Volunteers

Become a Code Club volunteer and help young people aged 9-13 use the resources the Code Club team provide to learn to make games, animations, and websites.

The Basics

Code Club provides everything you need to volunteer at a free Code Club for 9 - 13 year olds, which could take place at a school, library, or community venue in your local area.

You don’t need to be a coding genius to volunteer, you just need to be willing to learn some basic Scratch, Python, or HTML alongside your club. In fact, using our projects with young people is a great way for you to learn new skills whilst inspiring the next generation of coders and digital makers.

Essential info for volunteers:

  • Commit for a minimum of 12 weeks
  • Spend 1 hour per week, usually after school
  • Help out around 15 young people aged 9-13
  • Volunteer solo, or team up with friends or colleagues and take turns
  • A club host will be there at the venue to support you


Get Started as a Code Club Volunteer

Step 1: Register on our website.

Step 2: Apply for your background check—we will guide you through the process.

Step 3: Complete our free simple online training, or attend a training session in your local area.

Step 4: Connect with a club host at a venue near you using the search tool on our site.

Step 5: Meet the venue’s club host and organise the club.

Step 6: Ask the club host to add you to the club via their Club Hub.

Step 7: Use the Code Club projects, which are step-by-step guides for the children to follow, to run the club sessions.

Step 8: Check out the extra resources for active clubs in your Club Hub.

Please note: unfortunately we cannot cover expenses for our volunteers.

Register as a Volunteer

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”I think Code Club is brilliant, and my favourite moments are when the kids’ eyes light up when they get something right, or they have a new experience with technology that is fun and creative.”

Elbrie de Kock, Code Club volunteer

Read more volunteer stories on our blog

How Code Club will support you

Our team are here to support you on your journey to becoming a Code Club volunteer:

  • 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


Once you are set up and associated with an active on our site, you’ll have access to even more benefits, including:

  • 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
  • The chance to participate in competitions and enter prize draws to win goodies for your club

Register as a Volunteer

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Getting a DBS

Find out how to get your DBS check for volunteering with Code Club.

Find out more

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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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Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? Check out the answers in our FAQs.

FAQs