Volunteering with Junior Achievement

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 only an hour each day in one week, 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 programs on financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. This will empower young people to own their economic success.

How it Works

Two Ways To Volunteer

Two Ways To Volunteer

JA partners with organizations that provide monetary support to help develop programs and other partnership efforts, and they also provide their employee base to be volunteers in the classroom to deliver JA programming.

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Individuals in their community can reach out directly to their local JA Area to set-up a time to volunteer in the classroom.

Choose Your Schedule

Choose Your Schedule

Whichever way you get to JA, your JA Program 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!

During the Visit

During the Visit

Your commitment could vary from a single school day to a weekly visit of one hour each for five to 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 programs provide. The JA volunteer is the critical component in the success of JA programs, and sharing their professional or personal experiences that align with JA program content helps students see how JA can help them achieve their dreams!

Are you a JA Alumn? We would love to see you again! We bet Junior Achievement made a difference in your life! Learn how you can re-engage with us through the JA Alumni Society.

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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

Get Involved with Junior Achievement!

If you would like to volunteer, request a program, or volunteer with JA,
please reach out to a JA near you!