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.
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.
The lesson plan you will be teaching, created by UBC Computer Science and Engineering students, as well as with the help of UBC Computer Science professors.
We will also provide training to work with children on the Autism Spectrum during our orientation.
Each session is 6 classes long (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.