Volunteer with CoderDojo WA
Spend time helping young people (Ninjas!) who are working on creative digital projects and support them in a fun, free and social open learning environment. Meet other people with similar interests, develop your teamwork, communication, organisation and leadership skills and make a difference at the same time!
What is Fremantle CoderDojo?
Dojos provide fun, free and social open learning environments where young people can meet others with similar interests, develop 21st century skills and build creative projects of their own choice using digital technology. Fremantle CoderDojo is run at Fremantle Library.
A Dojo is NOT a class or workshop. There is no curriculum. Instead, Dojos offer open, free and unstructured club settings in which young people can follow their own interests, meet like-minded people and develop self-directed learning habits with the support of Champions and Mentors.
CoderDojo WA is an initiative of the Fogarty Foundation.
What a volunteer does
You don’t need to know how to code to be a great Mentor. Dojos benefit from a mix of Mentors – including digital creatives, game developers, storytellers, students, coders, IT professionals of all kinds as well as people who are generally great at supporting young people.
During a Dojo session, Mentors aren’t supposed to “teach” young people how to code. Dojo sessions aren’t about running classes or workshops. Instead, Mentors spend time helping Ninjas who are working on creative digital projects of their own choice. Mentors help Ninjas find information on the internet, give encouragement, and prompt Ninjas to challenge themselves to make their projects even better. Mentors with coding experience are encouraged to help Ninjas find answers for themselves, and steer them in the right direction.
Dojo sessions will be run on a weekly basis on Wednesdays from 3:30 – 5:00pm.
Why volunteer at Fremantle CoderDojo?
As a Mentor at the Fremantle CoderDojo, you will have a fantastic opportunity to develop your teamwork, communication, organisation and leadership skills. Mentors from other Dojo’s have gone on to gain jobs with companies such as Google, Bankwest and the Federal Government due to the skills they developed whilst running a coding club.
This volunteering position is eligible for the Murdoch Volunteer Hub Academic Transcript program. Find out more here!
Register your interest in volunteering for Fremantle CoderDojo now!