Volunteer

The Ada Volunteer Program creates opportunities for tech professionals to use their skills in support of underrepresented new developers. Our volunteers are critical community members who bring their expertise to our school in a range of roles that contribute directly to student success.

Volunteer Opportunities

PRIVATE TUTOR

Ada tutors work individually with students who need more support with the curriculum.

Time commitment: 2 hours/week
Duration: 5 months

TEACHING ASSISTANT

Ada teaching assistants come in for weekly afternoon shifts to help out any students who need help with their projects.

Time commitment:1-4 hours/week
Duration: 5 months

INDUSTRY MENTORS

Mentors meet with students who do not have interpersonal connections to people in tech to give insight on tech culture, job hunting, interviewing, and more.

Time commitment: 2 hours/month
Duration: 5 months

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

It’s not all about the code! We appreciate supportive gestures like bringing in lunch/snacks, encouraging notes, event tickets, or industry swag. Feeling the buy-in from the larger tech community goes a long way for stressed students.

Time commitment: Flexible
Duration: Flexible

ADMISSIONS VOLUNTEERS

Admissions volunteers have the option to review applications, interview applicants, or both. Application reviews are remote and volunteers can select how many applications they would like to review. Interviewers must be able to come to the Ada office for a block of 3 hours at a time.

Time commitment: Mostly flexible
Duration: 1-3 months from September-November and/or March-May

Mock Interviewers

Mock interviewers help prepare students for internship interviews by simulating technical whiteboard interviews. Students go through technical questions with interviewers and learn how to think through problems. Interviewers need a technical background and experience conducting technical interviews.

Time commitment: 4 hours/session
Duration: Typically October-November and/or April-May

JOIN US!

Testimonials

I have always felt passionate about collaboration and learning. Ada offers the opportunity to do both, while helping the tech community grow and become more diverse.

Scarlett Stephanie

Tutor and Teaching Assistant since Cohort 10

By far the best thing about volunteering with Ada is meeting and welcoming newcomers to the software development community (and getting to be a part of the Ada community myself!)

Vanessa Naff

Tutor since Cohort 10

I live for that eureka moment on a student’s face, when their eyes brighten and they feel that empowerment of new understanding.

Kai Curtis

Tutor and Teaching Assistant since Cohort 2
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