Brisbane Seniors OnLine is a not-for-profit organisation fully staffed by volunteers. Our mission is to provide seniors aged over 50 in the Greater Brisbane area with training and support in the use of computers and related digital technology.
As a learner you will be assigned a mentor who will provide one-on-one tuition in the subjects you want to learn as well as advice and guidance on issues such as safe internet browsing, computer security and maintenance that you need to be aware of.
Lessons are conducted in either your own home on your your own computer, in a public library or in our City Training Centre on your own device or the library's/BSOL’s computers. Small group lessons are available at the Zillmere PCYC.
Tuition in more advanced subjects and new digital technology may be available depending on the availability of qualified mentors.
BSOL has a Digital Photography Club, a Video Club, a Mentor Support Club and an Apple Special Interest Group that meet monthly. Members can participate in these clubs for free. Advanced Learner Clinics are held monthly in various Brisbane public libraries.
Computer training for commercial purposes is not provided.
A $20 joining fee and $40 annual membership fee is payable by new learners. This entitles you to 12 lessons plus ongoing support from your mentor via email, telephone or remote access for as long as you retain BSOL membership.
BSOL is a fully self-funded organisation. 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 has no paid staff. We totally rely on volunteers to mentor our learners and be part of our administrative support team. 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.