VOLUNTEER OR MENTOR
Both the West Sound CoderDojo and WSTA are volunteer organizations and we have limited resources, so if you see a problem you can solve, please volunteer to solve it. CoderDojos are community-based and community-run. The best way to get started is to grab a ticket, sign up as a mentor or volunteer, and show up.
Mentors, Teachers, Check-in helpers, IT help for loaner laptops
TIME REQUIREMENT: 2.5-3 hours per event (mostly on Saturday mornings)
For this, you sign up for a volunteer ticket to an event, then come to the event. Here you’ll meet other volunteers and get a chance to see how we do things. Then we can talk about where you feel you’ll be able to contribute the most value.
Mentors usually float in the room and help families with programming questions upon request.
Check-in volunteering is a way for non-technical people to help out, direct people to where they need to go, point them to the bathrooms, and help us shepherd them out at the end.
IT helpers take care of donated loaner laptops, tablets, and other peripherals.
Volunteers occasionally meet via Discord, Zoom, or Teams to discuss new and ongoing initiatives, then take away action items to work on.
OTHER WAYS TO HELP:
ORGANIZING (OPS): Handling the tasks necessary to make sure we have meeting space, sponsors, loaner laptops, and more.
CURRICULUM: Our goal is to get kids to a point where they can build an app. We need people to evaluate and rate online sites and resources, or create projects we can use with something new or a cool way to use things they’re learning. For example… a 90-minute workshop on creating Minecraft mods with ScriptCraft, or a 90-minute workshop on making game art.
OUTREACH: Put together and staff our tables at events, design our flyers, help with social media, recruit donors and sponsors, connect with parents, schools, and libraries to build attendance and momentum, and generally help make sure people get the best CoderDojo experience.
check out this cool video about mentoring