Philly CoderDojo needs you! Philly CoderDojo is recruiting volunteers via US2020, STEMcityPHL United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Temple and Drexel universities, Called-To-Serve CDC, YouthBuild Camden, SERVE Philadelphia, IBM, Corporate partners, and youth-focused/ educational non-profits. We have been fortunate to partner with two elementary schools in North Philadelphia and one in Strawberry Mansion. There will be dojo sessions held once a month after school at Bethune, Dr. Ethel Allen and Kenderton as well as one Saturday a month at Bethlehem Baptist Church We are need of Mentors and non-technical volunteers for as many sessions as you can. If you will like to become a mentor for Philly CoderDojo see attached Philly CoderDojo Brochure 11.6.17 you can CLICK TO JOIN and email PHLCoderDojo@gmail.com see 2017-2018 Philly CoderDojo Calendar 11.6.17 and Locations, Map & Schedules https://phillycoderdojo.com/locations/

A CoderDojo Tech Volunteer is also known as a Mentor and is a technically skilled individual who guides CoderDojo attendees and facilitates their learning and project work during a Dojo session. Mentors usually have a preferred area or expertise within which they like to work (eg. HTML, Python etc.). It is recommended that ALL CoderDojo Volunteers are to be background checked according to local regulations. The Mentors main focus is on guiding the young people through the basics and then facilitating them in creating their own projects.

These are basic requirements for Mentors:

  • A love of coding and enthusiasm for passing this skill on
  • Basic Knowledge of at least one coding language or experience with Scratch.
  • Background checked according to local regulations
  • Equipment necessary for a session you want to run if it is not supplied by the Dojo itself Duties & Responsibilities

A Tech Volunteer can support their Dojo by providing encouragement to young people at the Dojo and helping with Planning a Dojo:

  • Choosing and researching Tutorials for the sessions
  • Choosing and Sourcing equipment needed for the Dojo
  • Organization and operational support
  • Creating / researching new Resources for the Dojo

At the Dojo

  • Health and Safety Checks
  • Mentoring and Supervision:
    • Positive reinforcement
      • Project support and guidance o Encourage creativity
      • Facilitate Peer to peer learning