Ways to Volunteer with JA

Program Details



Volunteer(s) delivers a full grade program to students during one marathon, full-day classroom visit. (Recommended for elementary schools)

Traditional Program 

Volunteer(s) delivers a full grade program to students during 5-7 1/hr classroom visits that span 1/hr a week for 5-7 weeks. (Recommended for middle schools) Volunteers work with the Education Manager (JA) and Teacher (school) to determine the best schedule for programs.

Job Shadow - Work Based Learning

Junior Achievement works with employers, community partners, nonprofits, community colleges and school districts to create a regional approach to work-based learning opportunities for our high school students. 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.

JA BizTown

JA BizTown is a simulated city built, populated, and governed by kids. On the very first day of their very first jobs, students experience applying and interviewing for jobs, keeping a work schedule, managing personal budgets, and opening a small business.

JA Finance Park

In JA Finance Park, middle and high school students are placed into ordinary real-life situations and equipped with the guidance and resources to establish and run a successful household. Students are assigned a profile which includes details about their family, job, and background, then will create and adhere to a personal financial budget.  The classroom curriculum culminates in a hands-on tablet based (paperless) budgeting simulation at Mission Fed JA Finance Park.