Code Club is a network of more than 4500 volunteer-led after school clubs across the UK for children aged 9-11 to learn about the basics of coding and computer programming.
At our clubs, which tend to happen for 1 hour per week during term time, children work through Code Club projects and activities where they learn about computer programming, from creating games and animations to learning the basics of web development.
Volunteers go to a Code Club in their local community each week and help children learn using the Code Club resources.
What we can offer you
If you are interested in becoming a Code Club volunteer here's what you need to know:
- 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.
- Volunteer solo or team up with a colleague or friend.
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).
- 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.
- Please note: unfortunately we cannot cover expenses for our volunteers. You are not allowed to charge for your club. Code Club is always free for children to attend.
How Code Club supports 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.
Find out more
You can find out more about Code Club by visiting our website. If you want to know more about helping out at a Code Club or would like to register as a volunteer visit the volunteer page on our website or read our 'Volunteer Role' leaflet.