We are always looking for technically skilled mentors to help out, for a couple of hours a month, helping share their knowledge with local young people.
Volunteering at a Dojo can be a rewarding experience, and might not require as much as you think. It gives you an opportunity to help kids learn how to code, and an opportunity to learn new skills and technologies.
We are also always looking for volunteers to help with a wide array of other not so technical tasks, from registration and administration through to keeping this website up to date.
How many children will there be and what ages?
In general there are around 30 children, with around half of them in the 8 and 10 age round with some older and some younger.
How long does a Dojo last?
A Dojo lasts from 2pm — 5pm, but the ideal is to arrive a little beforehand so that we can organise (around 1pm) and then a little time after to help pack up. Any time you can give is appreciated though and these are not hard rules.
What will I be doing?
Do I need to be a programming genius to help?
In a word no — the main thing is to have fun and be enthusiastic. You can also ask the advice of other mentors if something is beyond your level of expertise.
What should I bring?
Most mentors tend to bring a laptop or similar with them, but this isn’t essential. Snacks and drinks are provided.
What are the rules?
There is only one rule — above all: be cool.
I still have some questions, who do I ask?
If you still are unsure about how CoderDojo works or what you can do to help, feel free to get in touch.