The Story of Volunteerism Among Tulunan Mobile Library Volunteer Teachers

Abstract

The outburst of COVID-19 pandemic caused the abrupt change in the whole world and educational system is not an exemption. The Department of Education in the Philippines made a quick decision that mode of teaching has shifted to modular approach. This phenomenon caused a lot of problems which lead Tulunan Local Goverment to initiate a program they called “ Tulunan Mobile Library”. This phenomenological research sought to describe the story of the mobile library volunteer teachers in teaching mathematics at the Municipality of Tulunan, North Cotabato, Philippines. It investigated the experiences and coping mechanism shared by the informants. Using in-depth interviews, the following were the struggles of the volunteers extracted through thematic analysis: insufficiency of resources, minimal expertise in teaching Mathematics, diversity of learners and time constrains. However, they managed to push through with their volunteerism through these coping mechanisms: they developed patience, practiced planning ahead, remained passionate and motivated their learners. This study points out the importance of preparedness in every voluntarism engagement that may be used in teaching. Furthermore, it can be noted that the participants experienced difficulties and struggles but those did not stop them to continue their act of volunteerism. They are very resilient and developed coping mechanism.

Citation: Picky John E. Billena and Carmee Lyn B. Paylangco (2022) The Story of Volunteerism Among Tulunan Mobile Library Volunteer Teachers, International Journal of Education, Learning and Development, Vol. 10, No., pp.1-15,

Keywords: Experiences, mobile library, phenomenology, qualitative, volunteer

DOI: https://doi.org/10.37745/ijeld.2013/vol10n5pp116

Article Review Status: Published

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