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Volunteer Note takers

Volunteer note taker holding a certificate of achievement  About Our Note Taking Program

Volunteer note takers write complete notes that they share with students who are registered with Student Accessibility Services and whose disability impacts their ability to take notes.

It is important to note that this program is anonymous on both sides. As well, recipient students still attend classes; the notes will simply supplement their in-class learning. 

Why Become a Volunteer Note Taker?

  • You support a fellow student in need.
  • You enhance your own note taking skills and make it easier to prepare for your own tests and exams.
  • You gain valuable volunteer experience, which will appear on your Involvement Record, which can be used for employment purposes.
  • Your contributions will be recognized in a letter of recognition, which is signed by the manager of Student Accessibility Services.
  • Bonus: Your name is entered in a draw to win $350 and a piece of university apparel of your choice.

Your generosity can make the difference between academic success and frustration for the student who benefits. 

How to Sign Up

Sign up on the Self Service Portal by logging in with your student number and network password.


Most volunteers are selected just a few weeks before midterms, so everyone is encouraged to apply even after the semester is in full swing. We ask you to be patient with this process and continue to take notes on a regular basis so that you are ready to upload when a student needs you.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like more information regarding this program, please email