17th October 2022
Two new training modules for volunteers
Over the last number of months, we’ve been consulting with groups of volunteers on how to make improvements to our training offering for Dojo champions and for new volunteers interested in mentoring with a club.
As part of these consultation sessions, and as a result of the feedback provided through a number of surveys, we are delighted to share two new training modules.
How to recruit volunteers
Aimed at champions looking to recruit new volunteers for their Dojo, this training module goes through, step-by-step, what they can do and expect when sourcing volunteers for their Dojo. Once completed, you should know:
- What tasks volunteers can help with
- How to create a volunteer role description
- Where and how to recruit potential volunteers
- What resources are available to help recruit volunteers
See the “How to recruit volunteers” training module
How to mentor at a Dojo
This training module is for those interested in learning more about volunteering with CoderDojo and gaining insights on mentoring approaches. Once completed, you should know:
- The roles volunteers have in a Dojo
- Different mentoring styles used at a Dojo
- The most popular coding languages used in Dojos
- What resources are available to support mentors
See the “How to mentor at a Dojo” training module
A special thank you to all those who participated in our volunteer consultation sessions to develop these resources: Brian Browne, Colin Woods, Jenny Fisher, Michael Snewin, Myron Snelson, Ashley Nicholls, Daya Reddy, James Smith, Leonardo Luduena, Aimy Lee, Mooketsi Bennedict Tekere, Nadia Al-Aboody, An Van Laer, Andrew Briggs, Jacqui Thompson, Pj Ryan, Radu Tebeica and Ruth Willenborg.
What else is new?
We’ve been very busy across the team developing not just these training resources, but a host of new resources and website updates.
You may have noticed our new-look website. The new site design aims to better help you find the most relevant and useful content, whatever your role in the community. It is also easier for our team to adapt, so you’ll be able to stay up to date with the latest news, resources, and initiatives from CoderDojo.
New projects site features
There is a new search feature on the projects’ site. This is something we know the community has been looking for and we’re delighted to release it. You can now search for any keywords in the title of a project.