Yale Club of Singapore: Volunteering Opportunity – Code in the Community

Code in The Community is a community initiative in which Google is sponsoring free coding classes for 3,000 underprivileged children in Singapore, in conjunction with the four ethnic self help groups (CDAC, MENDAKI, SINDA and the Eurasian Association).

The program consists of 10-week terms in which kids learn either Scratch (8-11yo) or Python (12-15) in a fun and engaging way, allowing them to build digital literacy, confidence and resourcefulness.

At the end of the term, kids will have created a project that they can present to their parents and classmates, and also be empowered with resources to continue their learning journey at home.

The next run of Code in the Community starts in July, with classes at the following venues:
– Jurong West Public Library
– Sengkang Public Library
– Yishun Public Library
– Vibrance@Yishun
– Marine Parade Public Library
– Tiong Bahru Community Centre

A typical class consists of 20-25 students, with one instructor and four assistants. We are looking for volunteer instructor and assistants that can not just instruct but also inspire!
CITC Volunteer Requirements

I. Key Dates
2018 Term 2 Run Start: 21 July 2018
2018 Term 2 Run End: 30 Sept 2018
Total: 11 weeks (5 weeks of class + 1 week break + 5 weeks of class)

Graduation Ceremony: 1 Sept 2018
Note: Combined graduation ceremony with Term 1 graduates. All Term 2 students who have attended 4 or more classes by then are eligible to participate.

Pre-Run Training: All volunteer instructors and assistants are required to attend a pre-run briefing and training, schedule TBC (we are happy to hold this at Google on one or more workday evenings).

II. Requirements

Instructors are requested to commit to all 10 weeks of class (although a substitute instructor can be arranged in case of emergencies). Some prior teaching experience is required. Volunteers without teaching experience, but who have served as an assistant in a prior CITC run, can also apply to be instructors.

Assistants are requested to commit for 6 or more weeks. No prior teaching experience is required.

Instructors and assistants will also need to demonstrate proficiency in the class subject matter (Scratch for 8-11yo, Python for 12-15yo) by submitting a short project as part of the application process.

Each class lasts 2 hours. Volunteers will need to be at the class venue 30 mins before class start to assist with setup, and may be required to stay for up to 30 mins after class end for take-down.

Instructors may also be required to assist with light administration (e.g. updating of online attendance sheet, marking of student assignments) outside of the classroom; however, this is not expected to take more than 30 mins of time per week.

As a token of our gratitude, instructors receive a stipend of $20 per hour of classroom teaching time. Assistants are not eligible for a stipend; however, assistants who are full-time students may wish to note that hours spent volunteering with CITC are eligible for CIP hours.

Volunteers are welcome to volunteer for more than one class.

III. To apply
Please apply online at: http://tiny.cc/citc2018-apply
A Saturday Kids team member will contact you shortly thereafter.

IV. For more information
Please visit www.codeinthecommunity.com, or email us at citc@saturdaykids.com