Frequently Asked Questions

General questions

Is Code the Future a charity?

Yes. Code the Future Ltd is a charity. Our charitable purpose states “Code the Future Ltd is established to be a charity whose purpose is to advance education by providing a service to connect developers and the education sector to teach children in schools how to code. “

How can I support Code the Future?

You can support Code the Future by connecting with us on social media, sharing what we do and signing up. If you are feeling extra generous you may like to donate to help keep us going.

Developer questions

How do I get involved?

It’s easy to get involved.

  • Register here
  • Browse projects to see more details and locations
  • Find a project that suits and select the volunteer button to connect with the teacher

Do I have to teach a class by myself?

No! One of the many things that makes Code the Future special is our focus on connecting developers and educators to become partners in learning. We get it, teachers have the pedagogy and developers have the technical skills. We let you collaborate to do amazing things.

Do I need a working with Children Check?

We recommend that our volunteers get a Working with Children check as this a requirement in most schools.

Educator questions

Do I need to know how to code?

No! But it is super fun to learn. Maybe you’ll learn alongside your students.

What type of project should I submit?

If you can imagine it, submit it. What do your students want to learn / build / make?

Browse our projects page to see what other teachers are submitting for some inspiration. At the end of the day it is about what will work best for you and your students.

What’s in it for me and my students?

Teaching kids to code does not mean that we expect ALL students to become computer programmers. We teach students how to write music, but we don’t expect all students to become professional composers or recording artists. We teach students physical education and how to play sport, but we don’t expect all students to become elite athletes. We teach the basics of science and history, but we don’t expect all students to become scientists or historians. What we do expect however is that all students, in all schools are given the opportunity to learn about the world they live in, how it works and how they can be successful. In the continuously changing digital landscape we now live, learning about digital systems and being able to create through code should be an essential component of a balanced education for every child.

I live in a regional or remote area, can I still submit a project?

Yes! We’d love to help find a volunteer in your area.

How much does it cost?

Nothing. Zilch. Zero. We’re committed to providing a service that values equality. We rely on the selflessness of our volunteers and industry partners to make this happen.