Mentors

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Download our CoderDojo Mentor Guide here

What’s involved when registering as a volunteer mentor?

Volunteer Mentors are integral to the success of each CoderDojo session. All it takes is a few hours of your time over a few Saturdays. If you’re bringing your child anyway, it’s even easier. Mentors should ideally possess:

  • The willingness to create and deliver content passionately and interactively
  • A desire to encourage kids to take an interest in coding
  • An ability to think on your feet – kids can ask some very interesting and challenging questions.

Anyone can be a mentor. You don’t need to be an expert in coding – all you need is a passion for helping kids learn. If you have an interest in coding, technology and programming, that’s a bonus!

The mentors’ role is to:

  • Guide and assist participants
  • Let us know of any suitable and interesting guest speakers
  • Provide feedback and input into format and content
  • Spread the word to encourage others to become volunteer mentors.

Becoming a Lead Mentor 

An opportunity exists for a volunteer Lead Mentor at each CoderDojo Brisbane site. The role of the Lead Mentor is to take the lead in:

  • Ensuring the room is set up on the day of the session
  • Facilitating the session: welcoming kids to seats, organising demonstrations from the kids throughout the session, announcing lunch breaks and concluding the sessions
  • Driving the plan of attack ahead of each session: organising demonstrations to show the kids/the focus of the session
  • Encouraging other mentors to facilitate and/or run demos during each session
  • Keeping CoderDojo Brisbane in the loop

Learn more about some of our amazing mentors who have volunteered at previous CoderDojo Brisbane sessions.

If you’re interested in becoming a Lead Mentor at a particular CoderDojo Brisbane site, or if you’d just like to find out more, let us know here.

Interested in getting involved? Register now. 

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