From day one, our work has been by the community, for the community. Our social and collaborative approach and our unique 4-1 ratio of learners to volunteer mentors in every workshop has helped our programs like Ladies, Girls, Kids, Teens and Teachers be known as a safe, welcoming environment where beginners of all backgrounds can come together to learn essential 21st century technical skills.
None of this would have been possible without the support of 3,500+ volunteers from across Canada. The incredible women and men who generously give their time and knowledge are the cornerstone of our programs.
Do you have passion for technology and learning and want to share that with others? Do you believe in accessibility to technology skills for women and youth? Do you want to give back to your community and help empower women and youth to become passionate builders of technology? You’re in the right place!
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Through our wide range of adult workshops and youth programs there’s an opportunity for everyone to get involved in their local community.
Mentors are what make our workshops so special.
All of programs aim to have a 4:1 ratio (or better!) which means that for every four learners there’s one volunteer mentor to help them. If you’re technical with experience with programming or design mentoring is a really rewarding way to give back. When mentoring, you’ll be assigned to a group of four learners over the day that you’ll have the chance to get to know and help as they learn, explore and get inspired by technology. The best part? The ‘aha’ moments learners have throughout the day.
Join our mailing list to hear about upcoming mentor opportunities here.
Are you passionate about your skills, and interested in teaching?
We are seeking enthusiastic and self motivated individuals to help us deliver exceptional content to our community of beginner-level learners. Our workshops cover a range of topics related to development, design, and making for learners of all ages. As a lead instructor you help us continue to deliver accessible digital literacy through quality workshops. You will gain experience teaching learners of diverse backgrounds and ages, and you will be inspired and inspire. Most importantly, as a volunteer Lead Instructor you’ll get that warm and fuzzy feeling of sharing knowledge and empowering others.
Summer Camp Mentors
Interested in empowering youth with a passion for technology?
Girls Learning Code and Kids Learning Code are looking for volunteers for our camps across Canada! Our camps are designed for girls and boys between the ages of 6-13 who want to become technology builders and makers. Our mentors lead and engage youth to feel excited, inspired, and confident about their technology skills.
Join us as a mentor for a half-day, full-day or an entire week! You’ll be assigned to a team of campers that you’ll have the chance to get to know and help as they learn, explore and get inspired by technology. The best part? The ‘aha’ moments boys and girls have throughout the day.
To apply, click here and register as a mentor at a camp in your city.
Our strategic volunteers help make what we do possible.
As a strategic volunteer, you will support our team with events and initiatives as well as with the growth and success strategies of our organization. We look for volunteers to commit as little as six months with our organization to help see their ideas put into action.
Search for open volunteer opportunities here.
Our logistics volunteers help make sure everything goes smoothly when it’s game-time.
As a logistics volunteer, you will support your local Chapter Lead in the execution of the workshop, after school program or camp you choose to attend. Logistics volunteers help with set-up and teardown while making sure everyone feels comfortable and welcome and in exchange can attend the workshop for free. The commitment is on an event-by-event basis.
Search for open volunteer opportunities at our workshops here.
Our Chapter Leads are Canada Learning Code in their city.
As a Chapter Lead, you are the public face of CanadaLearning Code in your city responsible for running monthly programming for adults and youth and building an engaged community of learners and mentors. We look for smart, entrepreneurial, tech-savvy women (or men) with overwhelming initiative to help us bring Ladies Learning Code to cities across North America.
Search for open Chapter Lead positions or suggest a new Chapter city here.
Your skills, your community, your impact.
Our Corporate Volunteer Program partners with organizations to bring digital learning opportunities to youth and adults. Through volunteer opportunities at our workshops and summer camps, your employees will use their skills to make a difference in the community.
Contact us to learn more here.
Content Advisory Council
At Canada Learning Code - collaboration is a core value. For each workshop we develop or update, we gather a group of past lead instructors and content experts from across the country to come together around a particular workshop and give feedback, suggest improvements and changes and ideally make our workshops that much better!
That's where you come in! If you're passionate about a topic we teach (or should teach) please send a note to here to express your interest in joining a Council.
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“Each week of volunteering at camp, I learned something different. At entrepreneurship camp I learned how important networking was. In Digital Journalism, I’ve learned more about things in school. Actually, a lot of the stuff they’re learning I didn’t learn until university. They’re learning at a university-level. I’ve also learned more about Toronto and how to take better photos!. This is a camp that teaches young girls and boys not only tech skills, but so much more. It teaches you how to be a person who can collaborate, think outside of the box, and have fun. You’re learning a lot of things but it’s still fun, it’s not just going to school.”
“Ladies Learning Code means to collectively learn the skills of tomorrow in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere. I first came to LLC to assist learners as a mentor. During my first LLC workshop, I helped learners level up their skills in the Ruby programming language. After my first workshop I was hooked. I found the experience personally rewarding, as I was able to impact change in the community. The ability to meaningfully affect many people’s lives is one thing that keeps me involved with this organization. Ladies Learning code has allowed me to share my passion with others. As a member of the tech community in Toronto, I was searching for a place to collectively boost up participants’ knowledge and skills. When Ladies Learning Code opened their doors, I knew this was the right place to contribute towards a collective that strives to promote web literacy.”
“As a Strategic Volunteer I help the Ladies Learning Code team brainstorm and plan the Kids Learning Code and Girls Learning Code programs. It’s different than my day job as a project coordinator; I get to use my brain more creatively and think outside the proverbial box. We discuss marketing ideas, workshops, logistics and process improvements - a variety of items to keep me on my toes! I also mentor the weekend Kids and Girls workshops. Whether you are planning on teaching professionally or simply wanting to give back to the local community (like me!) there are few better options than joining the Ladies Learning Code team. Assisting energetic youth work through a problem, debug their solution and finally having that ah-ha moment is as much fun for you as it is for them. Helping kids discover something new on a Saturday is super rewarding. It’s just fun, easy and time well-spent!”
“Since getting involved with Ladies Learning Code, I've had the wonderful opportunity to become active in the Montreal tech and startup community. After attending my first workshop in Toronto (where we made a social network for cats!), I wanted to share that experience with others in Montreal. I've had the pleasure of seeing not only hundreds of women and young girls take their first shot at coding, but also developers and people in the industry excited about getting involved with our mission as well. Ladies Learning Code has given me the confidence to take it upon myself to learn front-end web development and I'm thrilled to now work in a field I've fallen in love with.”