Working for SDRC
There are opportunities to work for SDRC in several capacities. For example, interpreting for the D/deaf, Federal work study programs, transcribers, etc.
For individuals interesed in work study, you must apply with the Financial Aid office by filling out the FASFA form. You need to apply in January for the following academic year. Awards are need-based; first come, first served.
If interested as a volunteer:
For individuals interested in being placed on the list for providing free-lance interpreting for the deaf, please fill out the Interpreting Information Policy form and send to the SDRC at firstname.lastname@example.org
SDRC sets a standard for the interpreters they employ. Please refer to the following policy for this information.
Interpreter Policy (2003 Word format)
Interpreter Policy (PDF format)
The SDRC is always looking for reliable volunteers to help with a variety
of tasks. We hope that you can get the experience that you want from
volunteering here, so if there is something that you are particularly
interested in doing, please let us know. Just as you may have expectations
about your volunteer experience, we also have expectations for volunteers.
The ServScript Program is now online. Students will be able to submit their service hours directly into the Service Tracking System,
online through Blackboard. Visit http://thecenter.fsu.edu/students.html for step-by-step instructions and to download the
new ServScript form.
Contact the Center for Civic Service and Education
at 644-3342 for more information.
Most of the activities that you will be involved in require direct contact
with students who are registered with SDRC or information about these
students. Any information about, or work that you do with, a student
is confidential information. Please respect the rights of students by
not discussing information with anyone who is not an employee here.
We will typically be asking you to perform one or more of the following
tasks: take notes in the classroom, read tests for students, read textbooks
on tape, pick up and return tests, proof-read papers, tutor students,
assist students in the computer lab, assist students with research,
and light office work. If you have conflicts with any of these responsibilities
or cannot perform any of these duties for any reason, please let us
know. If you agree to a certain responsibility, it is very important
that you complete it because many students depend on these services.
If you are volunteering for a class requirement, do not expect to complete
a large number of hours in a short period of time.
Although dress is casual in our office, please dress appropriately for
a work environment.
If you are scheduled to come in at a certain times, please be on time.
There will be times when we have something planned for you to do but
are unable to discuss it with you ahead of time. If you cannot make
a scheduled time, please call us at 644-9566 as soon as possible so
we may make alternate arrangements.
If you would like to volunteer at SDRC, please print the following form.(Choice of three formats)
Volunteer Information Form (PDF format)
Volunteer Information Form (Word 2003 format)
Volunteer Information Form (A Web page)
We will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact
us either through e-mail at SDRC@admin.fsu.edu or at 644-9566.
A Guide to Notetaking
All information regarding students registered with the SDRC must remain
Most likely you were introduced to the student you are taking notes
for by the instructor. Once you have been introduced to the student
and agreed to be a notetaker, please make arrangements to provide
the notes to the student via email or before/after class time.
Having a notetaker is not an excuse for a student to not attend class.
The SDRC expects registered students to attend class and use the notetaker's
notes as a supplement to their own notes. If you are taking notes for
a student who is abusing the service please let a SDRC staff member
The student is encouraged to let a SDRC staff member know if a notetaker
is missing class often or providing insufficient notes.
We encourage students to volunteer as an opportunity to earn Serv Script
points or community service hours for scholarship and for any other
For further information, please contact us either
through e-mail at SDRC@admin.fsu.edu or at 644-9566.