Volunteer opportunity description

Code Club leads a community of volunteers who share their passion for digital making with children and teachers across the UK.

We create resources aimed at children aged 9 - 11 for volunteers to use in weekly Code Clubs in their local area. Everything needed to run a club is provided, including projects in Scratch, HTML/CSS and Python.  Code Club is a partner in Make It Digital and is writing projects for the new BBC micro:bit, and is a subsidiary of the Rasberry Pi Foundation.  Code Clubs are free to the venue and there is no charge for children to attend.

You can find out what our current volunteers say at https://www.codeclub.org.uk/start-a-club/volunteers


To volunteer at a Code Club you need to:
  • Be available for 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 each week. This may include organising resources and completing the project you will be doing with the children in advance.
  • Organise a DBS check for yourself (but we can help)
  • Be happy to collaborate with the club host at the venue to make the club run smoothly. The club host will accompany you in the sessions.
  • 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.
  • Be ready to communicate the joy of digital making to a group of around 10 - 15 children each week.

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers who are free at these times


About the organisation

Code Club South West

Caroline Vaan-Canning
Regional Coordinator South West
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