Volunteer FAQs

WHO WE ARE

JA is the world's largest and fastest growing educational non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring young people to succeed in a global economy.

Through a dedicated volunteer network, JA provides in-school and after-school programs to students in grades K-12.

Programs focus on 3 key areas: financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness.

WHAT WE DO

In partnership with business and community volunteers, JA brings the real world to the classroom – opening students' minds to their potential and preparing them for the workforce.

JA programs help to build the bridge between school learning and young people's future success in the work world and in their lives.
 
HOW WE DO IT
Our classroom volunteers teach JA curriculum in the classroom.

Minimal time commitment

  • 30 - 45 minute lessons
  • 5 lessons - grades K through 5
  • 6 lessons - grades 6 through 8
  • 5+ lessons - high school (depending on program)

Three deliver models

  • Traditional: 1 lesson per week for consecutive weeks (arranged between volunteer and teacher)
  • JA in a Day: all lessons taught back-to-back over the course of one school day
  • JA in 2 Mornings: all lessons taught over the course of 2 mornings (8:00 - 11:00)

JA provides

  • Orientation (90 minutes)
  • Complete curriculum with all materials necessary to deliver lessons, contained in a 'kit' including a step-by-step program guidebook.

Teacher's role

  • Remains in the classroom
  • Maintains discipline
  • Groups students for activities
  • Connects JA curriculum with school curriculum

JA IS FUN

JA is fun for students and rewarding for volunteers.
  • hands-on activities
  • role models
  • no homework or tests

WHY IS JA RELEVANT FOR YOU?

JA provides you with a hassle-free, turn-key way for you to give to your community. When you see how the kids react and get excited about what you are teaching them, you see the impact NOW.