Volunteer Note-taker Responsibilities

By agreeing to be a paid volunteer note-taker for a fellow student, I am stipulating to the following:

  • I agree to attend each class session and/or workshop as required by the instructor. The student is dependent upon me for his/her lecture notes.

  • I agree to take notes and give the requesting student the original along with the note-taking notebook, which he/she is responsible to carry from class to class. I keep the copy (NCR paper). Taking notes on a laptop computer and e-mailing the student or printing the notes is acceptable.

  • I agree to fill out anecdotal reports for every class session for which I take notes. These will include the following information:

    • Course Name
    • Class Time
    • Instructor Name
    • Student's Name
    • Date of Class
    • Student in attendance and on time
    • Number of pages of notes
    • Subject matter covered in class
    • Questions or problems


  • I agree to submit these accurate and complete anecdotal reports using the designated format. I understand that any false or misleading information will be cause for termination.

  • If I am unable to attend class, I agree to contact the student to give him/her as much notice as possible to make other arrangements for notes.

  • I understand that I am not required to take notes if the student is absent or late for class.

  • I agree to communicate with the student often about the quality and legibility of the notes. If there is a problem, which we cannot resolve, we will consult with Disability Services.

  • If I must withdraw from the class, I will inform the student and notify Disabilities Services immediately so that another volunteer note-taker can be found.

  • I agree to attend a training session during the first two weeks of the semester.

  • I will call Disabilities Services (ext. 3057) regarding any problems associated with my note-taking responsibilities.