Are you a parent keen to get a Code Club started in your child’s school? Then why not volunteer and set up the club yourself!
Volunteers come from all walks of life and they don’t need a tech background to run a Code Club.
Running a Code Club is a great way to strengthen your own digital skills, and this year we want to encourage more parents to gain confidence with computers, develop coding skills, and have fun taking part in their school community.
Things you need to run a Code Club:
- 1 spare hour a week to run the club, plus some time to prep your club content for the week
- a DBS check
- a venue (your child’s school, library or community centre), with a member of staff who can help you with things such as classroom management and computer set-up
- enthusiasm to help children learn about coding & digital making
Many clubs are run by a team of volunteers. You can team up with other parents and work together to help the sessions run smoothly.
We already have hundreds of parent volunteers running their own Code Clubs across the UK – for many of them Code Club is one of the highlights of their week.
“I volunteer at my daughter’s primary school running their Code Club. It was easy to set up the club as I already had a connection with the school and knew the head teacher. I run it on an afternoon when I do school pick up, so it fits in nicely with work.” – Geri Reid, Joan of Arc Primary School
“I love helping out at my children’s school and I know that this has generated a lot of excitement for kids and parents alike which gives me a great feeling… It is time that parents became more confident in the digital sphere that our children so fearlessly parade around, so that we can better guide and protect them, but also inspire them, empower them, to be digital makers.” – Jasjit Kaur Atwal, Firfield Primary School
“Before helping at Code Club I knew very little about coding. Now I have the basic knowledge to be able to create games and animations using scratch, with future opportunities of using other coding languages” – Julie Sheppard, Widcombe Primary School
Keen to learn more about what’s involved in running a Code Club? Visit our website https://www.codeclub.org.uk/start-a-club/parents