- Letter, memo or email (over top manager's name)
- An article in the company newsletter
- Internal incentive program for veteran volunteers to help recruit others
- Completion of card or form showing interest, followed by a call from a JA staff member
- Identifying one person from each of the business's locations to assist in recruiting volunteers
- Presentation by a JA staff member and veteran consultant from your company
What Motivates Volunteers?
- Desire to make a difference in young people's lives
- Desire to develop or polish their presentation skills
- Perhaps they wanted to teach, but for reasons of their own, never had a chance
- Want to give students a learning opportunity they wish they had in school
- Some feel that participation will gain them notice of supervisors who support the programs
- Opportunity to represent their business and themselves in a positive manner
- Add volunteer activities to resume
- Personal satisfaction
Some Methods Businesses have used to Support/Reward Volunteers
- Letter of commendation from CEO*
- Reimbursement for mileage to and from school
- Small fund to cover classroom expenses, i.e. incentives
- Words of praise from supervisor or CEO*
- List of volunteers or article in company newsletter
- Breakfast or luncheon award ceremony (plaques, certificates, medallions)
"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."