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
- 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.
- 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