Volunteer With Us


The CODE Initiative team

Why Volunteer with C.O.D.E.?

You will be a part of a great initiative that showcases the vast abilities of youth with ASD and helps make the tech world a more inclusive, diverse community.
You will also be a part of the great team at C.O.D.E. and make new connections with our mentors and supporters, UBC Computer Science and SAP.

Structure

We will be providing lessons that teach the basics of computer programming to children with ASD. Our workshops have one-to-one teacher-to-student ratios. This means that every child will have his/her own mentor (volunteers like you) who will guide him/her throughout the course of the workshop.
Our lesson plans teach children how to create games on the Scratch program. We will be emphasizing how coding is structured to create commands on a computer.
We encourage students from all backgrounds and disciplines, not just computer science, to apply to be a volunteer.

What's Provided

The lesson plan you will be teaching, created by The C.O.D.E. Initiative with the help of UBC Computer Science professors.
We will also provide training to work with children on the Autism Spectrum during our orientation. You do not need previous coding knowledge to volunteer!

Time Commitment

Each session is usually 6 classes long over 2 weeks. It will be on Thursday, Friday, Saturdays. We ask the volunteers to be available for the full duration of either/ or both session.

To volunteer, email us at outreach@thecodeinitiative.ca.
We are excited for you to join our team!