Digital Inclusion

Latest Digital Inclusion news, events and resources. Find out more about Leep's Digital Inclusion initiatives!

young volunteer helping older woman use Internet on a laptop

In a rapidly changing environment, effectively recruiting volunteers can be a challenge for many organisations. Volunteer powered digital mentoring programs are not immune to this challenge, and as the volunteer landscape shifts people are increasingly looking to volunteer in ways that make the most of their unique skills and abilities.

digital mentor with client

NSW SLASA is inviting community members to be part of a dynamic team of Volunteers Digital Mentors to provide digital technology training to Seniors of CALD background. NSW SLASA is a Network Partner of Good Things Foundation in the delivery of the Be Connected program. Be Connected is an Australian government initiative

Young volunteers help senior people on the computer. Young people giving senior people introduction to internet

Give people the power to be online and use technology! Become a Digital Mentor today. Everything is going online; without the skills to use technology, people are becoming more and more excluded from the modern world and all it has to offer. A digital mentor provides one-on-one support to help people learn about technology

young woman showing older woman how to use a program on a laptop

Would you love to share your digital skills and knowledge to assist seniors become more confident with their digital needs? As a Digital Mentor you can assist seniors to learn digital skills such as how to send an sms on a smartphone or how to email on a tablet or how to use a laptop to browse the net. 

leep in lab participants

Our Leep in Lab is a learning space where volunteer digital mentors provide free one-on-one support to help people build basic technology skills in a familiar and trusted environment. BYO phone, laptop or tablet. Running every Wednesday and Friday from 10.00am-12.00pm, the Leep in Lab offers one hour sessions from a volunteer digital mentor.

older woman with laptop being mentored by younger woman

Leep Online is our social and digital inclusion initiative aimed at improving basic digital literacy in local communities. We support organisations, businesses, councils and institutions to establish digital mentoring programs and also deliver outreach digital mentoring programs. 

Senior man reading news on digital tablet

Vision Australia is conducting an innovative new trial program to support more of our older Australians with low vision get better connected. They are looking for people living in Sydney’s western suburbs or Canberra, who are over 65 years old with low vision and don’t have the internet at home yet.

Mature woman having tea and browsing internet with her husband on laptop

YourLink & Adssi HomeLiving Australia
Tea & Technology for Seniors
13 September 2018, 9.30am-12.30pm
Terrigal 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre, Cnr Terrigal Dr & Duffys Rd, Terrigal

A keyboard with a green button - Inclusion

CMO speaks to those on the fringes of digital literacy and utilisation in Australia as well as industry experts, including Leep CEO Cecily Michaels, to shine a light on digital inclusion as a strategy and corporate responsibility.

two women in front of laptop that has Human Rights writing and icons

The Australian Human Rights Commission is undertaking a major project on the relationship between human rights and technology. Responsible innovation means harnessing the opportunities of new technology, while guarding against the threats. Technology should be shaped by human values, to protect and promote rights and freedoms.