Help and support

Explore important resources to help you to set up, run, and attend Dojos.

For champions

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CoderDojo Starter Pack

This digital pack is the ultimate champion resource, designed to guide you from planning your Dojo, through to your first few Dojo sessions.

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Champions’ Handbook

Your complete guide to help you set up and run a Dojo in your local community.

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Volunteer recruitment resources

Information and resources to guide you through the steps of recruiting volunteers for your Dojo.

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For volunteers

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Training for volunteers

Learn about effective safeguarding practices and how to support young people to explore technology in an informal, creative, and social environment.

How to structure sessions

An example schedule of activities that can be adjusted to suit your Dojo’s requirements.

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Code of behaviour for volunteers

Useful guidance for volunteers to understand acceptable behaviour in a Dojo setting.

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For parents and guardians

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Does CoderDojo cost anything to attend?

All our Dojos are absolutely free to attend! Young people and their parents or guardians should never have to pay to attend a Dojo. This is ingrained in our ethos and our Charter.

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Parents handbook

How can I find out more about CoderDojo?

Our Parents' Handbook is essential reading for any parent or guardian who would like to know more about CoderDojo.

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Does CoderDojo offer adult coding classes?

While we do not run any coding classes for adults, we do have lots of learning resources that you can use for free.

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Safeguarding at CoderDojo

We want to make sure all young people at CoderDojo can develop their digital skills in a fun and safe environment. We’re committed to following best practice when it comes to safeguarding, and we do all we can to make sure that Dojo champions and volunteers know how to protect themselves and the children they work with.

Get support from the community on Slack

Slack brings the CoderDojo community and their passions together in one place. Discussions are organised into topic-specific channels. You can type and share documents, and hop on a voice or video call all from within the CoderDojo Global Slack. It’s available in the browser and as an app (desktop or mobile).

Didn’t find what you were looking for?

The help desk contains lots of useful information, from how to get started with CoderDojo, to how to run a Dojo session.

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Get in touch

To find your nearest CoderDojo club (Dojo), please use our search tool. Once you have found your local Dojo, you can contact the Dojo directly for information about registration and attendance. If you think your local Dojo is no longer running regular sessions, please send us a message below with the name and location of the Dojo.

Awesome! Starting your own Dojo is fun and rewarding. To find out more and start your journey, please visit our Start a Dojo page. If you have any questions or need any support, please send us a message below.

Awesome! It’s thanks to people like you that CoderDojo is able to reach and impact young people all around the world. To find out more and start your journey, please visit our Volunteer at a Dojo page. If you have any questions or need any support, please send us a message below.

Our work is made possible thanks to the support of generous partners who share our mission. If you are interested in discussing partnership opportunities, please send us a message below.

We work with a diverse network of organisations around the world, dedicated to growing our movement of free coding clubs for young people. Find out more and learn how you can become a Growth Partner. If you have any questions or need any support, please send us a message below.

Please send us a message below including the name, date, and time of the event, as well as any other details.

We take safeguarding concerns very seriously. Please send us a message below describing the safeguarding concern and any other details you feel are necessary. We will reply back as soon as possible.

Please send us a message below including the name of your organisation and details of the media opportunity that you would like to discuss.

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