DigiLocal Volunteers – South Gloucestershire Libraries Code Clubs

Do you enjoy technology? Would you like to pass on skills to support young people with their projects? You don’t need to be an expert as we have training and resources available – just have an enthusiasm for computers and working with young people.

Volunteers sought to run code clubs in South Gloucestershire libraries at Staple Hill, Kingswood, Yate and Filton. Code Clubs tend to cater to younger kids (6-12 yrs old) or older ones (12-18 yrs) with different projects, but all with the same philosophy that fun, high quality, regular engagement with tech will help them prepare for their future.

DigiLocal® is an initiative of High Tech Bristol & Bath CIC. We are building a network of clubs across the Bristol and Bath area, each providing their community with regular opportunities for informal learning through technology. Each club has access to a repository of high quality project information sheets, and the equipment to undertake them. You will receive a training session before participating in a DigiLocal session and regular updates from across our network.

Project sheets usually come from CodeClub, and we register our clubs with the national CodeClub network to provide that support for you. We encourage volunteers to think up their own fun projects for the kids to undertake, but recognise that you also have demanding ‘day jobs’ so provide these pre-made guides.

All volunteers will be registered as STEM Ambassadors for DBS checks (Disclosure & Barring Service). The DBS check can take up to 2 months so please be patient, it's critical part of working with young people these days. You can participate in a club that is already part of our network before your DBS certificate is issued, but you will need to be accompanied by two cleared DigiLocal Champions. You will never be alone with a child or group of children.
Whichever club you are able to support, you are not expected to attend every session, however, you will be expected to make a regular contribution.

Please email for more details and to join DigiLocal as a Champion to help make a better digital future for kids!
email: [email protected]
phone: 07739705578

* DigiLocal is a registered Trademark of High Tech Bristol and Bath CIC