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.

Junior Achievement of South Florida answers our children’s urgent need with a proven model. Through your volunteer service with JA, you can step up and make it possible for students to participate in our relevant, hands-on programs.

JA VIRTUAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

I WANT TO BE A VIRTUAL MENTOR TO OUR STUDENTS

Junior Achievement of South Florida is seeking virtual volunteers to mentor our students. We have determined areas of need in elementary, middle and high school that we would like to match to experts in the community. Some examples include meeting a Chief Financial Officer, understanding how to manage money, and determining the economic implication of the current global situation.

I WANT TO BE A VIRTUAL JA CAREER SPEAKER

JA is also looking for virtual volunteers to share their “job story”. Our goal is to provide students with a broadened spectrum of jobs in South Florida while also giving guidance, reassurance, and perspective during this pandemic; and provide teachers with a free online resource, easy to assign and easy to assess.

Career Speaker Series Questions:

  • Introduce yourself with your name, job, any family, or personal information you’d like to share.
  • What did you do after high school? Did you go straight to college and if so did you major in the field you are currently in? Expound.
  • What does a typical day look like for you (when you aren’t socially distancing). Do you work M-F? Weekends? How much do you travel?
  • What do you hope people learn out of this temporary change in our world and our new normal? What are POSITIVE things you’ve observed that come out of challenging times? How did you prepare financially, if at all, for a situation such as this?

You can fill a need by being an expert mentor or share your “job story” interview style with a Junior Achievement Team Member. We would coordinate a date and time with you and ask the questions below while recording. If you would like to be interviewed, please email Claire@JASouthFlorida.org or call (954) 979-7104.

JOIN THE JA VOLUNTEER FAMILY!

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.

The first step is to give us a call or complete the form below so we can discuss what type of experience you are interested in so we can match you or your group with the best opportunity.

The American Express Foundation supports Junior Achievement’s efforts to recruit, train, and retain more than 7,000 volunteers needed to successfully deliver our classroom and capstone programs.

Volunteer Florida is supporting our efforts to recruit skills-based volunteers to provide a win-win situation for our community’s youth. The volunteers gain experience working with children, as well as school credits. Our organization provides top-level volunteers to work with the children during their JA World simulations.

JA VOLUNTEERS SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES

DO IT WITH PASSION

It is required for all potential Junior Achievement volunteers to go through a Background Check. When finished, email a scanned copy of your filled out form to Alexa Diaz at Alexa@JASouthFlorida.org.

INVEST YOUR TIME WITH JA

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