About this opportunity
In this free course, you will learn what it means to be a Digital Mentor. This training will help you support people take their first steps to using computers and the internet, improving their basic digital skills and allowing them to gain confidence online. You will learn about the language and techniques needed to support someone, and the possible barriers people new to the internet can experience.
This course will also help you to develop the skills and confidence needed to support people on a one-to-one basis, as well as helping small groups. There are no requirements to become a Digital Mentor but we do expect that you have a basic understanding of technology.
Digital Mentors will be trained and fully equipped to go out into the community to mentor older Australians. All training, resources and support will be provided free of charge. It is a requirement of this program that you complete a National Police Check, which is at no expense to you. This volunteering opportunity is perfect for anyone looking to gain practical work experience in their spare time and earn a $20 Wish gift voucher.
The Digital Mentor training lasts for approximately 3 hours and takes place online via Zoom. Training sessions are scheduled as interest arises and will take place during weekdays. Once you have completed the Digital Mentor training, the level of commitment is up to you. If you wish to offer your services once a week or once every few months, it's entirely your choice! NHWA will do its best to connect you with those seeking help from Digital Mentors.
You will be required to complete a information form and a photo consent form prior to training.
National Police Certificate *.
All National Police Checks shall be conducted after the training, with no payment required by the partcipant.
This is a once-off training session, lasting around 3 hours depending on the number of participants. Participants can provide what date and times work for them, and a group meeting is then arranged.Suitable for
- Groups of 10 or more
- Online & Remote Volunteers
- People Learning English
- Work Experience
- Younger volunteers, aged 14-18
- Education & Training
- IT & Web Development
- Marketing, Media & Communications
- Seniors & Aged Care
Digital Mentor TrainingReimbursement
$20 Wish gift voucher