Opportunity Details

my example

The Red Hen Project

The Red Hen Project logo

The project is a charity working with primary school children and their families. Our aim is to remove barriers to education, and break the cycle of poverty and deprivation experienced by many in the North Cambridge community. We work 121 with children and their families at home and provide community outreach, enabling those in need to access help and support more informally.

ConderDojo Mentor

This opportunity takes place from 03 Sep 2019.

The CoderDojo movement believes that an understanding of programming languages is increasingly important in the modern world, that it’s both better and easier to learn these skills early, and that nobody should be denied the opportunity to do so. CoderDojo is global network of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people for anyone aged seven to seventeen where they can learn to code, build a website, create an app or a game, and explore technology in an informal, creative, and social environment. A mentor is an individual (with or without technical skills) who guides Dojo attendees and facilitates their learning and project work during the sessions. Mentors can have a preferred area of expertise they like to work in (eg. HTML, Python, graphic design, video, etc.), and this can influence the topics covered in the Dojo. It is also common for non-technical mentors to learn the basics of Scratch to be able to work with beginners.

Application process

Email sarah.crick@redhenproject.org

What skills do I need?

• Ability to provide support, guidance, and encouragement to the Ninjas so they can complete their projects and develop their skills. • Mentors do not require technical skills, but that doesn’t stop them from having a huge impact on the Ninjas at their Dojo. • Anyone who is passionate about technology and shares the CoderDojo spirit can be a mentor!

What will I gain?

• Communication skills: Interaction with young people and other Dojo member • Networking: opportunity to expand your network and form contacts with IT professionals • Develop programming skills: technical skills will be fostered, as each Dojo covers several programming languages from beginner to advanced levels • Professional development: Many companies recognise CoderDojo volunteering as a great addition to a job applicant’s professional development

Training and support

• The CoderDojo movement provides excellent resources for training and support • More details at https://help.coderdojo.com/hc/en-us/sections/360000232943-Training-and-support

Time commitment

Mentors attend Dojo’s weekly sessions that run for around 1–2 hours. We ask that you arrive half an hour before and stay after to help pack away.

Travel Expenses


DBS (criminal records) check

A DBS (criminal record) check is required for this role. This organisation will supply a DBS check for you.

Volunteer reference



Nun's Way Pavillion, Cambridge, CB4 2PF

Travel information

15 minute cycle ride from Cambridge Campus National Cycle Route 51

Wheelchair Access

The pavilion is accessible to wheelchairs and has a disabled toilet and hearing-loop system.
  • Your CampusCambridge
  • InterestsBefriending and Mentoring, Children and Youth, Education, Family, IT, Marketing and Media
  • FrequencyOn-Going
  • WhenTuesday afternoon, Tuesday evening

Employability skills

  • Application of IT 0
  • Business and Commercial Awareness 0
  • Communication and Literacy 0
  • Critical Thinking 0
  • Emotional Intelligence 0
  • Intercultural Awareness 0
  • Negotiation and Influencing 0
  • Numeracy 0
  • Problem-solving 0
  • Project Management 0
  • Resilience 0
  • Self-Management 0
  • Social Responsibility 0
  • Team Work 0