Who is Who

A Tech Mentor is a technically skilled individual who guides Dojo attendees and facilitates their learning and project work during the sessions. Mentors usually have a preferred area and expertise within which they like to work (eg. HTML, Python etc.) and this can influence the topics covered in the Dojo.

A Volunteer is an individual who helps with administration and related services. Parents of regular attendees and non technical individuals who want to help out often work in Dojos. It is also not uncommon for volunteers to learn the basics of Scratch and be able to work with beginners as a mentor.

What is a CoderDojo Champion?

A CoderDojo Champion is an individual who volunteers to take charge of setting up, running and maintaining a Dojo.

Champions do not have to have the ability to computer program, but should possess the skills required to bring together technical Mentors and supporters and to arrange a Venue to run the Dojo.

You don’t have to know how to code, just have to have passion for the mission and the drive to make things happen! Ideal Champions are great at running events, gathering and organising people with the relevant skills.

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Guiding Principles and Philosophies

Mentors and Volunteers Information

Lead Adult Mentor 2 Adult Mentor 2 Student Mentor 1 Student Mentor 2 Parent Admin Support
Ensures their group runs smoothly. Either mentors themselves or arranges for a mentor to be present. Lines up the curriculum / classes, Mentor who runs the group and has good knowledge of the curriculum. Mentor who runs is capable of running the group if Lead or other mentors not available – supports where necessary Under 18 Mentor who is capable of running or supporting the group  – may not run without adult supervision Under 18 Mentor who is capable of running or supporting the group  – may not run without adult supervision Parent without tech skills who is willing to help out in group. Looks after attendance sheet.  Is responsible adult if student Mentor runs the group.