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.

Where it is possible, the ideal candidate types their own notes to upload onto our website. You must possess excellent time management and organizational skills, be self-motivated and reliable, and be able to maintain a high level of professionalism in order to respect and safeguard the confidentiality of the student(s) for whom you are sharing your notes.

Learning Opportunities:

  • Develop responsibility through commitment to attend every class, or (if not able) to find replacement notes
  • Increased time management and organizational skills
  • Improved notetaking skills
  • Development of social responsibility

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Increased awareness of disabilities and services available at the Paul Menton Centre
  • Improved notetaking ability, may even improve your grades!
  • A sense of involvement and engagement in the Carleton community
  • Excellent addition to résumé (letter of appreciation available upon request)
  • Recognition of volunteer time on your transcript through the Carleton Co-Curricular Record (CCR)

Time Commitment: 3 hours per week of your class time and an additional 15 minutes to review and post your lecture notes.

Deadline to Apply: Ongoing

If you are interested in being considered as a Volunteer Notetaker, please apply below.

If you have any questions or concerns please email us at:
or call 613-520-6608.

Apply to be a Volunteer Notetaker

  • List courses for which you can provide notes

  • List courses (with sections). For example: BUSI 1001A
  • The Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities is collecting this information for the express purpose of operating the Volunteer Notetaking Program. In compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, section 41, the information will only be used for the Tutor service. As well, should you wish, use of your information will be discontinued at any time at your request. For more information please contact

Please Note: If you do not provide us with your full course code(s) and section(s), we will be unable to complete your volunteer profile and assign you.