Volunteers

Code Club volunteers go to a local community venue and help children aged 9 - 13 learn to make games, animations and websites, using the Code Club resources.

Students! We need you!

Are you a student keen to share your skills and spare time to help inspire the next generation? Then we want you to become a volunteer at Code Club!

Whether you already have computer programming knowledge or you're keen to learn to code for yourself, volunteering with us is a great way to expand your skill set and have fun doing it.

The Basics

  • 12 weeks minimum commitment
  • One hour per week at a community venue (usually after-school, around 3.30pm)
  • Around 15 children aged 9 - 11 in each club
  • No previous knowledge of coding needed
  • Help children use Code Club projects to make games, animations and websites

Register as a Volunteer

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”Code Club has really helped me improve upon many skills, especially my social ability and increased my confidence. I would recommend anyone to become a Code Club volunteer, it’s a fantastic opportunity and a great way to meet people.”

Elish, Computer Science Student, Ulster University

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). We recommend that you team up with a friend and volunteer together
  • Prepare for the Code Club session each week: organising resources and completing the project you will be doing with the children in advance
  • Have a current DBS statement
  • Collaborate with the contact at the venue to make the club run smoothly

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.

We aim to make volunteering with Code Club as easy as possible, but it’s important to remember that if you make a commitment to start a club, you must see that through for at least one school term.

Read more about the role of a Code Club volunteer.

How Code Club support you

  • We guide you through your DBS check
  • 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

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