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Oak Farm Library – Code Club Volunteer

Details of the Charity:

Oak Farm Library is a public community library serving the Hillingdon Community. Newly refurbished it boasts new shelving. Starbucks facilities and meeting room for hire. Oak Farm has a large selection of children's and adults books, both fiction and non-fiction. Wi-fi is also available.


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, 16:15 – 17:15, 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, 14:15 – 15:15, 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:

  • 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 below:
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  • Name
  • Have you come to study at Brunel from outside the EU
  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?