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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 trainees are encouraged to volunteer when they graduate 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 trainees' questions during classes
  • Helping to teach a part or all of a class
  • Reviewing trainee coursework on GitHub
  • Helping out trainees outside of classes, either in person or in Slack
  • Helping trainees 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 technical teaching, but don't know JavaScript/React/Node?

In the Intro To Digital Course, Fundamentals Course and first few months of the Software Development Course, 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 trainees despite not knowing JavaScript.
Later in the course, the trainees 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 trainees 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 before being onboarded to start your volunteering journey as a CYF volunteer.