VOLUNTEER

Americans have a tradition of stepping up. We thrive on action, energy and enterprise. When someone is in need, we don’t sit back and cross our fingers, hoping that the situation will improve. We create solutions! Right now, it is our young people who need our help.

Volunteers are what bring our programs to life. When students are able to connect with an adult and hear about their life experiences, they are exposed to opportunities and pathways they often have never envisioned before.

Need more information? Contact Morgan D’Jangali, Community Outreach Manager, at (954) 979-7114 or Morgan@JASouthFlorida.org.

JA volunteers help show students how concepts learned in the classroom are applied in everyday life while in an environment that allows them to test out those scenarios in a hands on experience. We have opportunities available with middle and high school students, in individual and group settings, that can accommodate individuals to entire teams and divisions. Find out more below and join us today!

LATEST VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Designed for 5th grade students, teachers implement this 16-week curriculum in the classroom. Upon completion of the classroom lessons, students visit JA World for a one-day simulation where they learn how to run a business, apply personal finance education and work in a student business team led by volunteers.

Volunteer Times: Monday through Friday a 5-hour window (1 hour training followed by 4 hours with the students) between 8 am- 3 pm. It varies depending on the school hours.

Designed for 8th grade students; teachers implement curriculum in the classroom before the one-day visit. During their time at JA World, students use tablet technology to manage a fictional life situation including calculating a monthly budget and making real world financial decisions.

Volunteer Times: Monday through Friday a 5-hour window (1 hour training followed by 4 hours with the students) between 8 am- 3 pm. It varies depending on the school hours.

Timeframe: 2022-2023 School Year

JA’s virtual Career Exploration Fair introduces 8th, 11th and 12th grade students to careers over 8 different pathways. Students have an opportunity to connect with local South Florida Industries through virtual booths and engaging webinars in the virtual auditorium. JA Inspire will reach up to 16,000 students and volunteers may join us to record engaging videos introducing students to their careers, be a subject matter expert or partner to host a virtual booth.

Timeframe: Ongoing

Record a Career Speaker video or Subject Matter video to be shared via website to educators.

Description: Our video resource library allows Industry leaders the opportunity to share their personal journey, offer advice to students who are interested in entering their careers or be a subject matter expert on topics related to the JA Curriculum. Videos will be available on our website for educators to use in class or remotely.

Time Commitment is 30 minutes to record a Career Speaker or Subject Matter Video hosted by a JA Staff member asking pre-determined questions.

Career Bound students build work-ready skills, gain knowledge of local industries and offer businesses a fresh perspective on problems they need to solve.

Volunteers can assist with teaching JA curriculum, sharing your stories and pathways to success, conduct mock interviews, host an industry day or hire one of our summer interns for a period of 4 weeks.

JA Fellows Business Incubator is the “Go To” learn-by-doing entrepreneurial and business experience for middle and high school students. Students gain real-world business experience by working in groups of 20-25, conceptualizing, capitalizing, and managing their own small businesses. Mentors guide JA Fellows students through the program from start to finish, the JA Spark Tank Finale in April.

High school students compete against each other in teams in a simulated stock market environment that is hectic, loud, exciting and filled with energy. Student teams make initial stock selections from more than 25 fictitious companies before the challenge begins. During the two-hour challenge students must complete trading decisions (buying and selling). Two student sessions are completed each day and volunteer opportunities include floor traders, emcees, and guest speakers sharing their expertise in this area.

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WHO ARE OUR VOLUNTEERS?

Each year, more than 7,000 trained volunteer role models and mentors from the local community help teach core principles around financial literacy, career skills and entrepreneurship, to students in the classrooms and at JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion. These mentors include working and retired business professionals, corporate teams, parents and college students.

We have a wide range of opportunities from a few hours in JA BizTown guiding 5th-grade students as they learn how a real city operates or JA Finance Park helping 8th grade students on how to manage their personal finance through budgeting to classroom experiences that range from once a week to 15 sessions with high school students in JA Fellows as they operate their own real business throughout the school year.

And if working directly with students isn’t the type of experience you are looking for, we also have opportunities to serve on one of our Committee with Board Members, helping at a fundraising event, or managing a project at JA World.

VIRTUAL SPEAKER SERIES

Inspire the next generation with hope and perspective. Become a Volunteer Virtual Speaker!

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