Teachers and students appreciate our volunteers, and it’s fun for you, too!

Are you interested in impacting today’s youth? JA volunteers are passionate people inspiring kids to learn the economics of life through free-enterprise education.

JA enables caring adults to share their experiences with students to show them what it takes to be successful in school and in life.

JA volunteers come from diverse backgrounds. They span all age groups and include business professionals, parents, community members, military personnel, college students and retirees. No prior training is needed. You just need enthusiasm, good communication skills and a desire to make a difference.

Most companies support release time for community service with JA, as these activities offer a company greater visibility and the opportunity to contribute to a better-prepared future workforce.

Time Commitment

The volunteer time commitment varies according to the specific volunteer program chosen. All volunteers should prepare for a 2-hour onboarding process with training facilitated by a JA staff member.

Classroom Programs

In general, volunteers for JA’s traditional classroom programs should plan on the following time commitments:

  • Elementary school level: 45-minute visit once a week for 5 weeks
  • Middle school level: 45-minute visit once a week for 6–8 weeks
  • High school level: 60-minute visits once a week for 6–8 weeks, or up to a full semester

Single-Session Opportunities

An increasingly popular option, JA’s single-session opportunities allow community members to volunteer between 1–5 hours on a given day. Learn more about our:

  • Career Speaker Series
  • Student Mentorship Program
  • Student-Centered Events

Volunteer Sign Up

Thank you for your interest in becoming a JA volunteer! Upon your completion of this form, a JA staff member will contact you to confirm details and begin the onboarding process.


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