Time Commitment: Every Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm. We are looking for support on Tuesdays when youth will be working on technological aspects like computer programming, game and app development, team projects, video and photography, or any related topics: every program day or one day a week. We are flexible and able to work with a volunteer’s availability.
Volunteers will be helping to involve youth in game development, assist youth in developing basic computer programming skills; help youth with coding concepts (syntax, debugging, If/Else, loops etc.), project management, information technology, tech careers, creating and launching original apps or other related fields; and motivate youth to learn and succeed while building self-esteem.
1. Support youth in developing their tech projects
2. Supporting youth in developing coding skills
3. Supporting youth in app development
4. Supporting youth in learning basic computer programming
- Experience working with and teaching groups of youth
- A positive attitude; Patience and understanding for youth
- An understanding of social and racial equity
- Computer/Technology Skills
- Some basic or advanced coding knowledge is encouraged (no specific language is required)
- Familiarity with computer science, game development and/or computer programming concepts
- The opportunity to volunteer with a highly respected non-profit organization with a proud history of more than 125 years.
- The opportunity to gain skills and explore your personal interests; develop new friendships; learn, grow and have fun!
- Gain personal fulfillment through contribution to individual and community work
- Satisfaction of helping youth progress, mature, and gain valuable skills and knowledge
- Personal ongoing support and training where needed
It is required all volunteers complete the YMCA’s Volunteer Application Packet (consisting of a minimum of 2 reference checks and a background check with an explanation of any prior criminal charges or history) and attend a 2-hour Introduction and Orientation to the YMCA of Greater Seattle (which will be provided prior to the start of one’s volunteer term) at the Young Adult Services Center. During this session, volunteers will complete the Y’s mandatory online Armatus Training (this training includes 4 modules regarding abuse prevention).
- Basic Computer Skills
- Teaching / Instruction
- Microsoft Office Suite
- PC Platform
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Every Tuesday 4:00-6:00pm
- Volunteers can volunteer as many or as little they choose to do so.