Technology Volunteers are a group of students and staff at the University of Warwick. We want to encourage children to become creators, rather than consumers of technology. Technology Volunteers offer support to local schools by assisting with technology-based projects and activities during lessons, or at after school clubs.
Technology Volunteers currently focus on two different workshops, Arduino and Scratch. Upon signing up to the project you will learn about Arduino and Scratch and help deliver workshops in local schools.
We are also involved in organising competitions which allow children to gain recognition for their progress in exciting, educational, and technology-related projects; each year we alternate between running our own Technology Volunteers competitions and supporting the BCS Coventry competitions. In our spare time, we look to create some great resources to help with workshops.
Location and Travel
Technology Volunteers run a number of technology-based workshops with schools and community organisations in Coventry and Warwickshire. Alongside this, we also collaborate with organisations to deliver additional workshops, talks and activities.
We will reimburse travel costs for this project. Visit our travel page to plan your journey to your volunteering activity.
How to get involved
Sign-up for this project is closed for 2016-17.
If you wish to get involved next academic year, please come to the Volunteering Fair in Term 1 Week 1.
Attend Technology Volunteers info session and training sessions, complete Safeguarding Children training and a DBS check.
One workshop per week, each workshop lasts between 1.5 – 3 hours.
We welcome people from all degree disciplines, and no existing technology skills are required. We provide internal training and access to external courses.
An Enhanced criminal background check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
In addition, if you have lived outside of the UK for more than 6 months in the past 5 years you need to obtain a criminal record check from the country you lived in. This is commonly referred to as a ‘Certificate of Good Conduct’.
For more information visit our DBS page.