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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.

Are you interested in being a virtual volunteer? We need your help! Check out these volunteer needs below and please contact Jennifer Murphy-Pitcher for details. Immediate needs are noted with an asterisk. **

Ansonia:
Ansonia Middle School
Grade: 7th
Program: Financial Literacy Night with Charger Club
Date: April 27th (6:30pm-7:30pm)
Volunteers needed: 2 volunteers needed

Bethel:
Bethel Middle School **
Grade: 8th Grade
Program: ‘JA It’s my Future’ In 1 Morning
Date: May (TBD)
Volunteers needed: 10 volunteers needed

Bridgeport:
Roosevelt School
Grade: 6th-8th Grade
Program: Virtual Traditional Program
Date: Late April
Volunteers needed: TBD

Roosevelt School
Grade: 2 5th Grade classes
Program: Virtual Traditional
Date: End of April/Beginning of May
Volunteers needed: TBD

Danbury:
Broadview Middle School
Grade: 8th Grade
Program: ‘JA Global Marketplace’
Date: TBD
Volunteers needed: 5 volunteers needed

Derby:
Irving Elementary School
Grade: K & 3rd
Program: TBD
Date: TBD
Volunteers needed: TBD

Shelton:
Perry Hill School **
Grade: 5th/6th Grade
Program: Virtual JA in 2 Mornings
Date: May 11th & May 18th (8:20am-11:20am)
Volunteers needed: 20 volunteers needed

 

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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Are you a JA Alum, Volunteer, Educator, Student, or supporter of JA? We want to hear your story! Click the button below to submit.

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