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Mentor at UCD coderdojo


Mentor at UCD coderdojo

Coderdojo UCD


At a Glance

  • Start Date:16/01/2019
  • End Date:26/06/2019
  • Closing date:29/05/2019
  • Post Updated:04/02/2019
  • Min Hours:
  • Role Type:Teaching/Tutoring

Requirements:Knowledge of software or hardware or a general interest in technology.


CoderDojo is a global, volunteer-led movement of free coding clubs for young people aged 7 to 17. At a Dojo, young people can explore technology and learn how to code in a fun and informal environment. Young people at a Dojo usually begin by making simple games with Scratch, before progressing to Python, HTML & CSS and Javascript. There is also plenty of room for creativity at a Dojo and young people get the opportunity to create new and exciting projects. You can read more at

How to get involved:

We aim to bring coding education to more young people locally. We would greatly appreciate if you could share your knowledge with our young attendees by volunteering with us! Our Dojo runs Wednesday nights on the UCD Belfield campus, but any time you can contribute is appreciated.

We are currently restructuring so open to new ideas on how to run. We currently have two groups scratch and web development. You need no coding experience to be trained up in scratch. We would like to start a hardware group and have access to raspberry pis and microbits.

This video shows what mentoring at a Dojo is like:

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

Whether or not you can code, you can help CoderDojo by volunteering just a few hours a week. Dojos need general volunteers, and mentors for sessions. Even mentors don’t have to have technical skills, because they help the young people mainly by encouraging them to discover their own way forward.

Skills required for this role:

Training will be provided and you need no coding experience to be trained up in scratch. 

Knowledge of software or hardware or a general interest in technology is welcomed.

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Wednesday 6-8pm

Minimum time commitment per week:
2 hour p/week


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Hannah Bryson

Address: Coderdojo UCD, O' Brien Centre for Science, 4, University College Dublin, Stillorgan Rd, Belfield, Dublin 4, Dublin, Ireland


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