Who is a Junior Achievement Volunteer?
A want versus a need. How to balance a checkbook. Don’t you wish that someone had taught you those things as you were growing up? Now there is someone. YOU.
All we need is your enthusiasm, life experience, and a willingness to teach children about how you took chances and shot for the stars. Junior Achievement provides the training, curriculum, and a classroom ready to meet you.
Junior Achievement volunteers, in cooperation with the teacher, lead structured activities and discussions on work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills.
During the 2015-2016 school year, more than 1,500 local business professionals, community leaders, parents, retirees, and college students assisted Junior Achievement by either entering classrooms to teach JA economic programs or helping run JA BizTown® for a day. JA volunteers who teach in the classroom provide students with postive adult role-models. JA volunteers impact students through building self-confidence, developing skills and finding avenues of success, offering encouragement, and imparting the necessary enrichment needed to promote healthy bonds.
Note: If you are registering as a BizTown volunteer for a school field trip, please go to the BizTown page of our website and follow the links from there. Thank you!
See the FAQ as a PDF here: FAQ
Check out this volunteer video: Watch https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-usa/volunteers
Questions? Please call us at 865-457-2461!