A mentor is a technically skilled individual who guides Dojo attendees and facilitates their learning and project work during the sessions. Mentors usually have a preferred area and expertise within which they like to work (eg. HTML, Python etc.) and this can influence the topics covered in the Dojo.
Mentors facilitate young people’s learning at a Dojo. Rather than lecturing and having a top down teaching attitude mentors are there to encourage the young people to explore technology and develop their own unique projects!
Dojos are always looking for technically skilled mentors to help out, for a couple of hours a week, helping to share their knowledge with local young people. Whether you are a pro at Python, can write HTML blindfolded or love tinkering with hardware like Raspberry Pis and robotics, your knowledge and experience would be welcome at any Dojo!
Volunteering at a Dojo is an incredibly rewarding experience, and many mentors are surprised at how much they learn and gain from the experience! It gives you an opportunity to directly help and impact kids to learn how to code and create with technology.