Oak Farm Library – Code Club Volunteer

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Details of the Organisation:

Oak Farm Library is one of London Borough of Hillingdon’s seventeen libraries.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

Code Clubs have been running at Oak Farm Library for the last couple of years. The Clubs are split in two groups: Newbies and Wizards.

Newbies – Mondays, 4:15 – 5:15pm, for children between 9-11 years old, aimed to children who have little or no experience in coding and we use Scratch (simple programming language) for the projects.

Wizards – Saturdays, 2:15 – 3:15pm, for children aged between 10-12 years old, aimed at children confident with scratch, looking to build their skills with more challenging projects.

Tasks involved:

  • Teaching children how to program by showing them how to make computer games, animations and websites.
  • Helping to set up before the session and tidying up after the club is finished
  • Report to the person in charge on the day, but the library Branch Manager/Homework Club Manager would oversee your work generally.

When you would be needed:

You will need to attend regularly to ensure club participants are provided with continuity of support on:

  • A regular basis after school
  • A set day when the Code Club runs

Skills required:

  • Good IT skills
  • Able to relate well to children, young people and their carers
  • Committed to safeguarding children and young people
  • Patient and able to explain things clearly
  • Able to commit to a regular time slot

DBS required – provided free of charge by Brunel Volunteers

Additional Benefits to the Volunteer:

  • Local travel expenses paid for
  • 1/2 price on Starbucks drinks and refreshments sold in the library
  • Training and resources provided to run the sessions
  • Hours volunteered will be recorded on your HEAR – which goes on your permanent university record
  • All hours contribute towards your Brunel Volunteers Awards, which leads to an invitation to the Brunel Volunteers Awards Ceremony

Interested? Apply now!

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