Becoming a JA Volunteer
A want versus a need. How to balance a checkbook. Don't you wish that someone had taught you those things as you were growing up?
Now there is someone. YOU. All we need is your enthusiasm, life experience, and a willingness to teach children about how you took chances and shot for the stars. Junior Achievement provides the training, curriculum, and a classroom ready to meet you.
What is a commitment?
Your commitment could vary from a single school day to a weekly visit of one hour each for five to 10 weeks. It all depends on the grade level of the program you choose. You can choose your classroom based on a number of factors. We're flexible!
You'll next be contacted by your local JA office to set up training and give you classroom materials. Or simply find out which JA office is nearest you and contact them directly.
The elementary school program consists of five (5) - 30 to 45 minute sessions.
The middle grades program consists of six (6) to eight (8) - 45 minute sessions.
The high school program consists of five (5) to ten (10) - 45 minute sessions.
A volunteers come from all walks of life. But they all have a common vision: sharing a message of hope and opportunity with each and every young person they reach.
Through volunteer partnerships from organizations large and small, or individuals interested in sharing their experiences with the children of their community, JA's 245,000 classroom volunteers inspire, prepare, and empower. They band together to teach the importance of workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. JA volunteers believe they can make a difference - and teach 8 million students a year that they can make a difference, too
If you are already a JA volunteer, we thank you. It's your effort and selfless dedication that truly makes a difference. If you haven't yet had the opportunity, register to volunteer today. The impact will last a lifetime.