Ready to become a Code Ignite volunteer? Start here!
Step 1: Complete the Vanderbilt "Protection of Minors 101" module
All Vanderbilt students who work with minors are required to complete this online module to ensure the safety of our program participants and volunteers. Most students complete this module before getting to Vanderbilt, but please check to make sure you have done so before signing up to volunteer. Returning student volunteers need to complete the "Protection of Minors Annual Renewal" at the start of each new academic year. Visit the Learning Exchange and click on "My Courses" to complete the module.
The "Protection of Minors 101" module usually takes 10-20 minutes to complete. The annual renewal takes about 5 minutes. For more information about the Vanderbilt Protection of Minors policy, click here. You may NOT join our AnchorLink roster or volunteer with any of our programs until you complete this module. Members who have not completed the module will be removed from our AnchorLink roster, and may be reinstated upon completion of the module.
Step 3: Choose a volunteer opportunity
Option 2: Keep an eye out for drop-in volunteer opportunities
If you can't commit to joining a teaching team, we'll keep you posted on upcoming drop-in opportunities. You were added to our mailing list when you joined our AnchorLink roster, so keep an eye out for more information in our newsletter. Note that volunteers who join teaching teams are also eligible to participate in these opportunities!
Drop-in volunteer opportunities include Hour of Code sessions, on-campus coding workshops, helping with outreach campaigns, and more. We estimate that there will be around 3-5 drop-in opportunities per semester, though we are working hard to add more to our schedule!
Option 1: Join a teaching team
Due to the nature of our programs, volunteer applications for spring 2018 close on Jan 22, 2018. You may submit an application after the deadline, but we cannot guarantee a team placement.