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Volunteer Opportunities

For more information or questions, email Teresa Smith or call (904) 398-9944 ext.227. Learn more about volunteering with Junior Achievement.
 

Spring 2020 Volunteer Opportunities

Browse available volunteer opportunities below or contact Teresa Smith by calling 904-398-9944 ext.227 to find a classroom near you!
 

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Teach Traditional Junior Achievement Programs

JA Programs are grade-level specific and incorporate Junior Achievement's three pillars: Financial Literacy, Work Readiness, and Entrepreneurship. More information on JA Programs can be found here.
 
Volunteer opportunites are listed below:
 
 
Teach JA It's My Job (Soft Skills) at Mandarin Middle School
Equip students with the skills necessary to earn and keep a job by supporting with resume creation, interview preparation, and communication best practices in the workplace.
 
6 Classes available. 3 visits per class
1st: 9:30 -10:17
2nd: 10:21 - 11:08
3rd: 12:03 - 12:50
4th: 12:54 - 1:41
5th: 1:45 - 2:32
6th: 3:25 - 4:25
 
When:
Times listed above. Exact dates TBD upon volunteer availability  (January / February optimal)
Where:
Mandarin Middle School
5100 Hood Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32257
Sign Up:
Contact Amberly Brady or call 904-398-9944 ext.224
 
 
 
 
 
Teach a JA Program at Daniel Academy
Share the value of economic readiness from a young age with elementary students!
When:
3:00 - 4:00 PM on early release Wednesdays for 5 visits 
Where:
Daniel Academy
3725 Belfort Rd, Jacksonville, FL 
Sign Up: 
Contact Carly Norton or call 904-398-9944 ext.225
 
 
 
 
Teach JA More Than Money® to Elementary Students
Where:
Cedar Hills Elementary 6534 Ish Brant Rd, Jacksonville FL 32210
What:
Lesson 1- Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
Lesson 2- Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
Lesson 3- Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
Lesson 4- Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020
Lesson 5- Wednesday, May 13th, 2020
 
All lessons will be taught 5:00-6:00PM
 
Sign up:
Contact Stephen Burslem or call 904-398-9944 ext.232
 
 
 
 
Multiple Volunteer Opportunities at Duval Charter at Flagler Center
Where: 
12755 Flagler Center Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32258
When:
Fridays 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (date dependent on volunteer)
1 visit a week, for 5 weeks Starting January 17th and ending February 14th
 
What:
Teach JA Ourselves to Kindergarteners
  • 2 volunteers needed
Teach JA Our Families to First Graders
  • 1 volunteer needed
Teach JA Our Community to Second Graders
  • 1 volunteer needed
Teach JA More Than Money to Third, Fourth, or Fifth graders
  • 3 volunteers needed
Teach JA Economics for Success to Middle Schoolers
  • 3 volunteers needed
Sign up:
Contact Amberly Brady or call 904-398-9944 ext.224
 
 
 
 

JA in a Day

Teach a full JA program in one day at a local elementary school!  This team-building opportunity allows volunteers to spend a full school day in a classroom, providing hands-on lessons and activities to empower students from a young age to own their economic success! 
 
Sign up to teach in the 2019-2020 school year. See upcoming dates below. Contact Teresa Smith or click here for more information: JA in a Day.
 
 
 
Adopt an Elementary School on Jacksonville's Westside for a JA in a Day!
When:
Dates are flexible. Time: 8:30am-2:00pm
Between 20-40 volunteers (individual versus team teaching)
Where:
Jacksonville's Westside
Sign Up: 
Contact Carly Norton or call 904-398-9944 ext.225
 
 
 
 
 
Teach JA Our Families® at The Foundation Academy for JA in a Day!
4-8 volunteers needed
 
Inspire and educate kindergarten – second grade students by teaching an entire JA course in one day!  Your organization can volunteer as a team and focus one workday on empowering these students to see how jobs and businesses contribute to the well-being of the family and of the community!
Where:
The Foundation Academy
3675 San Pablo Road South, Jacksonville, FL 32244
When:
Friday, February 7, 2020 9:00 am – 1:30 pm. 
Sign Up:
Contact Amberly Brady or call 904-398-9944 ext.224
 
 
 
 
Adopt Beauclerc Elementary School for a JA in a Day!
Between 40-80 volunteers (individual versus team teaching)
When:
Dates are flexible. Ideal timeframe from 8:30-2:00 p.m. 
Where:
Beauclerc Elementary

4555 Craven Rd W, Jacksonville, FL 32257
Sign Up:
Contact Amberly Brady or call 904-398-9944 ext.224
 
 
 
 
Adopt Loretto Elementary School for a JA in a Day!
Between 50-100 volunteers (individual versus team teaching)
When:
Dates are flexible. Ideal timeframe from 8:30-2:00 p.m.
Where:
Loretto Elementary
3900 Loretto Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32223
Sign Up:
Contact Amberly Brady or call 904-398-9944 ext.224
 
 
 
 

JA Career Exploration Fair

JA Career Exploration Fair is an event where students learn about a range of career options across multiple career clusters. Volunteers share information about their businesses and/or jobs and students ask questions as the speakers or students rotate from station to station. Activities and implementation design will vary based on grade level. The JA Career Exploration Fair program requires a short time commitment from the volunteer and is a great way to connect with students. Learn more.
 
 
 
Friday, January 17th at Mandarin High School
40 businesses needed (1-2 volunteers per business).
Where:
Mandarin High School
4831 Greenland Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32258
When:
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sign Up:
Contact Amberly Brady or call 904-398-9944 ext.224
 
 
 
Thursday, February 27th at Englewood High School
40 businesses needed (1-2 volunteers per business).
Where:

Englewood High School
4412 Barnes Road Jacksonville, FL  32207
When:
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sign Up:
Please complete this form or contact Amberly Brady or call 904-398-9944 ext.224
 
 

JA GIRL$

Interested in volunteering with JA Girl$? Contact Carly Norton or call 904-398-9944 x225. Learn more about JA Girl$.

 
Middle School JA Economics for Success Weekly at Young Women's Leadership Academy
Dates flexible for 3 classroom visits at 10:30am-12:12pm or 12:15-1:45
2 volunteers needed
Female volunteers are needed to teach 8th grade girls valuable financial literacy skills such as how to earn money, spend it wisely within a budget, save and invest, use credit cautiously, and protect their personal finances.  If interested, please provide at least 5 dates where you would be eligible to volunteer and JA will confirm your 3 scheduled dates that match the school's schedule!
Where:
900 Acorn St, Jacksonville, FL 32209
 
 
 
Elementary School JA Programs with Girls Inc.
Volunteers are needed to teach elementary school Junior Achievement programs at Girls Inc after-school programs this year!  Volunteers are needed for each of the following opportunities
  • 3 visits to Parkwood Heights from 3:15-5:00 on 1/29, 2/26, 3/25

OR

  • 2 visits to Spring Park Elementary from 2:00-5:00 on 4/29 and 5/20

 

New High School Initiative:  JA Girl$ at Work
Studies show that women feel significantly less confident in making financial decisions, entering STEM related fields, and advancing to leadership roles in many high demand careers than their male counterparts.  60 girls will participate in JA Girl$ at Work to gain the empowerment they need from women in our community.
 
Interested in launching our program in October?  You can visit a local high school to share about your career trajectory and connect with a group of participants!  School participating are:
 
• Raines
• Ribault
• Westside
• Frank H. Peterson

 

If your organization is interested in hosting all 60 of the participants for a day of JA programming work readiness programming and a JA Job Shadow of your location in February, please contact Carly Norton or call 904-398-9944 x225.
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