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Oak Farm Library - Code Club Volunteer

Details of the Charity:

Hillingdon library service invites everyone to share and enjoy our passion for reading, our commitment to providing trusted information and for enriching and empowering our communities. 

The Library Service will:  

  • Be a gateway to new reading experiences 
  • Provide access to up-to-date, unbiased and reliable information 
  • Present opportunities for independent lifelong learning 
  • Offer excellent customer care in attractive, welcoming and accessible libraries 
  • Be innovative with technology and the Internet, allowing library users to access our services and communicate with us in a variety of ways

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

Code club (8-11 year olds)

Help deliver a weekly code club for children 8-11 year olds at Oak Farm library (Hillingdon). The sessions would run from 4pm to 5pm on a Monday, and run in alignment with the school term times, taking half term weeks off. The sessions would utilise the www.codeclub.org ‘Scratch beginner modules’ to start with, aiming to develop into more intermediate modules as the group progresses.

The volunteer would be expected to attend 3.30pm to 5pm every Monday when sessions run, arriving half hour before the session starts to help setup for the group. The sessions would run in 6-week blocks, taking a break for half term weeks. The volunteer would be responsible for leading the sessions, which would take place in the main library space using our own public PCs. The group would consist of a maximum of 6-8 children, with library staff supporting throughout. 

Skills Required:

  • Comfortable presenting to children (8-11 year olds)
  • Computer literate
  • Familiar with basic coding

Additional Benefits:

  • Gain experience working with children in the community
  • Build networks in the community
  • Volunteering hours go towards the Brunel Volunteers Award
  • Interested? Apply below:
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