Club Hosts

Become a Code Club host to start a Code Club in your school, library, museum, or community venue with the help of volunteers from your local area.

The Basics

Code Club provides free projects and resources for you to run a Code Club for children aged 9-13 in your venue.

You can connect with volunteers in your local area through our site, or you can work with a volunteer that you already know from your community.

Most clubs run for an hour a week with around 15 young people, but this is flexible. We provide resources and projects to allow you to run the club in the way that suits you and your venue.

There are some essentials that we ask of all venue hosts:

  • Code Clubs should always be free
  • Check that your venue has the necessary insurance
  • Get parental permission for every child who will be attending the club
  • Ensure that volunteers are supported

Get Started with Code Club

Step 1: Register your venue on our website.

Step 2: Search for a volunteer near you using the tool on our site. You could also ask parents or people in your local community to help. They will then need to register on our site as volunteers.

Step 3: Meet your volunteers to organise the club and check their DBS statement (or equivalent).

Step 4: Get your club activated! Just log in to your Club Hub and add volunteers to your club using their email address.

Step 5: Use the free Code Club projects, which are step-by-step guides for the children to follow, to run the club sessions.

Register as a Club Host

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”My advice to anyone else working in a library and considering starting a Code Club would be: go for it, what have you got to lose? It’s a really great experience to see the children engaged and learning at a Club they have chosen to come to.”

Charmain Osbourne, Club Host, Ipswich County Library

Get your club activated!

Once your Code Club is set up and activated on our site, you’ll have access to even more benefits, including:

  • An activation pack with top tips, stickers, and resources to get your club off to a great start
  • Downloadable resources to help you run your club, such as certificates, registers, and posters
  • Regular updates about new projects and resources straight to your inbox
  • Competitions and prize draws you can enter to win goodies for your club

How Code Club support you

Our team are here to support you on your journey to setting up and running a Code Club in your school.

  • Meet our team of Regional Coordinators at the events they run in your local area
  • Email us for support, or if you have questions at any point
  • Talk to us online in our forums or Twitter chats
  • Our FAQs page is also full of useful information

Register as a Club Host

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Working safely with children

Read Code Club’s policies on working safely with children.

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Visit a Star Club

Want to see a club in action before you start volunteering?

Visit a Star Club

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Spread the Word

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