How to Start Volunteering with JA | Junior Achievement USA

Junior Achievement Volunteer Training

We Make it as Easy as Possible!

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!

Next, you'll be contacted by your local JA office to set up a training and receive your classroom materials. Or simply find out which JA office is nearest you and contact them directly.

How to Prepare for Your JA Sessions:

Meeting with the Teacher
Observing the Students
Presenting Sessions
Pre-/Post-Program Surveys


Working with Students:

General Tips
Meeting the Students
Teaching Strategies
Managing the Class
After-School or Alternative Setting



JA-in-a-Day  See how the day will flow, where to go, and how to prepare.
Traditional JA Program Delivery  What to wear, where to park, and what to bring.
Class Management Part 1  Tips on managing a classroom.
Class Management Part 2  Tips on managing a classroom.
Diverse Learners Learn why students have different backgrounds and different ways of learning.
Digital Assets & Classroom Technology  Learn student engagement strategies and gain an understanding of the workshop model instruction.
Student Engagement Strategies How to connect with students
Student Engagement Strategies Techniques for transitioning
JA BizTown Learn how volunteers engage with students during business start-up.


Tell Us What You Think!

Program Content and Instruction Survey — JA wants to know what you think. We encourage you to participate in a survey about your volunteer experience. It only takes 10 minutes to complete. The results assist with the assessment of program content, implementation and impact. Your responses are anonymous.

Questions? Email

  • "Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."

    -Junior Achievement Student

Get Involved with Junior Achievement!

If you would like to volunteer, request a program, or volunteer with JA,
please reach out to a JA near you!