What does volunteering with Kids Code Jeunesse mean?
Kids Code Jeunesse (KCJ) provides schools and community organizations with trained volunteers to teach kids along with their educators computer programming in the classroom. We also provide a curriculum for volunteers across Canada to get started teaching computer science in their local communities.
Most of our sessions in schools take the format of 8 one-hour weekly or bi weekly sessions.
KCJ is looking for volunteers to help with the following roles:
- Volunteer Teachers
- Lead sessions teaching kids and educators to code!
- Volunteer Teacher Assistants
- Assist fellow volunteers and/or classroom educators in teaching kids to code!
- Organizational Volunteers
- Help with event logistics, fundraising, and more.
What do we ask of our volunteers?
KCJ asks that local volunteers (Montreal and surrounding areas) attend an orientation session to make sure that they are equipped with all necessary information for a rewarding volunteering experience. Furthermore, these sessions are a good opportunity to meet fellow members of KCJ’s volunteer community.
We are currently developing terms and conditions for volunteers along with a helpful volunteer handbook filled with resources, best practices and essential information for working with kids. Volunteers will be required to read these documents before teaching in classrooms and volunteering with KCJ.
We at KCJ are thankful for our dedicated volunteers and have put together a credit system for volunteer rewards. As well, we hold volunteering appreciation events and plan exciting opportunities for volunteers.