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Code Club Volunteer (Code Club NI)
Location Causeway area
Description At Code Club, we think all children should have the opportunity to learn to code, no matter who they are or where they come from. To do this, we support a nationwide network of volunteers and educators who run free coding clubs for children aged 9-11 to build and share their ideas, learning along the way. We currently have over 6000 clubs in over 80 countries, and our club projects have been translated in 15 languages. Our projects are easy to follow step by step guides which help children learn Scratch,HTML and CSS and Python by making games, animations, and websites. The projects gradually introduce coding concepts to allow children to build their knowledge incrementally, meaning there's no need for the adult running the session to be a computing expert. Code Club was founded in 2012, and in 2015 joined forces with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a registered UK charity. Code Club is a key educational programme for the Foundation, working to help many more young people learn how to build their ideas with code. 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. Around 10 to 15 children are in a club. You will be helping children use Code Club projects to make games, animations and websites. - 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, printing resources and completing the project you will be doing with the children in advance.- Organise a DBS check for yourself. Be happy to collaborate with the contact at the venue to make the club run smoothly. -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. How Code Club support you: - 18+ we guide you through your DBS check. Applicants of 16 and 17 years of age may apply for an Enhanced Access NI through local Volunteer Centre who offer this service. - Someone from the venue will be with you throughout the sessions. - We provide great projects for the children which are step by step guides for creating games, animations and websites.- Free online or face to face training sessions to get you started. 16+
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