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Volunteer

Are you keen to be part of an amazing global movement? Are you keen to help ignite the Australian tech minds of tomorrow in your local community? If so, then you should become a volunteer mentor at CoderDojo Footscray. CoderDojo Footscray is a joint initiative between CoderDojo Altona North and the West Footscray Neighborhood House.

Whether you are a Python gun, can write HTML blindfolded, love tinkering with hardware like Raspberry Pis or Arduinos or love tinkering with home built robots, your knowledge and experience would be welcome at our sessions! However, you don’t necessarily need to be a coding rockstar to help us out. Even if you can just give a hand with the organising, and general running of the Dojo, then we’d still love to hear from you. You just need to be cool, great at supporting kids, and passionate. That’s all we ask for!

On the job training will be provided at CoderDojo Altona North where you will have the opportunity to work with an experienced volunteer team. As part of your training and on-boarding you will work with the CoderDojo Altona North team, helping run the class at CoderDojo Altona North, gaining the relevant mentoring, STEM education skills to help you with your role at CoderDojo Footscray.

You’ll need a Working With Children Check, if you’d like to become a mentor with us. The application is free when it’s for volunteering purposes, and once you submit your form at the post office then you’re good to go – you don’t have to wait for the card to be posted out to you. 

We also need you to complete the following online training by the Raspberry Pi Foundation – Child Safeguarding module. Please send us a screenshot of the final screen confirming that you have completed the training. 

Finally, we don’t expect our volunteer mentors to attend each and every session. All we ask for is a few hours of your time each week when the Dojo is running. If you can’t make a session, then that’s no problem! We’re operate a fun, relaxed, and flexible model for our awesome mentors!

If this sounds like something you’d love to do, then what are you waiting for! 

Drop us a note at volunteer@hack2.live or trevor at hack2 dot live and let’s get the next generation of kids making/creating/building.