You don't need a technical background or a degree in computer science—you're already qualified as you are! There are a few ways you can get involved in Hour of Code as a volunteer:
Before Hour of Code
No matter how you decide to volunteer, work with your event organizer to register your Hour of Code event. You'll receive early access to information about new activities and special promotions!
You can also view the Hour of Code map to see your event, and know that your dedication is part of a worldwide movement.Register your event
If you're volunteering with a classroom, discuss these logistics with the teacher ahead of time to better understand their needs:
Help raise awareness of the computer science movement by sharing your volunteer plans with your friends and colleagues on your social media accounts (e.g. LinkedIn).Share on social media
As the students are working, feel free to answer questions—but try not to give them the solution outright. Ask them questions so they can answer themselves what went wrong. Encourage students to help each other if they get stuck.
Day of Hour of Code
If you don't have the answer, that's okay! Let the student know that you're in this together and work alongside them to figure it out.
After your event, print certificates of completion and congratulate your students. Share photos and videos of your Hour of Code event and show off your students' achievements using #HourOfCode and @codeorg.Print certificates
Try searching for local schools and call the principal/teacher/front office and ask how you can help.
An in-person classroom visit usually lasts 60-90 minutes while a virtual classroom visit usually lasts 20-30 minutes.
Code.org and our partners design all the Hour of Code activities to engage students of all grade levels (K-12) from all backgrounds. Everyone—even adults—can have fun learning!