Code Club Volunteer

To support children, aged 9-11, during Code Club sessions. Help children use Code Club projects to make games, animations and websites. Teach a group of 10-15 children simple coding using laptops, tablets and BBC micro: bits. Confirm your own coding knowledge by teaching others.
Duration: Time limited
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

1. Helping with a Code Club session in a local library
2. Setting up Coding Club sessions.
3. Helping to prepare sessions each week
4. Supporting Children with ICT throughout the term time period.
5. Getting children familiar with laptops, computers and micro:bits use in coding.
6. Help children make computer games, animations and websites using Scratch, HTML & CSS and Python.

Requirements: Relevant qualification or training
Skill and Qualifications Required:

1. Be available for one hour a week to help with a Code Club session in a local library.
2. Commit to volunteering for at least one school term (12 weeks)
3. Have time to prepare for the Code Club session each week. Including organising, printing resources and
completing the project you will be doing with the children in advance.
4. Be happy to collaborate and communicate with other teachers to help the classes run smoothly
5. Be confident with computers. You don’t have to be a coding genius, most clubs start with simple programs, but
you need to be willing to learn.
6. The patience, enthusiasm and interpersonal skills to communicate the joy of digital making to a group of around
10-15 children each week.

Areas of Interest: Children, Education, IT
Opportunity suitable for: 16-17 year olds, Micro, People seeking work, Short term commitment, University students
What activities will the volunteer do? IT, Mentoring, Teaching, Technology, Training
Skills gained in this role: IT, Leadership, Organising, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Clearly marked accessible parking spaces, Automatic opening doors, Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Oldham Libraries
Organisation Profile: We provide a wide range of opportunities across our 12 libraries from books and reading to theatre to health and wellbeing. We are also able to offer opportunities for working with children, older people or specific groups.