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Coding Club Volunteer Role

Please note that as library events and activities are currently suspended due to the ongoing pandemic, our volunteer roles are on hold and we will not be recruiting new volunteers at present. Any applications received will be processed in due course.

Coding Club Volunteer Role Description

Department

Libraries, Heritage and Archives

Supervised by

Library Manager

Purpose

To run a library Coding Club

Location/Time

All Bexley Libraries. A minimum commitment of one hour per week for 12 weeks, during weekend opening hours and after 4pm on weekdays.

Tasks

With guidance from library staff to:

  • Guide a small group of 9-13 year olds with learning to code.
  • Familiarise yourself with the set curriculum for the Bexley Coding Clubs, which has been prepared from free browser-based resources.
  • Prepare materials for each session as required
  • Engage with group members and encourage them in their learning
  • Help staff to promote the activities of the group
  • Provide feedback to library staff as required

Skills and experience

  • Some experience of coding is desirable
  • Good communication skills
  • Polite, friendly and helpful manner
  • Good organisational skills
  • Commitment to equal opportunities and diversity
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Well-presented and able to positively represent the Library Service
  • This is a role that required a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective delivery of the event

Offer to volunteer

  • Experience volunteering in a library setting and as part of a team
  • Gain confidence in dealing with members of the public
  • Improve your customer care skills
  • Experience to show on your CV
  • Reference provided

Training

Volunteers will receive an induction to the library and appropriate training will be given. Volunteers in this role will need to able to carry out tasks independently but with guidance from staff.


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