Current Volunteer Opportunities

PwC employee and JA Volunteer teaches students about various jobs in the community during a JA Day. 

JA Day

JA in a Day is a unique initiative that allows volunteers to teach the lessons of Junior Achievement's elementary school programs in an effective one-day effort.  During the course of JA in a Day, students learn about various aspects of financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship.  For instance, students in the second grade learn about "Our Community" and will have a chance to see how money moves through a community, creating jobs and generating tax proceeds that pay for schools, parks and streets. In the first grade, the students learn about “Our Families.”   The JA curriculum introduces students to family members' jobs and how professional careers contribute to the well-being of the family.

What do Junior Achievement Volunteer teach students?

 JA programs teach students important real-world concepts in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.

What is expected of the JA volunteer? 

The time commitment included one hour training prior to the JA Day.   Most JA Days are during the week from 8am to 1pm.   Check out these "how-to" videos to see a JA volunteer prepping for his class and important tips for success

How do I find local volunteer opportunities with JA? 

Click below to find volunteer opportunities with the JA office nearest you. If you have not yet completed a registration form for the 2016-2017 school year, please submit one HERE before signing up for a date below.

JA Day dates are still currently being populated for this fall semester. Our currently scheduled JA Days are as follows:

South County

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East County

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Central County

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North County-Coastal

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North County- Inland

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McGrath Family JA Biztown

Torrey Pines Bank employees take a break from their day jobs to work with 5th graders at JA BizTown. 

McGrath Family JA BizTown is a 10,000 square foot mini-San Diego where 15,000 fifth graders each year discover how to start and run a profitable business.  Located at the Capdevilla Gillespie Center for Junior Achievement in San Diego, students are exposed to four weeks of curriculum in the classroom on how to be a good citizen, how a city’s economy works, how to apply for a job and how to run a successful business. They then put their knowledge into practice by visiting JA BizTown. Each student works a job at one of 21 life-sized San Diego businesses. The students earn paychecks, open bank accounts, pay taxes, vote, and are challenged to earn a profit in their business. 

What do Junior Achievement Volunteer teach students?

 JA programs teach students important real-world concepts in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.

What is expected of the JA volunteer? 

The time commitment includes a one-hour training during the morning of the students JA BizTown scheduled date.   The time commitment is normally 8am to 1pm. 

How do I find local volunteer opportunities with JA? 

Click below to find volunteer opportunities and please fill out registration form.    

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Volunteer Registration Form 

 

Mission Fed JA Finance Park

  

AT&T Employee and JA Volunteer teaches high school student how to plan and save for the future.

 The state-of-the-art Mission Fed JA Finance Park brings together teachers, students, families and businesses to serve as the missing link between the classroom and the real word of adult responsibilities. The program helps students imagine who they want to be, while providing hands-on tools to plan for their future and reach their full career potential.  When students come to the Park, they receive a “life situation” and income based upon a real San Diego job they choose in the classroom. Students then have to buy a home, purchase a car, shop for groceries, make investments and save for the future. At the end of the day, students have to meet a monthly budget. They will also have the opportunity to visit our on-site career center to explore real-life job opportunities in San Diego.

What do Junior Achievement Volunteer teach students at JA Finance Park?

 JA volunteers teach high school students how to save and budget thier money.   

What is expected of the JA volunteer? 

The time commitment includes a one-hour training the morning of the students JA FinancePark scheduled date.   The time commitment is normally 8am to 1pm. 

How do I find local volunteer opportunities with JA? 

Click below to find volunteer opportunities and please fill out registration form.    

 Volunteer Registration Form

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JA Job Shadow

High Schools students tour a CW- CH 6 TV news station during a job shadow. 

The JA Job Shadow Initiative strives to inform, inspire and prepare students to be successful in their future professional pursuits by giving them the opportunity to learn first-hand from working professionals.  Providing young people with real-world learning experiences can be key to improving high school graduation rates.  The job shadow program helps students recognize the link between academic subjects and the actual workplace skills. While spending a day at a business site, students are exposed to real-world of learning and technology.  They learn dressing and speaking professionally, being on time and working as a team, are just as important as a strong academic foundation.

We also have Reverse Job Shadow and Guest Speakers opportunities on school campus. These programs allow industry professionals to share their passion, expertise and career success stories with students.   We invite you to join our mission to prepare San Diego's young leaders for career success by participating in our job shadow programs.

How do I find local volunteer opportunities with JA? 

To learn more about these interative programs and choose a date to volunteer, please click on the below links:

Career Readiness Presentations

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Career Day at Cesar Chavez Middle School

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 Reverse JA Job Shadow

Dates Coming Soon!