Volunteerism as an Agent of Transformation

  • Irving Lee Rother Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
Keywords: learning, teaching, volunteering, informal learning


I once believed that everything I knew about learning and teaching was the result of being a student and a teacher in schools and universities. But that was learning and teaching for a specific purpose and audience, structured for the here and now, in formal, familiar, comfortable settings with people who shared common experiences and interests. Since 2003 I have been volunteering and working with youth and educators in developing and post-conflict countries including Palestine, Nigeria, and Kenya. However, it is only within the last few years that I have come to realize that my volunteerism has provided me with informal learning opportunities that have led me to better understand who I am as a person, educator, and learner.

How to Cite
Rother, I. L. (2012). Volunteerism as an Agent of Transformation. LEARNing Landscapes, 5(2), 269-279. https://doi.org/10.36510/learnland.v5i2.565