Volunteers

Code Club volunteers go to a local community venue for an hour a week and help children aged 8 - 12 learn to make games, animations and websites, using the Code Club resources.

The Basics

  • 12 weeks minimum commitment
  • One hour per week at a community venue
  • Around 15 children aged 8 - 12 in each club
  • No previous knowledge of coding needed
  • Help children use Code Club projects to make games, animations and websites
  • Volunteer solo or team up with a colleague or friend
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“Running a code club and seeing the light bulbs come on as children have fun coding is a really rewarding activity – it’ll make you remember why you love coding yourself!”

Kevin Browne, Volunteer - Code Club Hamilton

To volunteer at a Code Club you need to

  • Be available for up to one hour a week to help with a Code Club session in a local school, library or community venue
  • Commit to volunteering for at least one school term (12 weeks)
  • Have time to prepare for the Code Club session. This may include organising, printing resources and completing the project you will be doing with the children in advance
  • Organize a police check for yourself
  • Be happy to collaborate with the contact at the venue to make the club run smoothly
  • Be confident with computers. You don’t have to be a coding genius, most clubs start with simple programs like Scratch, but you need to be willing to learn

Please note: unfortunately we cannot cover expenses for our volunteers. You are not allowed to charge for your club. Code Club is always free for children to attend.

How Code Club supports you

  • We guide you through your police check
  • Someone from the venue will be with you throughout the sessions
  • We provide great 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
  • We organize regional meetings to exchange experiences between volunteers and local activities

How Code Club can help you

  • We create and make available the teaching materials that are step by step guides for creating games, animations and websites
  • We provide free support to the use of teaching materials and other guidelines to the volunteers in the day to day of the sessions of the clubs
  • We provide documents and presentations to assist with meetings with directors and site managers who can host new Code Clubs

Benefits for you

  • You will play an important role in helping children develop skills that will not only help them learn how to code, but also in the development of computational thinking, problem solving, planning, design, and collaboration
  • The competencies performed with Code Club will help make your curriculum even more attractive
  • If you are starting to learn how to program, joining a Code Club will be a fun way to practice your coding skills

Why Volunteer?

  • Running a club takes just 1 hour a week, so it's easy to start supporting young people in your community
  • No previous coding experience is needed
  • You'll gain great volunteering experience and transferable skills
  • As you work through the curriculum you can develop your own coding abilities
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Volunteer Resources

Use the skills map to see which skills each of the projects cover and what order is best to follow to build on learned skills.

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Find a Venue

Use these introductory and technical guides relating to all our courses to get you ready and answer your questions.

Find a Venue