Philly CoderDojo needs you!  CLICK TO JOIN Philly CoderDojo is recruiting volunteer Mentors and non-technical Volunteers for as many sessions as you can. If you will like to become a mentor for Philly CoderDojo you can CLICK TO JOIN and email [email protected] see Locations, Map & Schedules

Philly CoderDojo is hosting coding dojos Online via ZOOM for the 2023-2024 term. No onsite Dojos during the restrictions. PCD will hold free code @ Home dojos via Zoom Bi-Monthly and Monthly during summer SATURDAYS @ 11AM – 12PM and Monthly during Summer.

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