Classroom Program Volunteer Information
Junior Achievement's volunteer-led kindergarten-12th grade classroom programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy skills. Our programs use hands-on learning to inspire students to have a bright future by realzing the value of today's education.
By being a JA volunteer and sharing your personal and professional experiences and skills with students from your community, you help them make the connection between what they are learning in school and what they will need to exceed in work and life.
JA volunteers choose which grade level in which to volunteer. Each program has 5-8 sessions, depending on the grade level. For the investment of only 30 to 55 minutes per session, you may be the difference between a young person in your community just making ends meet or getting a more fulfilling career and life.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How much time will it take?
Each program has 5-8 sessions and each session is 30 minutes to 55 minutes depending on the grade level you choose. There are about 20 minutes of prep time before each session. JA programs have been developed to be completely turn-key and hassle free for you.
Are materials provided?
Yes. Junior Achievement provides you with updated, step-by-step materials, activities, and discussion ideas developed by professionals. JA provides each new volunteer with a short but effective on-line or in-person orientation to make sure you are completely ready for your amazing experience.
What does a JA volunteer do?
Volunteers present the JA program right in the schools' classrooms. Using hands-on activities relevant to student interests and lifestyles, volunteers enrich the curriculum with their own experiences. Everything needed to present the program is provided. Local JA staff members work with you every step of the way.
Can I choose the program and class in which I would like to volunteer?
Absolutely! Your JA program manager will work with you to make sure you have the best experience possible.