All Code Club volunteers must complete a full background check before running a club for safeguarding reasons.

The minimum age to complete a background check is 16, so you need to be 16-years-old or over to volunteer with Code Club.


However, there are many young people under 16 who support Code Clubs with an adult volunteer, so it's worth checking with the club leaders to find out whether this would be possible.


CoderDojos are another of our programmes at the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and run for 7 - 17 year olds in community spaces. As these are run by a team of volunteers, young people can mentor others in a volunteering role. You can find out more at coderdojo.com and search for Dojos near you on the Find a Dojo page.