Brisbane Seniors OnLine (BSOL) is a not-for-profit organisation that provides persons aged over 50 in the Greater Brisbane area with training and support in the use of computers and other digital devices such as smartphones and tablet computers.
Learners are assigned to a mentor who provides tuition on the subjects the learner wants to learn as well as advice on issues such as safe internet browsing, computer security and maintenance that they need to be aware of.
Lessons are conducted in either your home on your computer, in BSOL's Computer Training Centre (CTC) or a public library on your own laptop computer/portable device or on the library's/BSOL’s CTC computers . Small group lessons are available at the Zillmere PCYC.
Tuition in advanced subjects and new digital technology may be provided depending on the availability of qualified mentors. BSOL does not provide computer training for commercial purposes. Neither do we provide technical advice/assistance, installation of programs, computer repairs or maintenance.
BSOL has a Digital Photography Club, a Video Club, a Mentor Support Club and an Apple Computer Group that meet monthly. Members can participate in these clubs for free. Free computer clinics/presentations are held monthly in various Brisbane public libraries and BSOL's CTC.
A $20 joining fee and $40 annual membership fee is payable by new learners. This entitles you to up to 12 lessons to meet your learning objectives, plus ongoing support from your mentor via email, telephone or remote access for as long as you are a BSOL member.
BSOL is a fully self-funded organisation with no paid staff. Membership fees are levied to meet our office administration costs as well as public liability and volunteer workers insurance that we are legally obliged to maintain.
You can join BSOL by either:
- Making application either in person or by phone on 3210 6983 to our City Office during office hours which are 10.00 am to 3.00 pm weekdays. Our friendly office volunteers will answer any questions you may have about BSOL membership.
- Completing our Online Learner Application Form and paying by Visa, MasterCard or PayPal via our secure web page, or
- Downloading the following Learner Application Form and submitting it to our City Office with payment by cheque, credit card or money order.
Volunteer Mentor and Administrative Support Staff Membership
BSOL is fully staffed by volunteers who mentor our learners and meet our administrative support needs. Volunteers join BSOL for free and enjoy complimentary access to our facilities and activities. Visit our membership page for more information and to make an application to join.