Seeking Code Club Volunteers

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Thursday, Aug 02, 2018

Surrey Libraries in partnership with Kids Code Jeunesse is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help run kids Code Clubs

Code Club volunteers go to a local community venue for an hour a week and help children aged 8 - 12 learn to make games, animations and websites, using the Code Club resources. Code Club offers a fun and interactive way for children to build valuable life skills such as logical thinking, teamwork and collaboration skills, as well as engaging them in learning more about the technology they use every day. 

Surrey Libraries is starting code clubs in four locations and we need volunteers. 

City Centre

  • Starts September 11th
  • 12 sessions on Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15pm

Guildford

  • Starts September 6th
  • 12 sessions on Thursdays, 3:30-4:30

Semiahmoo

  • Starts September 7th
  • 12 sessions on Fridays, 3:30:4:30

Strawberry Hill

  • Starts September 17th 
  • 12 sessions on Mondays, 3:15-4:15 with a break for Thanksgiving (October 8th)

To volunteer at a Code Club you need to:

  • Be available for up to 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).
  • Be 16 or older.
  • Have time to prepare for the Code Club session. This may include organizing, printing resources and completing the project you will be doing with the children in advance.
  • Organize a police 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.

Why Volunteer?

  • You will play an important role in helping children develop skills that will not only help them learn how to code, but also in the development of computational thinking, problem solving, planning, design, and collaboration.
  • Running a club takes just 1 hour a week, so it's easy to start supporting young people in your community.
  • No previous coding experience is needed.
  • You'll gain great volunteering experience and transferable skills.
  • As you work through the curriculum you can develop your own coding abilities. If you are starting to learn how to program, joining a Code Club will be a fun way to practice your coding skills.

Code Club volunteers are trained and supported by Kids Code Jeunesse. These are not City of Surrey volunteer positions.

More information on Code Clubs see Code Club Canada and Kids Code Jeunesse

Interested in volunteering or want more information? Contact

Erol Olcay

EOlcay@surrey.ca