In March 2019 the following libraries are looking for a Code Club volunteer.
Coggeshall, Colchester, Harlow, Rayleigh, Saffron Walden and Walton
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
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
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
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.
- Suitable for under 18s
- Training provided
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.
- Volunteer induction
You will receive induction and a welcome pack.
- Volunteer policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 31/08/2016
End Date: 05/11/2019
How much time would you be asked to contribute? One hour a week, at a regular time, 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
This opportunity is available Countywide.
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