Volunteer Registration: Fall 2018

    • Register to volunteer for the upcoming session!
    • New volunteers are always welcome!    Join us to see what our club is all about.
    • If you have previously volunteered but aren’t sure if you can make it each week, just show-up!  We want to schedule people who are committed to specific dates (as a volunteer run organization, we rely on volunteers to join us for the dates that they have been confirmed).
    • Sometimes it takes a few days after your registration for us to get back to you.  Thanks for your patience!

Volunteer Schedule

Lead Mentors

Position Summary: Lead mentors help arrange the session, teach “sushi” sized lessons.  Sessions focus on a club type atmosphere, guiding and encouraging youth, directing volunteers as needed, share their knowledge and support youth learning.

Commitment: Mentors must complete the online registration form, attend a short training and be able to commit at least two evenings per month for at least three months.

Required Skills: Competency with coding and programming, comfort with kids. Tech savvy, fast learners are welcome. The particular platforms and hardware that the club will likely use includes: scratch, CSS, html, python, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Ruby and other open source accessible tools. Mentors must be willing to learn scratch.

Details: Kids Code Madison is based on the International Coder Dojo model. The main focus of the Coder dojo model is to guide the young people through the basics and support them in creating their own coder projects. Young people learn technical skills, work on projects, help each other and show off what they have been working on. Mentors help teach, mentors guide and support youth to work through problems, mentors inspire and spark curiosity.  A mentor is not supposed to solve the problem as much as they are there to guide mentees to possible solutions.

Interested in being a Lead Mentor?  We’d absolutely love to have you join us!
1.  Attend at least 2 KCM’s as a mentor.
2.  Contact kidscodemadison@gmail.com with your interest, and schedule a date to shadow an experienced mentor.  During the shadow, the two of you can share the reigns.
3.  Look at the schedule and pick one day (or more)  a month that you can volunteer.  Email us with the dates and we will put you on the calendar.
 
Things to know:
1.  If their is a sushi already set on the calendar, learn how to do that sushi.
2.  If there isn’t a sushi, you have the freedom to either make up your own
3.  Have an idea that you want to expand over several sessions?  We’d love to make that happen!  Contact us.
4.  If there isn’t a sushi, and we don’t hear from you, we will assume that it will be run as a “lab”.

Floater / Mentor

Position Summary: Technically skilled mentors guide youth and assist with teaching content, for a couple of hours a week, sharing their knowledge and supporting youth learning.

Commitment: Mentors must complete the online registration form, attend a short training and be able to commit at least two evenings per month for at least three months.

Required Skills: Competency with coding and programming, comfort with kids. Tech savvy, fast learners are welcome. The particular platforms and hardware that the club will likely use includes: scratch, CSS, html, python, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Ruby and other open source accessible tools. Mentors must be willing to learn scratch.

Details: Kids Code Madison is based on the International Coder Dojo model. The main focus of the Coder dojo model is to guide the young people through the basics and support them in creating their own coder projects. Young people learn technical skills, work on projects, help each other and show off what they have been working on. Mentors help teach, mentors guide and support youth to work through problems, mentors inspire and spark curiosity.  A mentor is not supposed to solve the problem as much as they are there to guide mentees to possible solutions.

Greeters / Other

Volunteers without technical skills are needed, too!  Volunteers help with a wide array of tasks, including set-up and take-down, helping kids login and get their computers up and running, and general club management.  Greeters are asked to be on site earliest to get the computers and set up the space, and then to greet kids as they arrive.

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