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Are you passionate about technology and would you love to become an organiser of a program in your local area that mentors young people in how to build websites, apps and games or how to use coding? Be a part of a worldwide movement of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people (7-17).

Young people can learn to code, build a website, create an app or a game, and explore technology in an informal, creative, and social environment. There are currently programs in Balmain, Parramatta, North Ryde and Sydney CBD, and there is now opportunity for awesome Champions to help set up new programs across NSW. Champions DO NOT need to have a technology background but each program will need at least 1-2 mentors with a technology background to help set up new programs across NSW. 

Responsibilities of a Champion (you’ll have support from other Champions who have done this before):

  • Organise a venue and time for the Dojo (typically 2 hours per week) - usually this is a local library, council or company
  • Co-ordinate attendance - includes managing RSVPs for each term, and ensuring participant forms are completed
  • Ensure there is a safe and fun learning environment for children
  • Source and co-ordinate mentors - you’ll need at least 1 to get started (e.g. ensuring they have Working with Children Checks, understand their expectations)
  • Promote your Dojo, e.g. applying for grants/sponsorship from local companies, spreading the word in local schools/media. You’ll have support from CoderDojo NSW to do this.

Essential:

  • Passion for children’s education, technology, creativity and fun.
  • Currently be an IT professional OR be willing to learn along with the kids!
  • A commitment to our “Be Cool” philosophy.
  • You will need to complete a Working with Children Check

Desirable:

  • Previous experience with a similar position, or mentoring/education

Contact: 9891 4522 or [email protected]

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