Coding Buddies & Code Club


Help elementary students discover that there is more to computers than just playing games. Teen volunteers work one-on-one with younger students to help them work through lessons on coding and other essential computer skills. Students learn basic coding skills, along with important topics like Internet safety and evaluating information.

Coding Buddies is for participants in Grades one to three

Code Club is for participants in Grades four to six

Hour Of Code: "Princess Power" and "Go Wild" This is a one day program. Help kids learn basic coding skills through fun animal or princess themed tutorials.

Program Goals

Provide a safe and friendly environment for children to explore computer technology
Provide an opportunity for youth volunteers to develop mentoring skills


Fall / Winter / Spring / Summer
One-hour program
Six-week sessions
Dates and times vary depending on location

Volunteer Qualifications

Junior and senior high school students (Grade 7 to Grade 12)
Reliable, a positive attitude, good literacy and computer technology skills and enjoy working with younger children
Coding knowledge is a bonus but not a requirement

Volunteer Responsibilities

Attend volunteer training and orientation session
Be a positive role model for participants
Follow the guidelines set out by the program coordinators
Ensure that the participants have an enjoyable learning experience


A one-hour training and orientation session


Gain leadership and coaching skills
Meet new people
Have fun and contribute to your community

Help Needed

Code Club (July - August 2018 Session)
Fish Creek Library

Coding Buddies (July -August 2018 Session)
Forest Lawn Library
Judith Umbach Library
Quarry Park Library

Hour Of Code (July - August 2018 Session)
Bowness Library
Central Library
Fish Creek Library
Giuffre Library
Quarry Park Library
Judith Umbach Library

Apply Now


Jasmine Retzer
Phone: 403.260.2756