Volunteer with JA

As a Junior Achievement volunteer, you will inspire kids to achieve a more fulfilling career and life by contributing your professional insights and personal experiences to the programs you teach.
We have several types of in-person and virtual volunteer opportunities with varying time commitments. Volunteers can teach JA curriculum, share their career path story, record vidoes, assist at a JA event, coach emerging entrepreneurs, or help facilitate our JA BizTown or JA Finance Park simulations.

2022 – 2023 JA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteers Ja Dallas

JA CAPSTONE PROGRAMS

JA BIZTOWN

  • 4th – 6th Grade
  • In-Person
  • 5-6 hours (one day)
  • Volunteers help 4th-6th grade students run their ‘businesses’ during our JA BizTown simulation in which students learn about jobs, money, and their local economy.

JA FINANCE PARK

  • 7th – 12th Grade
  • In-Person
  • 5-6 hours (one day)
  • Volunteers assist with our budgeting simulation where students must learn to manage a month’s worth of adult finances.

JA IN THE CLASSROOM

JA IN A DAY

  • Kindergarten – 5th Grade
  • In-Person and Virtual
  • 5-6 hours (one day)
  • Take over the classroom and deliver our JA curriculum to Kindergarten – 5th grade students introducing students to financial literacy, career readiness and entrepreneurial concepts.

JA TRADITIONAL

  • Kindergarten – 5th Grade
  • In-Person and Virtual
  • 1 hour volunteer session over 5 weeks
  • Visit a classroom five times over the course of a semester to deliver our JA curriculum to Kindergarten – 5th grade students introducing students to financial literacy, career readiness and entrepreneurial concepts.

JA COLLEGE & CAREER PROGRAMS

JA CAREER DAYS

  • Available for all ages
  • In-Person
  • 1-3 hours
  • Visit a school campus to share your educational and career journey, the company you work for, and your daily work-life so students can gain career insight. Companies can also sign up with multiple team members from various departments to provide students with a broader understanding of career opportunities.

JA CAREER SPEAKER SERIES EVENTS

  • Available for all ages
  • Virtual
  • 30mins - 1 hour
  • Logon to Zoom with a JA staff member to record a session about your professional and career journey and give insight about diversity in the workplace. Companies can also sign up with multiple team members from various departments to provide students with a broader understanding of career opportunities for underrepresented populations amongst various industries.

JA GLOBAL SUCCESS

  • 3rd – 5th grade
  • In-Person or Virtual
  • 1-hour volunteer session with 20-minute training prior to session date
  • Introduce elementary students to the supply chain, key aspects of the global economy, what makes world trade work, and how trade affects students’ daily lives with a JA Global Success session. Classroom learning comes to life as students participate in a virtual simulation exploring the currency and trade of various countries.

JA BOLD GIRLS PROGRAM

JA FEMALEPRENEUR BUSINESS COACH

  • In-Person and Virtual
  • At least 3 one-hour volunteer session
  • Visit a JA female-focused program multiple times over the course of a semester to deliver our JA Company Program curriculum and provide business coaching to JA Emerging Entrepreneur students focused on teaching the practical skills required to conceptualize, capitalize, and manage their own business venture.

JA LAUNCH LESSON FEMALEPRENEUR SPEAKER

  • In-Person and Virtual
  • 1 Hour
  • Visit a school campus to share your entrepreneurial journey as a female entrepreneur. During the one hour visit, female entrepreneurs share what inspired them to start their own business and share their lessons learned with participants of the JA BOLD Girls program.

JA EMERGING ENTREPRENEURS

JA BUSINESS COACH

  • In-Person and Virtual
  • At least 3 one-hour volunteer session
  • Visit a JA classroom multiple times over the course of a semester to deliver our JA Company Program curriculum and provide business coaching to JA Emerging Entrepreneur students focused on teaching the practical skills required to conceptualize, capitalize, and manage their own business venture.

JA SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT

  • In-Person and Virtual
  • 1 hour volunteer session
  • Visit a JA classroom or record a video to provide students with real-world insight to the topics presented in our JA Company Program curriculum focused on the practical skills required to manage a business venture.

JA LAUNCH LESSON SPEAKER

  • In-Person and Virtual
  • 1 Hour
  • Visit a school campus to share your entrepreneurial journey. During the one hour visit, entrepreneurs share what inspired them to start their own business and share their lessons learned.