Volunteer as a 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 Centre within 24 hours of each class
  • Attend your classes regularly and take complete notes
  • Notify the centre immediately if any issues arise (i.e. you missed a lecture, you dropped the course, the note-taker database is not working, etc.)
     

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Contribute to the UTM Community.
  • Receive a  certificate and reference letter from the AccessAbility Resource Centre
  • Build your resume.

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 notetaker and the student(s) requiring the notes.
 

To become a Volunteer Notetaker:

  1. Register Online using your UTM Login (UTORid)
     
  2. You must upload a sample of your lecture notes for each course.
    Note-takers are required to provide sample notes to complete their registration.
     
  3. If you have typed notes, please upload them directly online.  If you have handwritten notes, you may use the high speed scanner located at the Centre (room DV2037) to scan and upload your notes.
     
  4. You will be contacted by email if your notes are required for a specific course.

 

AccessAbility Note-taker Flyer

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