Become a volunteer note-taker through our Volunteer Note-taking program.
Note-taking is one of the most common academic resources given to students registered with Accessibility Services. Volunteer note-taking is not meant to replace students attending class, instead it acts as a complementary service. Notes are used by students registered with our services whose disability affects their ability to take notes.
If you’re wondering how to take effective notes as a volunteer note-taker, find more information in our guide: Taking Volunteer Notes (PDF).
Volunteer note-taking is a CCR eligible activity if you upload 80% of notes for one or more courses.
For information on receiving peer notes as a resource, please visit our Note-taking support page.
Watch to learn more about how to become a volunteer note-taker:
All undergraduate and graduate students can register to become volunteer note-takers.
How The Program Works
Become a volunteer note-taker in three steps
- Register as a volunteer note-taker on the Note-taking Portal.
- Attend your class regularly and take effective notes. If you drop the class, please inform us immediately by contacting email@example.com.
- After each class, please upload your notes to the Note-taking Portal within 24-48 hours.
At the end of term, request your Certificate of Appreciation and/or initiate the process for Co-Curricular Record (CCR) Validation (read instructions below).
How to request your Certificate of Appreciation
Complete the Certificate of Appreciation form (you must be logged into your U of T email to access this link).
If you are having any issues, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: Requests for certificates are processed at the end of every academic term.
How to request Co-Curricular Record (CCR) validation
CCR activity cannot be backdated. It is important to know your deadlines. Co-Curricular Records are validated once per year in June.
The accommodations administrator has the right to revoke CCR credit for the following reasons:
- The note-taker does not meet the 80% uploading criteria of at least two H credit/one Y credit courses during an academic year.
- The notes were not consistently uploaded.
- The notes have not been uploaded within the 24-48 hour time period.
- The notes uploaded were poor quality.
- The administrator suspects the notes were plagiarized.
Register as a volunteer note-taker on the Note-taking Portal.