Junior Achievement provides many kinds of opportunities for volunteers with different skills and availability. Throughout the year there are classroom and field trip experiences, events and opportunities onsite at the Youth Learning Lab and virtually.
JA is most known for volunteer experiences that connect young people to volunteer mentors who teach them about entrepreneurship, financial decision making, and career preparedness. By sharing their personal and work experiences, Junior Achievement volunteers infuse real-world relevancy into traditional learning. Volunteers bring learning to life for students, helping them not only to better understand Junior Achievement lessons, but also helping them make the correlation between their education and the opportunities it provides.
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Junior Achievement volunteers help students build a solid foundation of important life skills and practice crucial real-world behaviors. In short, JA volunteers inspire kids to stay on the path towards a bright future. As a volunteer, you show young people what’s possible. For them. For their city.
Volunteering opportunities range from 45-minute classroom visits to one-day JA BizTown simulations to event & office assistance. Both in-person and virtual volunteering opportunities are available. Check out the Junior Achievement Volunteer Hub page to see upcoming volunteer needs. Don’t see anything that meets your needs? Reach out to Sara Swearingen to build a custom volunteer experience!
No specific knowledge or experience is needed. Materials, subject matter and training are provided. You just need the desire to help local students succeed in their future.
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