With Code Plus, your role as a volunteer is to stimulate kids' curiosity about programming and support their creative freedom using, games which give kids the freedom to create their own unique worlds and share them with friends. You don't have to know how to code already! Applications are open for volunteers to join our current cohort, apply online now!
Wednesdays 15:15 - 16:30 and 15:10-16:10, Saturdays 12:00 - 13:15 and 13:30 - 14:45
St Deny's Primary School, Swaythling primary school and Southampton Central Library
Coding has become a more and more important skill in our everyday lives. It powers organisations, particularly the creative and IT industries. Coding is important for young people to increase their knowledge and understanding of how the world works around them. It opens options for them throughout their lives, through school, further education and on the career ladder.
Coding has recently been introduced to the national curriculum, which is fantastic! However, often teachers in schools aren't able to code themselves in order to teach pupils. This is where Codeplus can help! By volunteering with CodePlus you can help teach pupils to code and give them the opportunity to build a foundation knowledge of coding which they will be able to use throughout their lives.
These creative projects teach children much more than just IT skills; most of the schools that we're launching in have high numbers of pupils whose first language is not English so the extra tuition can really make a big difference!
But I can't code?
That's okay! You don't need to be an expert coder, you just need to be keen to learn and be enthusiastic about inspiring the next generation. With a short training session and some exploration, you will be ready to jump into one of our projects!
What do I do as a volunteer?
We ask that you give us a minimum of one hour per week plus travel to the library or school that you are volunteering at. Your role as a volunteer is to stimulate kids' curiosity about programming and support their creative freedom. You will act as a teacher and a mentor to support them and make the sessions interesting and fun for the pupils!
Volunteers deliver coding support through a progressive programme including the Code Kingdoms Game, Code.org, Scratch and Code Academy (depending on the child’s level and needs), supporting the young people to achieve their academic potential and become ideal candidates for careers in our digital age.
If you have any questions about CodePlus then please email Sam
Volunteering with CodePlus won't cost you
This project is takes place at local schools and libraries! However, if reasonable adjustments require you take an alternative form of transport, just get in touch and we can cover your costs. We reimburse all Southampton Hub volunteers' travel expenses.
Why not volunteer with a friend?
Volunteering for Southampton Hub is social and you'll have the chance to meet many like-minded people, but why not ask a friend to sign up with you too?