The community of 1945 free, open and local programming clubs for young people

58,000 young people are being creative with technology with the help of 12,000 volunteers in 106 countries. Join us!

Dojos are relaxed and fun programming clubs!

“When I started to attend the CoderDojo courses, I only knew how to copy/paste. Now, I can build websites and I even experiment with game development.”

Daniel, 14, Moldova

“It’s a place to go to learn really cool coding activities and make friends. I’ve got a chance to try things from scratch to drones and even how to live code music with sonic pi!”

Aoibheann, 11, Ireland

Volunteer at a Dojo

Join us and meet 12,000 like-minded volunteers

Whether or not you can code, you can help a local club in just a few hours a month! 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.

When I see them doing things on their own, getting their ideas out there, and seeing creativity spur out of the moment, really gives me so much joy

Ekaterina, Dojo volunteer in Bulgaria
See how easy it is to try out

Want to start a Dojo?

It's just 3 steps!

CoderDojo champions are passionate, driven (and often not techie!) volunteers who take charge of setting up and maintaining a Dojo.

1Register with us as a champion so we can support you as you build and grow your Dojo.
2Find a public venue to hold your Dojo events. Libraries, offices and community centres are often used.
3Schedule your first event using our simple online events system, and use some of over 200 ready-made coding projects to run a great first Dojo session.
Start a Dojo

Our community is one vast family!

We're a global family that gets together in lots of places to talk, both online and face to face. We hold big events for young people and volunteers all around the world. So find what you want to get involved in!

Our team & history

We’re a 5-year-old foundation with amazing growth and an eventful story.