There are several avenues to serve students with disabilities at FAMU. The CeDAR offers opportunities to work on an “As Needed” basis throughout the academic year.
Work Study-Other Personal Service (OPS) Positions
Employment opportunities are as follows:
Adaptive Learning Lab Assistants
Mobility Van Drivers
For students interested in work study, you must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) and apply with the Office of Financial Aid. Students are encouraged to apply in January for the ensuing academic year. Work study awards are need-based and given on a first come, first served basis.
Please note that Other Personal Service (OPS) positions are at-will, temporary employment positions. OPS employees are not provided benefits, do not earn annual or sick leave, and are usually paid an hourly wage.
The Center for Disability Access and Resources (CeDAR) encourages and relies on the services of many volunteers each semester for the success of several of its programs. Volunteer CeDAR is a college student, civic engagement experience that opens the door to new ways of looking at and understanding the human condition. This program seeks to help students recognize the value of community service work to their college experience, and support the programs and services of the CeDAR. Volunteer CeDAR participants are provided the following:
An opportunity to contribute to the FAMU community.
The discovery of new interests.
A "heads up" on other unique events and opportunities networking possibilities.
Personal and professional growth skills development.
Volunteer CeDAR participants may serve in the following capacities:
Alternative Media Formatting: Volunteers assist the CeDAR technology personnel with creating alternative media from textbooks.
Classroom Note Taking: Volunteers take notes for students with physical and learning disabilities. Each note taker volunteers for one class during the semester/term.
Live Reading: Volunteers read in person to a student with a visual or learning disability.
Reading/Scribing Tests: Volunteers assist students with learning and physical disabilities by reading tests or writing as the student with the disability dictates the answer.
Typing: Volunteers type papers upon request for students with physical and learning disabilities.
Outreach: Volunteers assist the center with recruitment activities of high school seniors with disabilities.
Office Assistance: Volunteers assist with clerical and other assigned tasks in the main office and the CeDAR Learning Assessment Center.
Test Proctoring: Volunteers provide proctoring services for students utilizing the extending time and alternative test site accommodation.
Tutoring: Volunteers will provide tutoring services to CeDAR participants in barrier courses to include (science, math, English, college-prep courses, psychology, and history)
Special Event Assistance: Volunteers will provide assistance for CeDAR sponsored special events.
A. Media & Promotional Materials Internship
The CeDAR is recruiting journalism and/or graphic arts students to conceptualize, develop, and produce instructional and promotional materials for the center. Anticipated end products include a promotional CD/DVD; faculty training CD/DVD; and other marketing materials (posters, flyers, brochures, etc.). Ideal candidates are upper division students with some previous video production, script writing, and graphic design experience. Interested students are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter to the CeDAR along with a work sample. CeDAR internships are usually unpaid. However, some compensation may be provided if funds are available. Unpaid interns are eligible to receive volunteer hours for their services.
B. Disability Services Internship
The CeDAR offers an internship program for students interested in the disability services field. Interns will be provided an opportunity to develop skills in academic advising, disability accommodations, disability education/awareness, and group dynamics. Ideal interns are upper division or graduate students in psychology, counseling, higher education, special education, rehabilitation services, human services, or other related majors. Please contact the CeDAR for more information.