Volunteer note takers needed

By Kevin O'Connor
Posted January 3, 2017

Volunteer note takers needed

As a college student, volunteering is a great way to help others, gain experience, and add to your resume. Fortunately, for those who seek those things, the Center for Accessibility Resources is seeking volunteer note takers for the spring 2017 semester.

What does a note taker do?

  • Take notes as you would normally do for a class.
  • Provide a copy for the student that needs them due to a disability.

What do you get in return?

  • Free training for and use of Sonocent Audio Note Taker software for the semester
  • Certificate for 50 hours of community service (great to add to your resume).
  • Potential to increase your GPA through better note taking (students using the audio note taker software at other colleges/universities have raised their GPA an average of 2 points in a single semester).
  • Knowledge that you have helped provide access to education for a fellow student.

How do I sign up?

  • Contact the Center for Accessibility Resources — we will let you know what courses need note takers and get you signed up
  • If your instructor makes a request in class you can let them know as well.

Watch a short video about Sonocent Audio Note Taker software:

Need additional answers?

Contact Kristin Jorenby at the Center for Accessibility Resources via email: accessiblity.resources@metrostate.edu or call 651-793-1549.

Students can also use Ask Us to search the knowledge base for a wealth of information, to submit a question, or chat with an agent during business hours.