Volunteer with Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement (JA) is in the business of empowering young people to own their economic success and YOU can help! Junior Achievement provides the curriculum, the training, and the classroom for each JA volunteer. We are currently looking for individuals like you to share your enthusiasm and your experiences with students. Volunteers are an integral part of the success of Junior Achievement programs; they serve as positive role models for the students while relaying thoughtful advice, providing guidance, and teaching proven lessons on money, careers, and business ownership. You will be able to relate your real world experiences to the Junior Achievement lessons you teach while easily connecting it to what students are already leaning in their regular classroom. With your help, we can bring valuable financial literacy, workforce-readiness, and entrepreneurship skills to students in grades K-12!

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FAQs about volunteering with JA

Q. What is the role of Junior Achievement Volunteers?

Junior Achievement classroom volunteers serve as instructors in local K-12 classrooms presenting structured curriculum developed by Junior Achievement. Volunteers compliment the curriculum by sharing their personal and employment experiences with the kids.

Q. How are Junior Achievement volunteers prepared to serve as instructors?

Junior Achievement offers local instructor orientation sessions before classes begin.

Q. Where do Junior Achievement volunteers serve as instructors?

Junior Achievement instructors teach in area K-12 schools.

Q. Can Junior Achievement volunteers select a specific school or teacher?

Yes, the office tries to accommodate volunteer requests for a specific school or teacher.

Q. What is the commitment for a Junior Achievement volunteer during the school year?

Elementary School:
  Five 30-45 minute classroom presentations
Middle School:
  Six 45 minute classroom presentations
High School:
  Seven 45 minute classroom presentations

*All classroom presentations require some preparation time before entering the classroom.

Q. How can I get more information and/or register as a volunteer?

Please contact Abby Phillips, Program Manager, at abby@jaforkids.com or (270) 782-0280