Vacancies for South Woodham Ferrers, Witham and Chelmsford. For other areas in the County, please enquire.
What is the role about?
Code Club leads a community of volunteers who share their passion for digital making with children and teachers across the UK. Code Club creates resources aimed at children aged 9-11 for volunteers to use in weekly Code Clubs in their local area.
What will it involve?
Helping with a Code Club session in a local library
Guiding or helping to guide groups of 10-15 children through projects (games, animations and websites) using material provided by Code Club
Collaborating with your supervisor and / or the Club Host to make sure the club runs smoothly
What will you get from volunteering?
You’ll play a key part in helping children gain skills that are useful to them – not only learning to program, but also learning about computational thinking, problem solving, planning, designing and collaboration
Lots of transferable skills that will look great on your CV
If you’re new to coding, running a Code Club is a fun and practical way to
develop your coding skills
What skills and Experience do you need?
Confidence 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, have the patience, enthusiasm and interpersonal skills to communicate the joy of
digital making to a group of around 10-15 children each week.
- Data Protection policy
- DBS check required
- Equal opportunities policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Suitable for under 18s
- Training provided
You will receive an induction, a welcome pack and specific training for your volunteering role. This specific training will take the form of online and / or face to face training sessions lasting approximately 2 hours 30 minutes in total, and will cover how Code Club works, safeguarding and the basics of coding. There will be ongoing support from local library staff who will ensure you are kept up-to-date with all that is happening in Essex Libraries. All volunteers are engaged for an introductory period (in this case of 12 weeks). This is to ensure the volunteer and activity are properly matched and either side may decide to end the agreement at this stage. Code Club promotes meet-ups in the area so you can connect with other volunteers and swap tips. They provide regular newsletters to keep you up-to-date with information about the Code Club network and activities happening in the area.
- Volunteer induction
You will receive an induction and welcome pack.
- Volunteer policy
Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 20/07/2021
End Date: 20/07/2022
Volunteers are needed on Thursdays from 4-5pm on a weekly basis, to help with the session. In addition, you will need time to prepare for the Code Club session each week. This may include organising resources and completing the project you will be doing with the children in advance. We ask you to commit to volunteering for at least one school term (12 weeks). Times and days can be discussed upon application.
South Woodham Ferrers Library
South Woodham Ferrers
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