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Volunteers are the heart of JA.

One of Junior Achievement's greatest assets is the dedication of its many volunteers--people who volunteer in their local schools, making a difference one class at a time.

This year, Junior Achievement will impact the lives of over 55,000 young people in North Florida through volunteers like you. We will give these young people the tools to be financially capable, the skills to be ready for the world of work, and the inspiration to think with an entrepreneurial mind. But we cannot do it without your help. 

Build a bridge from the classroom to the future for our region's young people by serving as an in-classroom JA volunteer. We provide the training and curriculum. You provide your time, energy, and life experience to show these young people that with hard work, anything is possible. During your volunteer experience, you will guide students through topics on financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship.


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Current Volunteer Opportunities

JA in a Day as part of Wi$e Money Week

When: Monday, May 15, 2017

Smart Pope Livingston Elementary, 1128 Barber St, Jacksonville, FL 32209

Details: One 1st grade class and Three 2nd grade classes need volunteers for JA in a Day
Click here for more information about Wi$e Money Week and here for information about JA in a Day.

Contact Melissa Covery at melissa@JAjax.com; 904-398-9944 ext.226


Reverse Job Shadow as part of Wi$e Money Week

When: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where: Global Outreach Charter Academy, 9570 Regency Square Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32225

Details: Click here to learn more about JA Reverse Job Shadow.

Contact Melissa Covery at melissa@JAjax.com; 904-398-9944 ext.226



Volunteer at the JA Financial Literacy Center
1010 Acorn St, Jacksonville, FL

Opportunities available now through May 26, 2017. As a volunteer you will be at the Mitchell Community Center from 9:00 - 1:00 PM on the day you choose.

Click here to view time slots and sign up.


JA in a Day - Several Opportunities Available:

JA in a Day is a unique initiative that allows volunteers to teach all of the lessons of Junior Achievement's elementary school programs in an intensive and effective one-day effort.

During the course of JA in a Day, students will learn about various aspects of financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. At the end of the day, students will receive their JA certificates for completing the program. Learn more about JA in a Day.

Monday, May 22: JA in a Day at Oceanway Elementary School

1255 Gillespie Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32218

Details: 9:00 AM - 12 Noon. Grade levels K - 5 need volunteers to teach in their classrooms.

Contact Teresa Smith at teresa@JAjax.com; 904-398-9944 ext.227


Thursday, May 25: JA in a Day at Venetia Elementary School

4300 Timuquana Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32210

Details: 9:00 AM - 12 Noon. Grades levels K - 4

Contact Teresa Smith at teresa@JAjax.com; 904-398-9944 ext.227


Wednesday, May 31: JA in a Day at Highlands Elementary School

1000 De Paul Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32218

Details: Teach JA Our Region to 4th grade students

Contact Sabrina Kinslow at sabrina@JAjax.com; 904-398-9944 ext.225



Reverse Job Shadow

When: Monday, May 22, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Where: Matthew Gilbert Middle School, 1424 Franklin St, Jacksonville, FL 32206

Details: Click here to learn more about JA Reverse Job Shadow.

Contact Jonathan Bishop at jonathan@jajax.com; 904-398-9944 ext. 232


Reverse Job Shadow (JA Boy$)

When: Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Where: Young Men's Leadership Academy, 900 Acorn St, Jacksonville, FL 32209

Details: In partnership with our JA Boy$ program. JA Boy$ teaches Junior Achievement's programs in an all-male setting to facilitate learning. Click here to learn more about JA Reverse Job Shadow and click here to learn more about JA Boy$.

Contact Jonathan Bishop at jonathan@jajax.com; 904-398-9944 ext.232



JA Personal Finance (High School)

JA Personal Finance lessons are integrated into the curriculum for all classrooms participating in JA Finance Park VirtualVolunteers are needed to teach the JA Personal Finance portion, which focuses on earning money, spending money wisely through budgeting, saving and investing money, using credit cautiously and protecting one's personal finances.

The time commitment is one 90-minute class. That's it! Your professional expertise and serving as someone from the "outside world" coming into the classroom to teach complements what students are learning in the JA Finance Park Virtual curriculum. For information about volunteering contact Teresa Smith at 904-398-9944 ext.227 or email teresa@jajax.com.



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