JA BizTown Volunteers
How to Become a Volunteer
If your child is participating in JA BizTown at school, please contact his/her teacher for details on volunteering for their simulation visit. Your child's teacher will have the sign-up information and details for your school's volunteer training options.
If you are interested in volunteering in JA BizTown through your company, please contact Faith Johnson for more information about potential volunteer opportunities.
The Role of a JA BizTown Volunteer
In JA BizTown, we strive to create an environment in which students are empowered to make their own decisions. Volunteers play an important role in supporting students as they complete their job tasks, and helping them work through the challenges they face as a business team. Some of the specific responsibilities of volunteers are:
- supervise the safety of 4-12 students within a particular business
- facilitate business group discussions
- help individual students understand job instructions
- provide encouragement and support
- watch for teachable moments to make connections to real-life situations
By sharing your personal and professional experiences and skills with students, you help them make the connection between what they are learning in school and the skills they will need to succeed in work and life.
As a JA BizTown volunteer, you will complete our volunteer training prior to your visit. Some of the documents used in this training are provided below for your review.