There are a growing number of independent Dojos around Sri Lanka who are looking for volunteer Mentors and helpers. You don’t need to know how to code to be a great Mentor. Dojos benefit from a mix of Mentors – including digital creatives, game developers, storytellers, students, coders, IT professionals of all kinds as well as people who are generally great at supporting young people.
During a Dojo session, Mentors aren’t supposed to “teach” young people how to code. Dojo sessions aren’t about running classes or workshops. Instead, Mentors spend time helping Ninjas who are working on creative digital projects of their own choice. Mentors help Ninjas find information on the internet, give encouragement, and prompt Ninjas to challenge themselves to make their projects even better. Mentors with coding experience are encouraged to help Ninjas find answers for themselves, and steer them in the right direction.
Interested in helping out? Please provide some details about yourself below. Upon completing this form, you will be sent an email that lists all the steps you will need to take in order to volunteer at a Dojo in Sri Lanka. You will also be invited to join the local and international CoderDojo community.