919 or email and we’ll be happy to help.

Start your journey. Give a year. Be The Change.



If you’ve lost your job as a result of Covid-19, help is at hand! – Employ GM

Employ GM

Keeping Greater Manchester working

Employ GM connects employers who have urgent temporary vacancies with individuals across Greater Manchester, who are available to start working straight away during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Support will be available for individuals who have lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19, and to self-employed people who have seen a significant drop in work. Including:

  • Matching people with the right vacancies
  • Careers advice
  • Training and skills development
  • Help finding both temporary and permanent roles
  • Redundancy support and help in instances where hours have been reduced
  • Support for people who have been furloughed to help them make decisions on volunteering, learning and training

More information can be found at

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Help & Support from Yes

Hi everyone,
Whilst we are unable to reopen our centres, we will still be offering support and advice by phone, email and facebook; including help with CV’s, job applications, mock interviews, benefits & universal credit advice and more.
If you need any help or support you can contact us from Monday to Friday – 9.30am to 4.00pm in the following ways..
Phone: 0161 720 4990
or chat to us via facebook
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Co-op – Opportunities

In light of recent events, the Co-op are currently looking for a range of permanent and temporary workers to help them serve their members and communities in their food stores and funeral homes across the UK in these challenging times.

To apply for permanent roles please visit

For temporary vacancies in coop food stores, people can visit their local store where they’ll be able to apply directly ,with applications being processed as quickly as possible  (sometimes within 24-48 hours).

Whilst the Coop understands that there is some risk involved in people visiting sites to apply and attend interviews, they are taking all possible measures to protect their colleagues and candidates.