Code Club volunteer

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

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.


Details

  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
    Yes
  • 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

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Availability Details

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.


Location

South Woodham Ferrers Library
Trinity Square
South Woodham Ferrers
Chelmsford
CM3 5JU


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