Why Vounteer

A want versus a need. How to balance a checkbook. Don't you wish that someone had taught you those things as you were growing up?

Now there is someone. YOU!

Volunteers embody the heart of Junior Achievement. They bring a message of opportunity and economic understanding to classrooms. No matter what your profession, YOU can carry that message to children and change their lives forever.

Junior Achievement volunteers come from all walks of life. But they all have a common vision: sharing a message of hope and opportunity with each and every young person they reach. They are committed to the idea that as a community, we have a responsibility to ensure this generation is better prepared for success than any generation in history.

Through volunteer partnerships from organizations large and small, or individuals interested in sharing their experiences with the children of their community, JA’s classroom, JA BizTown and JA Finance Park volunteers inspire, prepare and empower. They band together to teach the importance of workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy to inspire a generation. Junior Achievement volunteers believe they can make a difference – and teach more than 44,000 students a year that they can make a difference, too.

As a Junior Achievement volunteers you can:

  • Show kids what's possible if they work hard, encouraging them to stay in school and achieve their dreams.
  • Be on the front line of changing current statistics regarding America’s competitiveness and financial illiteracy.
  • Experience those “ah-ha” moments when one of your students grasps a new concept.
  • Connect with your community, and learn about the challenges and successes local schools face.
  • Sharpen your presentation and coaching skills.
  • Represent your company and industry to students.

Junior Achievement provides the keys to your success: the training, the curriculum, and a classroom ready to meet you. All you need is your enthusiasm, your life experience, and a willingness to teach children about taking chances and shooting for the stars.

The Commitment

Your commitment could vary from a single school day to one-hour visits each week for 5-10 weeks, depending on the grade level of the program you choose. You can choose your classroom based on a number of factors: the age level of children that you enjoy interacting with, the proximity of the school to your office or home, the curriculum theme that most closely resembles your work experiences, or other variables. We're flexible! To decide which classroom fits you best, click on this link for a description of JA programs.

How Do I Volunteer?

Junior Achievement makes it easy for you to volunteer, click here to sign up. You will fill out the simple registration form. Welcome to Junior Achievement!