Volunteering is an important part in the project of learning communities. We start from the premise that to improve learning for children, should increase both the number of interactions that the child lives, and the quality of these interactions on a plane of equal dialogue.
In this sense, are volunteering in the community (family, alumni / as, people from the neighborhood, neighborhood association members, interns, other professionals involved in neighborhood and community ...), whose participation and commitment the daily work of the school, both for their participation in various activities of the school and the community, for incorporation into the classroom for interactive groups; increase the number of interactions that the children live. Interactions impregnated sense, to the extent that they are often family members, other members of their community; representing positive references that give meaning to the education of children. The reflection and experience of the child in these situations is: If my father is participating in interactive group class, because this should be be important.
On the other hand, anyone can be in the class, but this does not mean in any case that the Teacher lose their role in the classroom; but volunteers come to help and enhance interactions. While the Teacher who still manages and organizes the classroom. In any case, the volunteer is only in the classroom, replacing the duties of teacher or teacher.
The teacher also enriches your practice, insofar as it takes into account the contributions of volunteers and. Often a volunteer committee that manages the incorporation of volunteers in the various activities of the school and the classroom is created. The volunteer committee also meets to discuss issues relating to their participation in the learning community, and also participate in sleep phase.
One of the most important changes is the reversal taking practices that occur at school, when the volunteer participates in these dynamics. Thus, the value of what the school is increased, there is greater understanding for the work that occurs in the classroom, expectations learning environment for children, given dynamics of mutual learning, solidarity is promoted On the other hand ..., volunteering requires commitment to the project, seriousness and responsibility.
The role of volunteerism becomes relevant also in the sensitization phase. When the school faculty takes intensive training to reflect on their learning community transformation. At this time, while the teacher training does the center, children carry out other activities with volunteers. The teachers are always available to meet any need that arises when a volunteer; since in any case the teacher is absent from the center. In addition it is intended that the volunteers and in this case, whether family, a fact that gives more confidence because they know the children and are related to these and these; students and trainees, and they are considered semi.
Still, there are centers, to cover any risk that may expose a volunteer, opt for the Association of Relatives make a liability insurance for these volunteers.