Neighbourhood Houses Barwon:

100 Digital Mentors

across our region, closing the digital divide

Photo of digital mentor with a senior citizen

Our Community - Online

We’re looking for 100 people across the Geelong and Barwon region to help their own local community make the most of the government’s free online learning portal. These volunteer “digital mentors” can supervise sessions and groups to help them get through the basics of online life, using the huge range of easy-to-use tutorials available via the public Be Connected website.

Community Helping Community

Digital mentors don’t need to be IT experts – just be happy to show others what’s available in the free learning portal and how to make use of it, help out when stuck, and inspire the reluctant and the trepidatious to give it a go.

BeConnected: Empowering Communities through Digital Mentorship

In an age where technology is transforming the way we live, it is essential to ensure that no one gets left behind. As we embrace the digital era, it becomes increasingly important to bridge the gap between generations and empower individuals with the necessary skills to thrive in the modern, internet-powered world. The BeConnected “Get Online” campaign is a beacon of hope, inviting you to become a Digital Mentor and make a real difference in your community.

Imagine being the guiding light for seniors and community members who may feel overwhelmed or left out by the rapid advancements in technology. With just one day of your time, you have the opportunity to become a Digital Mentor and contribute to a movement that is fostering digital inclusivity and connectivity for all. Here’s why you should consider taking this free 1-day workshop:

Make a Lasting Impact:

By becoming a Digital Mentor, you have the chance to make a profound and lasting impact on the lives of those around you. Sharing your knowledge and expertise can empower individuals to connect with loved ones, access vital resources, and explore a world of opportunities that the internet offers. Your guidance can pave the way for a more connected and inclusive community.

Foster Empowerment and Independence:

As a Digital Mentor, you can help individuals gain the confidence and skills needed to navigate the digital landscape independently. By teaching them how to utilize online tools, access information, and communicate effectively, you are enabling them to take charge of their own lives and participate more actively in today’s digitally driven society.

Bridge the Generation Gap:

The BeConnected “Get Online” campaign is not just about teaching digital skills; it’s about fostering understanding and empathy across generations. As a Digital Mentor, you become a bridge between the older and younger generations, fostering mutual respect and understanding. By sharing your knowledge, you are not only helping others to learn but also learning from their experiences and perspectives.

Cultivate a Supportive Community:

Being a Digital Mentor is not just about imparting technical skills; it’s about building a supportive and caring community. Through your guidance and encouragement, you can create a nurturing environment where individuals feel supported and valued. You can be the catalyst for a network of individuals who support each other in their digital journey, fostering a sense of belonging and camaraderie.

Personal Growth and Fulfillment:

As you guide others through the intricacies of the digital world, you will find that you, too, experience personal growth and fulfillment. Sharing your knowledge and seeing the positive impact of your efforts can be immensely rewarding. You will develop patience, empathy, and a deeper understanding of the challenges people face, which can enrich your own life in ways you never imagined.

Be Part of a Wider Movement:

By joining the BeConnected “Get Online” campaign as a Digital Mentor, you become part of a larger movement dedicated to promoting digital literacy and inclusivity. Your contribution, however small it may seem, is a crucial step toward building a more equitable and accessible digital landscape for everyone, regardless of age or background.


The BeConnected “Get Online” campaign presents an incredible opportunity for you to be a catalyst for positive change in your community. By taking part in the free 1-day workshop to become a Digital Mentor, you can play a vital role in empowering others to embrace the digital world with confidence and enthusiasm. Let’s work together to build a more connected, inclusive, and empowered society for all. Join the movement today and be the change that our communities need!

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Upcoming Workshops

See the list of free workshops currently scheduled. You can come along to whichever suits you best. A light lunch is included.

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