1. Notetaking
  2. Tutoring
  3. Captioning
  4. Proofreading
  5. Events
  6. Scribing
  7. Computer Notetaking
  8. Work Study
  9. Internships
  10. Be a Make the Cut (MTC) Mentor
  11. Be a Low-Sensory Orientation Mentor

Getting involved with the Paul Menton Centre is an excellent opportunity to build your credentials–both volunteer and compensated–as well as to enhance your academic experience while investing in the experience of your peers.

Notetaking

As a Volunteer Notetaker, you will attend each lecture and take comprehensive notes to be made available online within 48 hours. Note-takers have the unique opportunity to improve their own skills and develop a sense of social responsibility while positively impacting the classroom experience of their peers.

Click here for more details and to volunteer.

Volunteer Notetaker FAQ’s

Click here for details and register for upcoming Volunteer Notetaker Training Sessions.

Tutoring

Tutors work one-on-one with students registered with the PMC who require academic support in learning and understanding course material. The tutor acts as a coach and mentor by integrating academic support with the development of effective learning strategies and study habits. The main goal is to provide students with in-depth support while at the same time imparting skills to maximize the likelihood of future success and independence of the student.

The demand for tutors in specific content areas will depend on students’ needs from term to term. When we get a request for a tutor we check our Tutor Database of applicants who have applied to become tutors. If we cannot find a match, we will post an advertisement in the department for which a tutor is requested.

If you are interested in becoming a tutor, or would like more information about the position, please click here.

Captioning

Captioning refers to text that appears on screen in films and videos. It is the primary way students with hearing impairments can access the audio components of such film and videos shown in class. The PMC captions multimedia clips offline (i.e. the captioning is not done in real time) before the clip is shown in class. Responsibilities of an offline captioner include captioning videos using updated technology as well as writing and editing transcriptions of videos. S/he works in collaboration with other offline captioners.

Click here to apply to be a volunteer captioner.

Proofreading

Proofreaders work directly with the PMC student either in person or via e-mail. The assignment in need of proofreading will be “marked up” (usually through the “track changes” button in Word) in such a way that the student will understand what changes are suggested. The volunteer proofreader must be careful not to change the style or content of the written assignment, but rather, to make improvements to spelling, grammar and sentence structure.

Click here to apply to be a volunteer proofreader.

Events

Throughout the year, the Paul Menton Centre organizes a variety of events around the Ottawa community to promote disability awareness, research and accessibility. Event Volunteers receive training for the specific event(s), and their responsibilities will vary but can include greeting, directing or guiding guests, helping with ad hoc requests from the event manager or facilitating interactive event components. Event volunteers are flexible and always excited to take on a new challenge.

If you are interested in volunteering at PMC events, please click here.

Scribing

Scribes work one-on-one with registered PMC students with mobility limitations to support classroom learning, testing, or assignment-completion. You will facilitate the typed and/or written responses as formulated by the student, as close to verbatim as possible.

Click here to apply to be a scribe for PMC clients.

Computer Notetaking

Please note: Recruitment for new Computer Notetakers is currently on hold for the Fall 2019 semester.

For information about Verbatim Notetaking/Computer Notetaking positions, please email Hunter, at hunter.calder@carleton.ca.

Work Study

The Work Study Program is a financial aid program funded by Carleton University. Students must apply to participate in the Work Study Program each year and be approved by the Awards Office before they can be hired.

Internships

For information about internships, how to apply, or who to contact, please click here.

Be a Make the Cut (MTC) Mentor

The Paul Menton Centre organizes a twice-yearly post-secondary transitions day for local grade 12 students with LD and/or ADHD.  MTC Transition Mentors (current Carleton students with LD and/or ADHD) spend the day helping with early morning registration, and later, accompanying participants to activities and sessions. Transition Mentors also participate in Student Success Panels, sharing tips for success at post-secondary, alongside other successful LD and/or ADHD students from Algonquin College. A preparatory training afternoon is mandatory.
NOTE: this opportunity is only open to candidates who have been diagnosed with LD or ADHD, and have an academic standing of second (2nd) year or higher.

Click here if you are interested in being an MTC Mentor, or would like more information about the opportunity.

Be a Low-Sensory Orientation Mentor

The Low-Sensory Orientation is designed to help students with ASD, anxiety disorders or acquired brain injuries feel comfortable within the Carleton community. Between five and seven  mentors (current Carleton students with low-sensory accommodations) assist with registration and an interactive information session as well as accompany participants on a tour around campus. Mentors can also participate in a Student Success Panel, sharing tips for success at post-secondary. A preparatory training afternoon is mandatory.

NOTE: this opportunity is only open to those students who have been diagnosed with ASD, anxiety disorders or acquired brain injuries and hold second (2nd) year standing, or higher.

Click here if you are interested in being a Low-Sensory Orientation Mentor, or would like more information about the opportunity.