JA Volunteers are needed! We’ll help you select the ideal school and/or grade level opportunity that works with your schedule. Plus, we’ll make it easy by providing you with all the training and materials you need to be prepared.
Volunteering with Junior Achievement
A want versus a need. How to balance a checkbook. Don’t you wish that someone had taught you those things as you were growing up? Now there is someone. YOU. All we need is your enthusiasm, life experience, and a willingness to teach children about how you took chances and shot for the stars.
Junior Achievement provides the training, curriculum, and a classroom ready to meet you!
MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY
By being a JA volunteer and sharing your personal and professional experiences and skills with students from your community, you help them make the connection between what they are learning in school and what they will need to succeed in work and life.
INSPIRE A FUTURE GENERATION
For a time investment of just five to seven 45 minute sessions, you may be the difference between a young person in your community just making ends meet or getting a more fulfilling career and life.
JA PROVIDES AN AMAZING AND REWARDING VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
JA gives you an opportunity through your employer’s volunteer program (or on your own) to impact young people in your community in a positive way with simple to implement learning experiences on financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. This will empower young people to own their economic success.
How it works
During the visit
Your commitment could vary from a single school day to a weekly visit of one hour each for 5-10 weeks. It all depends on the grade level of the program you choose. You can choose your classroom based on a number of factors. We’re flexible!
Students love the hands-on learning opportunities that JA learning experiences provide. The JA volunteer is the critical component in the success of JA learning experiences, and sharing their professional or personal experiences that align with JA learning experience content helps students see how JA can help them achieve their dreams!
Choose your schedule
Whichever way you get to JA, your JA education manager will coordinate schedules with you and a classroom teacher. They will also provide you with a short but effective training session and will make sure you are completely ready for your amazing experience!
Two paths to volunteer
JA partners with organizations that provide monetary support to help deliver JA programs and to develop other partnership efforts. These organizations also offer their employee base to be volunteers in the classroom to deliver JA learning experiences.
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Individuals in our community can reach out directly to us to set-up a time to volunteer in the classroom.