JA BizTown Volunteers
JA BizTown requires a minimum of 17 adult volunteers to successfully run the facility on student visit days. This number can fluctuate up or down depending on how many students are participating on a given day. Each school will be notified of how many volunteers are alloted for their visit day. Volunteers are used to oversee a business and help ensure student success throughout the day.
The time commitment is minimal compared to the significant impact you make! JA BizTown is a 4 1/2 hour long visit day. Volunteers are asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to the students. Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis provides online training information so that you are comfortable with the experience prior to arriving. JA staff will be available to answer your questions or make suggestions and will provide full support throughout the visit day.
Volunteers like you make a big difference in the lives of our JA BizTown students. You can make an impact by spending your time with them and sharing your own stories and experiences.
If you are currently scheduled with JA as a volunteer in JA BizTown by your school, company, or JA, please click here for registration and training.
Check out JA BizTown here!
What do JA BizTown volunteers have to say?
"My students enjoyed themselves greatly! JA BizTown gave them a chance to experience their futures today. They were able to obtain and maintain their jobs. I'm proud of what they accomplished and thank you." - Classroom Teacher
"JA BizTown was such a fun volunteering experience, much different than other typical service days. We got to watch the kids have fun, take their jobs seriously, and learn about the real world and responsibiity. I wish I got to go to BizTown when I was an elementary student!" - Community Volunteer
"I think the whole JA event went great. Well run and organized, the kids did a lot of pre work to help understand their role in their particular business and what it takes to run a business successfully. They now have a better knowledge on how sales help a business, and added expenses and taxes can affect the bottom line negatively. I had my CFO tell me "This is a lot of work being a CFO", so it helped them realize that work is hard, and to be at the top, to get the larger paycheck in their account, they are going to have to work for it. It also gives the children some real life experience with Banks, bank accounts, balancing that account, and using your credit cards." - Corporate Volunteer
By volunteering with JA, you can make a difference in your community and inspire a future generation!