Frequently Asked Questions
Got questions? Check out the answers in our FAQs.
Got questions? Check out the answers in our FAQs.
Code Club Aotearoa is community-led, we provide the basic projects and materials. All you need to do is connect with an existing club looking for volunteers, or to start your own club and find a school or library offering a venue. Search online on the Code Club Aotearoa website, or on Twitter or Facebook, and see what club communities are in your area. If you need some help, get in touch.
If you’re a school and you want to find a volunteer to come in and help run a Code Club, you’ll need to register as a venue looking for a volunteer. Volunteers in your area will then be able to find and contact you. Likewise, if you want to volunteer at a school, you can register and search for a venue.
Yes, you are free to view, download and print our materials here. Please note that if you intend to use our materials to run a Code Club, we do ask that you register.
We recommend kids aged 9-13 years old attend Code Club, although that age range is flexible. The best thing to do is get in touch with your local club leader!
In short - no. Not charging for Code Club is one of our core tenets, and we make all of our materials and resources available for free and our volunteers give their time for free. We do not allow clubs to charge for attendance as it goes again the ethos of the organisation.
Check out your local Google Groups forum to get in touch with volunteers in your area. It might be that there’s already an answer to your question there. It’s also a good way to get in touch and talk to other volunteers about their experiences.
Yes! We rely heavily on donations to continue growing and being able to teach as many children to code. You can donate to us online here.
Yes. We are an incorporated charitable trust, registered as a charity on the New Zealand Charities register [CC51617], with authority to carry out all valid charitable activities, including the following particular stated purposes:
The Trustees may grant financial assistance towards:
(a) offering free education in software design, computer programming and other digital technologies skills for all people in New Zealand but with a particular focus on educating young people in technology skills; and
(b) professional development to enhance school teachers’ abilities and skills to deliver the digital technologies curriculum within schools in New Zealand.
This means all of the funding we receive goes directly to our charitable purpose. You can learn more and view our financial accounts here.
If you want to volunteer to run a Code Club, you’ll need to find somewhere suitable to run one with adequate computer facilities with access to the internet.
If you have a suitable venue to run a club, but don’t feel qualified to teach yourself, then you’ll need to find a suitable volunteer! See below for more details on how to do both of these.
If you have a venue suitable for running a Code Club – a school, a library, a youth centre, for example - but you don't feel qualified to run a club yourself then you'll need to find a volunteer. Register your venue on the site here.
Once you're registered you can speed up the process by contacting a volunteer in your area. Check for registered volunteers in your area here. Chat to friends. Contact local newspapers and community websites. Use Twitter or Facebook, or anything else you can think of. You can always contact us for help.
You'll need to meet with your volunteer and talk about how to take it forward. Agree on a day of the week and a time.
If you want to volunteer to run a Code Club, you’ll need to to find somewhere suitable to run one with adequate computer facilities and access to the internet.
Primary and intermediate schools have been highly successful venues as students can learn with their friends and grow and develop together. Libraries and community centres, too, might be a good place to run one outside of school hours.
The important thing is to contact the venue directly, and organise to meet them face-to-face. Explain what Code Club is and take along any relevant materials. Then you can propose a regular day and time for your club! Then register your club on this website and download the materials from our projects page.
All of our materials are available from our projects page.
In the New Zealand any adult who wishes to work with children using Code Club Aotearoa material must have a background criminal record check conducted and sent to us.
You may also need to have insurance, depending on the site and whether there are any teachers supervising etc.
Code Club is and always will be free! It’s one of our core beliefs and we aim to keep it this way. Code Clubs should be totally volunteer-led, so please don’t charge for your clubs!
Look to local technology companies or other local businesses for help as well as grant giving organisations in your region. Code Club Aotearoa also has a pool of funding available, contact us here.
We are a small team currently based in Christchurch and Wellington, New Zealand. We are busy estabishing regional leaders in all the major centers. Our network of wonderful volunteers are based all over the country!
Absolutely! If you are a company interested in sponsoring us, please email us.
Of course! Please drop us an email to say hello.
You can read our Terms of Service here.