Volunteer OSD
Do you want to get involved with the Office for Students with Disabilities and make a difference? Each semester, we are looking for student volunteers for various positions, from notetakers to research assistants. Your volunteer hours can be recorded on your transcript and used as service points for campus organizations. Interested? Complete and submit the Volunteer Sign-up Sheet  along with your detailed schedule to our office (SR 120). If you have any questions, please contact Sabrina Spanier, Coordinator at sspanier@fau.edu

 

The Benefits of Volunteering with Us:

  • Satisfaction of helping others
  • Making new friends
  • Learning about different life experiences
  • Improving interpersonal skills
  • Increasing self-esteem
  • Gaining work experience
  • Enhancing your resume
  • Volunteer hours can be recorded on your college transcript.
  • Volunteer hours can be used as service points for campus organizations.

 

Types of Volunteer Jobs Available:

Notetaker:
Takes comprehensive lecture notes for hearing impaired, physical impaired, or learning disabled students.

Proctor:
Oversees administration of exams for students with varying disabilities.

Reader:
Reads textbooks and library research materials on tape for visually impaired and learning disabled students. Can be done in the privacy of your own home, with flexible hours.

Research Assistant:
Assists in the use of library databases and retrieving books, journals, and articles for visually impaired and physically impaired students.

Scribe:
Writes down information dictated by a visually impaired, physically impaired, or learning disabled student.

Sighted Guide:
Provides assistance in navigating the FAU campus for visually impaired students.

Tutor:
Provides one-to-one and small group tutorial assistance in various subjects to students with varying disabilities.

 

 Last Modified 10/30/14