UL AQUATIC CLUB DISABILITY PROGRAM 2019
UL Aquatic Centre
Ozanam House Resource Centre - Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
Requirements:Fluent English. Garda Vetting. Over 18. To be enthusiastic and friendly
Overview of the CoderDojo Role
Every Saturday, we will organise two CoderDojo sessions between 1pm and 4pm.
The aim of CoderDojo is to get children and young people familiar with coding and programming. While the Mentor/Volunteers will require some technical knowledge, they are not required to be experts in code. We try to nurture and build on the unique skills our volunteers possess and bring to the centre and we do this through supporting them to facilitate sessions with these young people in our centre.
Together our volunteer team will be guided by our youth coordinator and the Coder Dojo Association in developing the classes and the group (Dojo). With two groups of 8-10 and 11-14 years, the young people will then work together to foster an appreciation and understanding of computer programming and code and to instil a sense of fun into this activity for the young people. The aim is to enhance the learning of the young person but also to have as much fun as possible while doping it.
Throughout all of our youth programmes our volunteer leaders support the young people in the activities, engaging with the young people, acting as mentors and role models throughout.
Perhaps the most important function of the groups is the educational and community support that is offered by our volunteer leaders. This support aids and assists the personal development of the children and young people in the centre.
Our Volunteers not only support the children and young people but also each other. This support means volunteers are able to share their learning in the role and to benefit from each other’s experience, sharing knowledge and skills.
We are now recruiting new volunteers to join this new initiative and to become part of our Coder Dojo Team. They will facilitate group sessions and will be supported by the youth co-ordinator to deliver a quality and professional programme to the children and young people ensuring a standard level of safety and fun environment within each group.
Is training provided?: Yes
Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.
Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:
Other general responsibilities in the context of the role as agreed with the Champion
Skills required for this role:
Skills, Experience & Qualities
Details of time commitment needed for role:
Saturday afternoons Please note the location of this volunteering is in Dublin.
Minimum time commitment per week:
4 hour p/week
Additional screening required for this role:
Application form, CV, references, interview
If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:
Name: Tony Rock
Address: Ozanam House Resource Centre - Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, 53 Mountjoy Square, West
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