Club Hosts

Code Club hosts work at a school, library, museum or community venue and team up with a volunteer to run a Code Club for children aged 8 – 12

The Basics

  • Set up a Code Club: most clubs run for one hour each week, with 10 – 15 children
  • Manage a club space which is safe and suitable for children
  • Arrange access to computers, with wifi, for the children to use or download software for the children (most clubs start with Scratch)
  • The club must be free of charge for the children to access

To host a Code Club you need to have a member of staff available to help run the club and be present in the club sessions. A volunteer shouldn’t be left in loco parentis. This member of staff does not need to know anything about coding, but it’s a great chance for them to learn.

The member of staff who hosts the club will need to:

  • Ensure the volunteer gets a police check, in line with your venue’s safeguarding policy
  • Ensure that all the children who come to the club have appropriate permission from a parent/guardian to attend
  • Check that your venue has appropriate insurance to cover the volunteer and the club
  • Ensure that there is appropriate equipment, software and a way of printing resources for the children

Please note: Code Club does not interview volunteers – it is the job of the Club Host to find out more about the volunteer and check you are happy for them to run a club at your venue.

How Code Club support you

  • We provide a platform to help you find a local, trained and police checked volunteer
  • We provide free projects for the children, which are step by step guides for creating games, animations and websites
  • Free online or face-to-face training sessions to get you started

Ready to start? Register on our site as a club host to contact a local volunteer and get started.

Register as a Host

Why register?

  • Access to all of our projects, resources and materials
  • Connect with clubs and local partners in your country, to receive support
  • Help us track the great work being done around the world
  • Tell us how Code Club can improve