Volunteer | Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas

 

Volunteering with Junior Achievement

 

It's no secret that there are widespread needs across our region, and often it's hard to feel like you're making a difference in the lives of those who need it most. Statistics show us that the best way to help a young person succeed is to personally engage with them. Junior Achievement volunteers do just that - delivering hands on curriculum programs surrounding preparation for the workforce, personal finance, and being entrepreneurial that are designed to help students identify and unleash their own boundless potential and achieve a fulfilled future. 


  • SHARE YOUR STORY WITH STUDENTS


  • INSPIRE AND PREPARE THEM FOR THE FUTURE


  • MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY

     

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How it Works

Two Ways To Volunteer
1

CLICK:
FILL OUT OUR INTEREST FORM

Complete this short form so we can get to know you and your interests to help match you with the right needs.

 

Choose Your Schedule
2

CONNECT:
Schedule YOUR TRAINING

In order to help make your volunteer experience(s) as memorable as possible, we help you get prepared with a short training. Once you complete your interest form, a member of our team will be in touch with available dates.

During the Visit
3

CHOOSE:
SELECT YOUR PROGRAM

Your volunteer commitment will vary depending upon your program choice. Your training will help you find the right fit for your interests, experience, and schedule.

Congratulations!
4

CHANGE:
IMPACT STUDENTS' Lives

The JA volunteer is the most important component of the work we do. You will be amazed at the impact you are able to make in a student's life when you share your story to help them understand their own boundless potential as they prepare to identify, navigate, and achieve a fulfilled future!

Ways To Volunteer

JA Classroom and Student Events

JA Classroom and Student Events

Where: School Campus
Time Investment: Five to six hours on one day, or across several days

Junior Achievement offers exciting, interactive classroom curriculum for all grade levels. JA Classroom Programs and student events allow volunteers to enter a school classroom and spend a day delivering these activities to students, sharing their own experiences, and helping students navigate and understand their own boundless potential and how it fits into the world.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

JA BizTown and JA Finance Park

JA BizTown and JA Finance Park

Where: Junior Achievement TowneBank Opportunity HQ (1701 N Graham Street, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC)
Time Investment: Five to six hours on one day

JA BizTown and JA Finance Park are on-site hands-on experiential programs for 4th and 10th grade students, respectively. Designed to immerse students in real-life activities like running a business and managing a personal budget, volunteers help facilitate these programs, offer personal stories, answer student questions, and build students' confidence as they explore new skills and opportunities.
 

JA Job Shadow, Symposium, Entrepreneurial Learning Lessons

JA Job Shadow, Symposium, Entrepreneurial Learning Lessons

Where: At your company or organization
Time Investment: Five to six hours on one day

Middle and high school students learn best when they are removed from their normal learning environments and invited into a new one. Corporate partners enjoy hosting groups of students for experiences including a JA Job Shadow, JA Symposiums, and a unique speaker series entitled Entrepreneurial Launch Lessons. These exciting programs help students understand how they are wired and ways in which they can fit and contribute in the workforce as they prepare to make decisions about their futures.

Junior Achievement Events

Junior Achievement Events

Where: Varies
Time Investment: Varies

Throughout the year, JA hosts various community events to help support its mission. From golf tournaments to the North Carolina Business Hall of Fame, these events are an exciting way to engage and strengthen JA's work in the community, and JA relies on the time and effort of faithful volunteer partners to help make them a success!

Are you a JA Alumni? We would love to hear from you to learn how JA impacted your life. Get Involved and learn how you can re-engage with us!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it challenging interacting with the students?

You will most likely find that students are extremely excited to have you in the classroom, and are eager to hear about your life experiences.

What is the investment time for me as a JA volunteer?

Typically, a JA program is taught for one hour a day for a total of five days. JA programs and volunteer trainings have been developed to be completely turn-key and hassle free for you.

Does JA really have an impact on communities?

Yes, and in several different ways. Impact studies have shown the positive effect JA provides youth on their future outlook, and volunteerism has numerous proven benefits for adults in their personal life and attitude to organizations who provide this opportunity to them. 

Can I choose what program and class I would like to volunteer?

Absolutely! Your JA coordinator will work with you to make sure you have the best experience possible!
  • "Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."

    -Junior Achievement Student

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