CoderDojo Mentor

Organisation Name: Keeping Digital Foundation

Organisation Address:
Keeping Digital Foundation (York Pi Jam),
Blake House,
18 Blake Street,

Organisation's Cause:
Children / Young People / Families
Education & Learning

Type of Voluntary Activity:
Event Support

Location of Voluntary Activity:
Across York
Close to York
North Yorkshire

Role description:
Volunteers who provide support, guidance, and encouragement to young people, so they can complete their projects and develop their skills. Many mentors do not have technical skills, but that doesn’t stop them from having a huge impact on the young people at our Dojos. Anyone who is passionate about technology and shares the CoderDojo spirit can be a mentor! The role of a mentor is not the same as that of a teacher or lecturer. Mentors help young people work through problems and encourage their efforts rather than directly delivering solutions.

Skills and behaviours needed for the role:
Good with young people
Good organisation skills
Committed to improving digital inclusivity for young people
Good team working skills

Will there be a DBS check? Yes

Driving Licence required? No

Volunteer's own vehicle required? No

Suitable for:
Ongoing Volunteering

What will the volunteer gain/benefit from:
Being part of the Keeping Digital Foundation includes the benefit of joining our other organisations to further improve skills, great reference on your CV, great community with volunteer support networks, opportunities to further develop your skills as a volunteer and look into charitable organisation and you will be supporting the leading local digital inclusivity charitable organisation. Keeping Digital Foundation also provides regular training sessions that you can attend and sends newsletters of interesting external talks for you to attend for free to further develop yourself as an individual and a team.

When are volunteers needed: Mostly weekday evenings, but there is the option to work during the day and on weekends - just list your availability on your application.

How to get involved:
Please complete the form on the following web link and our Volunteering team will be in touch soon!

Web link: Click here

Closing date: 17-05-2021