Volunteer as a Note-taker

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Volunteer Note-taker Position

Accessibility Services is looking for reliable volunteers to serve as note-takers this academic year. Volunteer note-takers play an important role in supporting students with disabilities achieve their academic goals. Students who require note-taking services may have difficulties taking notes due to a documented learning, physical, sensory, mental health disability or medical condition. 

Note-taker Responsibilities:

  • attend class regularly and take complete notes
  • upload notes to the note-taker database within 24 hours of each class
  • complete the online note-taker training module
  • notify Accessibility Services 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:

  • receive a Co-Curricular Record (CCR) notation
  • develop and enhance your organizational and note-taking skills
  • contribute towards an accessible and inclusive community
  • receive a reference letter upon request

Past volunteers often say that being a note-taker 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 note-takee.

Register as a Volunteer Note-taker

  1. Register Online using your UTORid
  2. Upload your lecture notes for each course. If you have typed notes, please upload the notes directly online. If you have handwritten notes, please scan your notes using a scanner or a scanning app on your phone or tablet.
  3. Please upload your notes within 24 hours of each class for the rest of the semester.

Download Note-taker Flyer Here

Co-Curricular Record (CCR)

Accessibility Notetakers are eligible to receive a CCR notation for the 2022 Summer term by completing the following requirements:

  1. Provide notes in at least one full year course or two half courses during the 2022 Summer term.
  2. Consistently upload your class notes to the database.
  3. Commit for the entire term and provide at least 80 per cent of the course notes.
  4. Complete the note-taker training quiz on Quercus.
  5. Complete a feedback survey and reflection at the end of the year.

For more information, please contact the Coordinator of Volunteer Services at 905-828-5422 or accessvolunteers.utm@utoronto.ca.

Access the Co-Curricular Record (CCR) here.

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