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Disability Resource Center: Helping to ensure equal access to the University's educational, social, and cultural opportunities

Service Opportunity

Are you looking for service hours or an opportunity to volunteer?
Become a volunteer note taker!

Program Description

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) is recruiting student volunteers to participate in our volunteer note taking program. Students may earn service hours by sharing their notes with students with disabilities that are in their classes. By partnering with other departments, groups, and organizations on campus that promote experiential learning and/or require service hours, we hope to attract students who are actively looking for the experiences we have to offer.

Critical Thinking

Through note taking training, students will learn to exercise accuracy, clarity, and relevance throughout their undergraduate career. Students can then take that training and assist students with disabilities in their own classes by sharing their notes.

Diversity Component

Students with disabilities are an important subgroup of our campus culture. Through disability awareness training, volunteers can gain information about student subgroups that are different than their own. With this information, they can challenge their own assumptions about individuals with disabilities and change their point of view.

Become A Note Taker

In order to become a note taker, students must complete the following steps:

Service Hour Breakdown

Students participating in the program may receive a certificate noting specific involvement and hours earned. Volunteers may receive 5 additional service hours for completing the online note taker training and quiz. To receive hours for in-class note taking, the volunteer must be enrolled in the same course and section as a student with a disability who is requesting accommodations. Volunteers can receive 5 services hours per class credit.

Example:
5 Service Hours for Training
+ ENGL 101 at 3 credit hours x 5 hours per course credit
+ HIST 101 at 3 credit hours x 5 hours per course credit
= 35 Service Hours

Questions?

Contact Note Taker Coordinator, Sarah Arenas, at the Disability Resource Center by email at: searen01@louisville.edu, or by phone at: (502) 852-1779.

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