Volunteering - IT Teacher

Description of Role

This volunteering opportunity is open to anyone who will like to give their time to help children – ages 7 to 16 years – to enhance their computer skills. No previous experience of volunteering or teaching is required as there will be training opportunities available for those who need it.

The volunteer needs to have computer skills in any of these programs: Coding, Sequence, Variables, Program Constructs, Python, Algorithms, HTML, CSS, SQL, JavaScripts, Cyber-Security, Data Processing, etc. You must have enthusiasm for the internet and technology, be patient and happy to help children as well as good at explaining things in simple terms to the children.

The project through the means of a computer learning program, aims to enhance the life chances and self-esteem of children living in Salford. The free computer learning program runs currently on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 6-8 pm every week. This program is intertwined with guest speakers who come and talk with the children about future aspirations and goals. We keep each class small, a maximum of 12 children per class, to give scope to helping the children to understand the skills they are learning.

We found that most of these children do not have access to computers at home, alongside the lack of understanding of computers and programming by parents or guardians, which puts them at a disadvantage to their peers. The programs that we teach are also not taught as standard in the local schools.

Benefits & Rewards:

1) Volunteering Award Certificate & Recognition;
2) Gain experience to add to your CV and a reference if/when you need it;
3) The opportunity to work in a team and boost interpersonal skills/enhance IT skills
4) Travel expenses covered in line with our Volunteers Policy
5) Volunteers day out

All volunteers are encouraged to develop their skills and fulfil their potential and to take advantage of training, development and progression of opportunities.

If you have the passion of working with children, we will like to hear from you. Come and join our dedicated and enthusiastic volunteering team!

Transport info:
The following transit lines have routes that pass near “Langworthy Cornerstone Centre” – Tram to Eccles; Bus Nos: 10, 50, 52.

When needed: The position will start as soon as all requirements have been processed.

Time & Day: Tuesday to Friday evenings: 6 – 8pm

Duration: We will require a minimum commitment of 9 months

Skill required

  • IT Skills
  • Leadership
  • Oral Communication Skills,
  • Team Working