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Joining

How can I join?

You can join as a volunteer by filling out a volunteer form on our website.
You must be over 18 to volunteer at CodeYourFuture

Who can be a volunteer?

The only case in which you cannot be a volunteer is if you are or plan to be a trainee at CodeYourFuture. All students are encouraged to volunteer after attending the Full Stack course to support our community.

When can I join?

You can join anytime as there is always something you can help out with all year round.

What can I do?

This is a non-exhaustive list of things you can help out with:
    Helping to answer students' questions during classes
    Helping to teach a part or all of a class
    Reviewing trainee homework on GitHub
    Helping out students outside of classes, either in person or in Slack
    Helping students during their graduation coding project
    Posting on social media or creating content
    Organising social events
    Helping specific teams, which involves working towards the goals outlined in the volunteer teams page through regular communication and meetings with other mentors
Volunteers are not expected to attend every class and to do all of the above, but you are more than welcome to if you would like!

What if I want to get involved in teaching, but don't know JavaScript/React/Node?

In the first few months, the focus is on logical thinking and teaching programming concepts common across many languages such as variables, loops, and functions so you can definitely provide help to students despite not knowing JavaScript.
Later in the course, the students learn frameworks such as React, Node and Express. If you are not familiar with these frameworks, you might be able to pick them up quickly as they are taught in class. You can still help students as mistakes are made at the syntax and logical level where knowledge of the framework is not required.

After you join

Once you register with us, you will be invited to join an info session.
During the session, you will learn about CodeYourFuture's mission, program and volunteering opportunities.
A short training session follows - and then you start your volunteering journey as a CYF volunteer.
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