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Camden Council - Libraries CoderDojo

Camden Libraries, in partnership with CoderDojo, is looking for volunteers with experience in coding/programming, Python, Scratch, Raspberry pi, and/or other programming languages. If you have little to no experience, don’t worry - you are also very welcome to help us encourage young people! The club is run one Saturday a month in Camden Council’s fantastic new building - 5 Pancras Square - at the heart of King’s Cross. The session is from 14:00 – 15:30, for young people aged 7 to 17. We are planning to split this club and run additional club sessions after school. We are also planning to run a coding club only for girls.

Application deadline: 
Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Want to shape up the future generation and contribute to your community? If so, Camden Coding Club, in partnership with CoderDojo, is looking for volunteers with experience in coding/programming, Python, Scratch, Raspberry pi, and/or other programming languages. And if you don’t have experience in coding? You are also very welcome to encourage the young people and get them engaged! We are planning to split this club and run additional clubs after school. We are also planning to run coding clubs ONLY for girls. Help us to more girls to get involve in coding and gain valuable coding skills!

Role Aim: 

We would like volunteers to help young people develop their technological experience, by teaching them how to code and give them support to build confidence, gain valuable skills for the future and to open up new avenues for children who might not otherwise have such learning opportunities.

Duties: 

Setting up equipment like laptops, recording registration, checking if equipment is safe to use, engaging one-to-one with kids who need support, to follow safeguarding procedures, mentoring, helping kids achieve their coding goals.

Skills needed: 

Programming, coding or any other ICT skills, or if you don’t have any coding /IT experience, you can help by encouraging and supporting the young people

Training: 

No training needed but there is an induction covering health and safety, safeguarding, and an informal meeting

Location: 
Pancras Square library, Pancras Square, King's cross, N1C 4AG
Time commitment: 
1-3 hours per week
Opening times: 
The role is available currently one Saturday a month, but in the future we might run additional clubs during the week

Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here