Be a Volunteer Notetaker

The Notetaking program ensures that students with disabilities are able to access lecture material, which they may otherwise not have access to.  Students who require the services of a notetaker may have difficulties taking notes due to a physical disability, vision or hearing loss, mental health, chronic health disabilities, a learning disability or ADHD.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Provide a copy of your notes to the AccessAbility Resource Centre within 24 hours of each class
  • Attend your classes regularly and take complete notes

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Contribute to the UTM Community.
  • Receive a  certificate and reference letter from the AccessAbility Resource Centre
  • Build your resume.
  • Students who have volunteered 60+ hours between Summer and Winter/Spring are eligible to receive the Volunteer Recognition Award from the Office of Student Affairs. For more information please visit the Student Affairs' Community Engagement webpage.

Past volunteers often say that being a Notetaker motivates them to attend class, be more attentive, participate in class discussions and take comprehensive notes, which works to benefit both the Note-taker and the student(s) requiring the notes.

To become a Volunteer Note Taker:

  1. Register Online using your UTM Login (UTORID)
  2. Upload a sample of your lecture notes for each course. You may also utilize the high speed scanner/copier located at the AccessAbility Resource Centre.
  3. You will be contacted by email if your notes are required for a specific course.

AccessAbility Note-taker Recruitment Flyer

For more information, please contact:
accessvolunteers.utm@utoronto.ca
905-828-5422