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.

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 up with a volunteer opportunity this year. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Volunteer Resources

Volunteer FAQs

Volunteer FAQs - JA in a Day

Volunteer FAQs - Blended Program

Volunteer and Teachers Roles

Top 10 Characteristics of JA Volunteers

Workshop Model

Student Engagement Strategies

Student Characteristics

JA Learning Platform Quick Start Guide

Classroom Teaching Tips and Techniques

Blended Program Basics

Blended Program Basics - JA in a Day

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.

  • 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.
  • Access the Junior Achievement USA YouTube channel, JA YouTube channel, to see helpful tutorials on JA’s newer Blended Model programs.

The following JA programs have additional information and training videos available through the JA Learning Platform, https://access.ja.org/. Login credentials and instructions on how to access this content are available through your JA staff contact.

  • JA Our Families
  • JA Our City
  • JA Our Region
  • JA More than Money

Testimonials

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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