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Become a Volunteer

Be A Role Model

All JA™ programs are taught by trained professionals who bring the lessons to life using their personal and professional experiences. JA’s proven turn-key programs provide students with experiential leaning in a classroom setting.

Helping young people develop life skills, observing “ah ha!” moments of discovery, and showing them the relevance of school to their lives is inspiring work. Knowing that you have made a difference in a child’s life is a satisfying feeling. We provide volunteers with everything needed to succeed, including training, materials, and lesson plan.

If you are interested in volunteering for Junior Achievement, please complete the form below.

2021- 2022 Volunteer Needs

If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, please contact Twanda McAlister (tmcalister@jagfc.org) or Kristine Dovale (kdovale@jagfc.org).

Bridgeport

School: BCYL (Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders) at Central HS 
Grades/Program: 
JA Personal Finance & JA Be Entrepreneurial
Delivery:
In Person (preferred) or Virtual 
Dates:
Tuesday and Thursday February 1st – May 19th, 2022
Volunteers needed:
1-3 per session (can be shared between multiple persons)

School: Wilbur Cross Elementary School
Grades/Program: K-8th – Traditional Program
Delivery: In-person (Volunteers required to wear masks)
Dates: Begins in April – specific dates TBD
Volunteers needed: 17

School: The Discovery Museum
Grades/Program: High School – JA Personal Finance & Its My Job
Delivery: In-person/Virtual
Dates: Wed., March 5th (9am-12pm) & Wed., May 7th (9am-12pm)
Volunteers needed: 1 or 2

Brookfield

School: Whisconier Middle School 
Grades/Program: 7th Grade – JA Economics for Success
Delivery: TBD
Dates: March 2022
Volunteers needed: 8

Danbury

School: Rogers Park
Grades/Program: 6th Grade- JA More than Money
Delivery: Virtual
Dates: JA in 2 Mornings – Feb 9th & 10th, 2022
Volunteers needed: 18

School: Rogers Park
Grades/Program: 8th Grade- Virtual Finance Park
Delivery: Virtual
Dates: Weekly – February 2022
Volunteers needed: 9-18

School: ACE (Alternative Center for Excellence)
Grades/Program: High School- Virtual Finance Park
Delivery: Virtual
Dates: Weekly – Spring 2022
Volunteers needed: 2

Stamford

School: Stamford Boys & Girls Club
Grades/Program:
Middle School – 6th-8th 
Delivery:
In-person (Vaccine and background check required)
Dates:
 February 7-11, or Wednesdays Feb. 2nd – March 2nd (4pm-5pm)
Volunteers needed: 1-2 per session (can be shared between multiple persons)

Stratford

School: Stratford High School
Grades/Program:
High School – JA Company Program
Delivery:
Virtual or in-person
Dates: 
February-June
Volunteers needed:
2-3 

School: Stratford High School
Grades/Program:
High School – JA Be Entrepreneurial
Delivery:
Virtual or in-person (occasional guest speakers)
Dates: 
TBD
Volunteers needed:
TBD

Volunteer Interest Fillable Form

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Junior Achievement Volunteer! 

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your preferences for volunteering and we will do our best to match you with a volunteer opportunity this year.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Training Videos

There are many Volunteer Training Videos available online from JA USA, other JA area offices, and individual postings from experienced volunteers and students. By searching “Junior Achievement Volunteer Training”, you will find several videos about volunteering for JA, tips and techniques for working with students, tutorials by lesson for your specific JA program, and much more.

  • Access the Junior Achievement USA YouTube channel, JA YouTube channel, to view new video resources for volunteers.
  • Be specific in your search. For example, if you are preparing to teach JA’s second grade program and would like to learn more about how to present lesson 1, search “JA Our Community Session 1”.
  • When looking at program specific videos, be sure you are viewing the most recent video posted by date published. JA program content is updated continuously on a rotating basis; check that the video you select matches your JA kit materials.

Information for Virtual Volunteers

For our elementary school volunteers, please click here to read through your Virtual Volunteer presenter guides.

For our middle school volunteers, please click here to read through your Virtual Volunteer presenter guides.

Other Volunteer Information 

Click here for details on the JA Volunteer Self-Guided Training Course

Prepare to be Awesome Guide – Beam-In Volunteer

Prepare to be Awesome Guide – Leading a Session Remote Volunteer

Prepare to be Awesome Guide – Recorded Video Volunteer

 

As a JA volunteer, I see how this program gives students the opportunity to explore important business concepts. I am always impressed with the activities and the way the activities tie in important business concepts in a fun and meaningful way. It is very rewarding to see the students learn, and it is exciting to see their enthusiasm for the program and activities.

4th Grade Bridgeport Volunteer

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