Accessibility Resources

Volunteer as a Note Taker

Thank you for volunteering as a note taker for Accessibility Resources!

Please read through the sections below for detailed information.

Why are you being asked to take notes?
Accessibility Resources ensures that individuals with disabilities have the necessary information to be successful as students here at Linn-Benton Community College. As part of their academic accommodations, students with disabilities may request supplemental notes for their classes.
Who are you helping?

Accessibility Resources serves students with a variety of disabilities. Some examples of students who might have a note taker accommodation include students who have:

  • low vision or who are blind
  • learning disabilities
  • limited dexterity or mobility
  • hearing loss or who are deaf
  • inability to concentrate on the lecture and take notes at the same time
How do I sign up to be a Volunteer Note Taker?
  • Go to LBCC’s MyLB login screen at My LB and click Continue to Sign On.
  • Sign in using your Single Sign On (SSO) username and password.
  • Click on the Accessibility Resources Online Service Login icon on the dashboard.
  • Enter information when prompted.
  • Your username will be your Student ID number.
  • Please use your LBCC email address (example:
  • Read and sign the Volunteer Note Taker Contract when prompted.
  • Scroll down to Go to Request a Note Taking Assignment.
  • Enter the Course Registration Numbers CRN(s) for the class(es) you will take notes in.
  • Click Continue to Verify your Classes, check the box(es) for the class(es) and submit.
  • Watch for an email showing you have been assigned to the class.
  • Once you are assigned, you may begin to upload notes.
How do students get their notes?
You will upload notes to the database where you sign up as a note taker.  Students will login into the same database to download the notes.
How do I upload notes?



  • Save your notes with a detailed file name (i.e. CH150 Monday 06/15/15)


  • Scan or photograph notes and save with a detailed file name (i.e. CH150 Monday 06/15/15)
  • Free mobile scanning apps at LBCC Tech Tools
  • Please contact our office if you do not have access to a mobile device for scanning

Go to LBCC’s MyLB login screen at My LB and click Continue to Sign On

  • Sign in using your Single Sign On (SSO) username and password
  • Click on the Center for Accessibility Resources (CFAR) Online Service Login icon on the dashboard
  • Click on the Notetaker tab across the top
  • Scroll down to File Information
  • Select Class, Note For, Day(s), and File (you will browse to find the detailed filed name)
  • Upload Notes

The person you are taking notes for will receive an email every time you upload notes.

How to be a successful note taker
  • Attend class regularly.
  • Let your instructor know if you are going to be absent so a substitute can be found.
  • Be on time to class - Often, important information is give out just as the class begins, or as class ends.
  • Practice confidentiality - Do not share any information regarding who you are providing notes for to others.
  • Provide notes in a timely manner - Notes need to be uploaded within 24 hours after each class.
  • Contact Accessibility Resources immediately if you become unable to continue taking notes so we may assign another note taker.
Strategies for taking successful notes
  • Notes can be hand written or captured electronically.
  • If hand writing notes, write neatly and use dark ink. Carbonless paper is available for your use in RCH114.
  • Record the date, place, topic/title and presenter on your notes.
  • Number each page.
  • Write in a clear and concise manner.
  • Draw boxes around or underline the main topics.
  • Highlight important points or items with asterisks (*).
  • Capture anything written on the board or presented in a Power Point.
  • If the instructor refers to the text, mark the page number in notes.
  • Note all assignments and due dates.
  • Leave plenty of whitespace for later additions.
  • Leave spaces between main ideas.
How will I get my thank you gift card?
  • You will receive a $50 gift card to either the LBCC Bookstore or Food Services if you successfully complete the note taking assignment as you agreed to when you signed the Note Taker Contract.
  • The student you are taking notes for has the opportunity to rate/review your performance at anytime.
  • At the end of the term they will be required to rate/review your success as a note taker for the entire term in order for you to receive your gift card.
  • An email will be sent to you during the last week or two of the term indicating where to pick up your card.
  • If you take notes for more than one student in the same class, you will receive an additional $10 for each student.
  • You will receive $50 for each different class you take notes for.
Can I put Volunteer Note Taking on my resume?

Your time spent as a volunteer note taker can be added to your resume, as well as on a job application.

Here is an example of how to include it:

Volunteer Note Taker (Quarter and Year)
Linn-Benton Community College, Accessibility Resources

Provided detailed notes, weekly, for qualified students registered with Accessibility Resources