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2818 - Coding Workshop Facilitator (18+) > Please APPLY NOW for MAY/JUNE, 2022 START!
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TRAINING and WORKSHOPS will be 'virtual', from the volunteer's home
Mississauga, Brampton, Virtual


Indus Community Services (Indus) is an accredited, not-for-profit community benefit organization that has served local communities for over 35 years. Indus Community Services, through its professional staff and a team of dedicated volunteers, is a leader in the provision of culturally-appropriate services to newcomers, families, women, and seniors. Among our educational programs are initiatives for newcomers, and we recognize that learning about computers and their software is a definite asset, plus an investment. We're currently seeking capable, committed volunteers to teach newcomers of all ages different common programming languages. 


The Coding Workshop Facilitator will collaborate with Indus staff in the planning and delivery of several online, virtual (via Zoom) workshops for newcomers. The focus will be on teaching participants different coding languages (eg. Python, Java, Java Script, C#, PHP). This is a 'role' that volunteer facilitators can enjoy developing and delivering the program that they have created.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Prepare course material for up to 6 to 8 weeks, one workshop session per week (volunteer engagement is for 4 to 6 months)
  • Create visual 'teaching aids', course syllabus, topic schedule, quizzes, homework, and assignments, plus means of evaluation of students' progress
  • Collaborate with Indus is setting up a 'visual' communications system to deliver the course (unless and until 'in person' teaching becomes possible)
  • Monitor individual student progress/performance, and further assist, if necessary
  • Write individual student evaluations, plus provide an overall review of the program at the conclusion of the workshop!

TRAINING/PLANNING for Workshops will be conducted in MAY, with delivery dates in June and July, 2022, as a start, with specific scheduling to be arranged.

QUALIFIED CANDIDATES SHOULD APPLY as soon as possible, by no later than May 20, 2022. Volunteers with 'profiles' in Volunteer MBC's Referral System can click the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above) to send their name/contact info/resume (please upload your resume to your 'profile') to Indus, plus gain IMMEDIATE ACCESS to our APPLICATION PROCESS. After you have applied, as a precaution, please monitor your 'Junk/Spam' email folders and leave space on your voicemail for communications from Indus.


Enjoy the experience of teaching newcomers about a highly relevant and important topic ... HAVE FUN! + Bring your knowledge and skills to Indus, with the opportunity to enhance and refine program development/teaching  + Learn as you teach, while building your capacity and 'network' in your local community + Associate with a highly regarded community service organization and its professional staff and a team of committed volunteers + Upon successful completion of your volunteering engagement, you will be eligible for references, certificates, and invitations to our volunteer events + Secondary school students will be able to earn hours towards their 'community service' graduation requirement Personal satisfaction that your volunteering contribution will impact 'vulnerable' seniors directly, and you will make a difference!


  • Minimum Age - 18
  • You possess the skills and confidence to teach newcomers of all ages computer coding
  • Your significant knowledge of common coding languages (eg. Python, Java, JavaScript, C#, PHP) sees you comfortable in a teaching 'role'
  • You are organized, project-oriented, such that you can develop program content/workshop format
  • You're comfortable providing instruction in a 'virtual' setting (eg. via Zoom)
  • Ability to commit for weekly workshops, prep time/meetings, over 6 to 8 weeks, minimum
  • Committed to providing a friendly, engaging educational experience that will be fun for everyone involved
  • Fluency in a second language (ex. Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu) would be an asset
  • Police Check 

SCREENING of volunteer applications will be remote/virtual (telephone/email/online interview(s) - Zoom). Please ensure that your resume has been uploaded into your Volunteer MBC 'profile' or is otherwise immediately available.

Min Age: 18   
Police Check: Required   
Driver's Licence: Not required   
Proof of Vaccination: Not required

Time Commitment
This is a Medium Term (4 - 6 months) commitment starting 2022-05-01
Shifts are available Anytime

FLEXIBLE work schedule, having regard to workshop sessions occurring once a week, plus preparation time. WORKSHOP PLANNING will start in May, in anticipation of scheduling workshops for June & July 2022.


Successful candidates must undergo screening, plus complete all required volunteer orientation and training sessions. TRAINING will be provided to successful candidates virtually.

More Details
Areas of Interest: Education & Learning, Customer Service, Information Technology, Career Mentorship, Youth Programs, Event Planning, Life Skills & Accessibility, Settlement & Integration, Program Coordination, Volunteer Coordination, Youth Mentorship, Newcomer Support
Accessibility: Unknown, Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individuals, Older Adults
Apply before: 2022-05-20

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