Purpose: Junior Achievement of Southwest Virginia, Inc. is a non-profit that empowers young people to own their economic success.


Mission: Our volunteers deliver programs to Kindergarten through 12th grade students that foster our three pillars of economic success: work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. The programs developed by Junior Achievement use experiential learning that inspires kids to dream big and reach their potential.


What's involved: Junior Achievement will train and prepare you to enter the classroom feeling ready to teach! Your volunteer kit contains everything you need to conduct your lessons, including a guidebook that takes you step-by-step through each lesson. You and your assigned teacher will decide on a class schedule that works best for both of you.

What is the time commitment? 

  •   Once a week* for a total of
  •   5 Lessons   (elementary)                 or                 6 lessons (middle school)
  •   30-45 minutes each                                                  40-55  minutes each
  • Other scheduling arrangements, such as completing the whole program in one day or one week, are possible.

 Our volunteer needs: We have volunteer opportunities in Roanoke County, Roanoke City, and Salem, plus Montgomery, Franklin, Carroll, and Botetourt Counties.

Kids inspired for a lifetime!

Thank you for making a difference in a child's life!

To sign-up, create a profile on JA Engage.