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
How it Works
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.
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.
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
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 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
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
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!
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Frequently Asked Questions
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What is the investment time for me as a JA volunteer?
Does JA really have an impact on communities?
Can I choose what program and class I would like to volunteer?
"Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."
"Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."
"I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."
"I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."