Volunteer Training Videos
Junior Achievement has produced these videos to help prepare you to effectively deliver JA programs to students in your community. Are you nervous or unsure about how to manage a class full of energetic students? Do you need help going through the materials in your JA program kit? Don't worry! All the information you need is right here.
Are you wondering what to wear, where to park or what to bring? Watch this short video to learn the answers to your questions and more.
Do you have questions about how the day will flow, where to go or how to prepare? Watch this short video to prepare for your volunteer experience.
As you prepare for your volunteer experience, watch this short video to learn techniques on connecting with students.PDF Supplement
After watching Elementary Classroom Management- Part 1, view this video to learn and observe useful classroom management tips.PDF Supplement
Do you have questions about the behaviors you may encounter in the classroom? If so, watch this short video and learn tips and techniques you can use when working with students.PDF Supplement
After watching Middle & High School Classroom Management Part 1, watch this video to learn tips for managing the classroom and keeping the students focused on learning outcomes.PDF Supplement
Curious about the diversity you may encounter during your JA volunteer experience? In this short video about learning styles, tips and strategies to use when working with students in a diverse environment.PDF Supplement
Leading a Junior Achievement Session
In this video you will learn student engagement strategies and gain an understanding of the workshop model instruction. Watch as the JA volunteer shares the day's learning goals, gauges what the students already know and presents new information in a JA session.
This video will share suggestions for managing the activity portion of a JA session including how to lead a smooth activity, engage the students in the learning process and turn the work of learning over to the students.
After the excitement of an activity, remember that the JA session isn't over! During this important portion of a JA session watch as the volunteer helps the students reflect on the day's learning and then leads a review of the concepts taught.
JA BizTown Volunteer Training
The following series of three videos provides volunteers an overview of the JA BizTown simulation day and student learning goals. Each video focuses on specific elements of the day and provides a model of how to get the day started, how to manage the tasks happening in your assigned business and how to support students.
This ten-minute video focuses on how volunteers engage with students during business start-up, including an essential "to-do list" and examples of ways to help effectively direct student activity.
This six-minute video focuses on the central portion of the day, illustrating the timeline for student workflow, break schedules, visits to the JA BizTown bank, and business meetings.
This six-minute video focuses on the last part of the simulation visit, from the final student shopping opportunity to business clean up and dismissal.
The viewing of these videos does not replace the required volunteer training. Please contact your local JA staff for complete training details.