Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is City Year South Africa a learnership, an internship, or a school?

No, City Year South Africa is none of these. It is a full-time National Youth Service Programme, not formal employment nor an educational institution. City Year is a volunteer programme, and engages young people in a year of service, dedicated to improving the lives of children and communities in Gauteng.

2. What if I turn 26 during my year of service – can I still apply?

If you are 25 when the programme commences, you can still apply to be a part of City Year South Africa

3. If I am not a South African citizen or permanent resident, can I still apply?

City Year South Africa is only open to South African citizens or permanent residents, and unfortunately there are no exceptions to this requirement.

4. Will I get paid?

City Year South Africa is a volunteer programme, and as such you will not receive a salary or wages. However we do offer participants a stipend, or transport allowance, to help cover some of the costs of commuting to and from their service sites on a daily basis.

5. After completing my City Year, what happens next?

Although City Year is not a recruitment or placement agency, City Year does assist graduates to identify and apply for viable exit opportunities.