Training Information

Thank you for your commitment to serve as a Junior Achievement volunteer this year.

Below you will find resources that will help you become an effective Junior Achievement volunteer.

"The highlight of this program for me is when the students would get excited to learn the material. Their eyes would light up when I walked into the room because they knew that they were going to participate in a JA lesson that day." - JA volunteer

Please click on the links below to watch some brief videos about volunteering for Junior Achievement:

Traditional JA Program Delivery

Leading a JA Session - Introduction

Leading a JA Session - Activity

Leading a JA Session - Summary

Elementary Classroom Management - Part 1

Elementary Classroom Management - Part 2

Middle and High School Classroom Management - Part 1

Middle and High School Classroom Management - Part 2

Working with Diverse Learners - Part 1

Working with Diverse Learners - Part 2

Questions or Concerns?
Contact Maria DeLucca at mdelucca@janepa.org or call (570) 602-3600.

JA Volunteer Conduct Policy

These standards shall be conveyed verbally and in writing by Junior Achievement staff to volunteers teaching for the first time. Standards are to be conveyed in writing to all volunteers prior to their first visit to the classroom each semester.

Volunteers should not:

  • have any inappropriate contact inside or outside the classroom with any student met through their Junior Achievement class, including those students 18 years of age or older.
  • be in contact with any student inside or outside the classroom unless that student's teacher, another school-sanctioned adult, or the student's parent or guardian is present or aware of the situation.
  • be in contact with any student inside or outside the classroom without the prior knowledge or consent of the local Junior Achievement staff.

Exceptions would include routine business activity or bona fide job interviews for students 15 years of age or older, conducted at a regular place of business and during regular business hours.

Some examples of inappropriate conduct include:

  • Violations of state laws regarding child abuse, providing alcohol to minors, or having alcohol on a school campus, etc.
  • Dress that violates school dress codes or is inconsistent with normal business attire.
  • Use of profanity or inappropriate language in the classroom.
  • Physical contact which is inappropriate to a teacher-pupil professional relationship considering the age and sex of the student.

These are examples only and not intended to be a comprehensive list. There could be other actions not listed herein which could result in suspension or dismissal as a volunteer.

Allegations of violation of these standards will result in immediate suspension as a Junior Achievement volunteer. If an investigation by the proper authorities determines a violation occurred, it will result in the immediate and permanent dismissal as a Junior Achievement volunteer.