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.

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

JA BizTown combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to a simulated town. This popular program allows elementary school students to operate banks, manage restaurants, write checks and vote for mayor. The program helps students connect the dots between what they learn in school and the real world.

JA Finance Park is Junior Achievement’s capstone program for personal financial planning and career exploration. This program, comprising a curriculum and a simulation, helps students build a foundation on which they can make intelligent financial decisions that last a lifetime, including decisions related to income, expenses, savings and credit.

Timeframe: Tuesday (weekly) 4:30-5:30 PM

Description: Junior Achievement is partnering with the Flite Center to provide a 16 week Career Bound Conference to a small group of young adults, ages18-21. The focus is on workforce readiness skills:  critical thinking, conflict management, resume writing, interviewing, ethics in the work place and other soft skills.

This group is facilitated virtually on a Zoom call and all curriculum content will be given to the volunteer prior to the session.  A JA staff member and a FLITE staff will be on the call as well.  All sessions are interactive and encourage group discussions.

Timeframe: One time a month for 45 min.

Description: The goal of JA Experience is to redesign high school education to be more relevant, experiential, and connected to the real world. This model integrates JA curriculum into core classes, thereby connecting education with the real world and utilizing hands-on experiences that will serve to develop the students thinking and problem-solving skills while building relationships through business partnerships.

Virtual Volunteers present topics based on their experience and expertise i.e. investing, entrepreneurship, Linkedin.

Timeframe: 2021-2022 School Year

Company Volunteer Opportunity

Description: Our virtual interactive Career Fair will guide students through eight different career pathways introducing them to high growth/high need areas. This program is designed to have a deep impact on the students as they begin their journey to the workforce.

Virtual booth build-out, pre-recorded videos, and/or several live webinar sessions (15 minutes each). Unlimited booths available for sponsorship and 5 keynote speakers needed.

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.

Timeframe: Dec. 11-May 28th. Different time commitments for different roles.

Description: A leadership program that focuses on building workforce readiness, life, and soft skills. Business mentor’s guide students through JA Curriculum and items of career aspirations and self-discovery. Once students complete JA Curriculum and hands on assignments using a job shadow software, they will interview for paid internship positions with companies local to South Florida.

1. Volunteer Teacher Groups: Needed for one-two days per month for 2 hours each session to teach JA Curriculum via Zoom/Teams Applications to students in groups of 25-30 for eight months.

2. Guest Speaker: Meet with students for 30 minutes to discuss life, struggles and career pathways taken.

3. HR Assistance: Teach one two hour session on interviewing and workplace skills and complete mock interviews with students (Month of November or April).

4. Youth Employment provider: employ student for a period of 4-weeks to ensure they enhance and utilize skills learned in JA Career Bound.

Use your skills and expertise to inspire and mentor the next generation of entrepreneurs!

JA Company Program unlocks the innate ability in high school students to fill a need or solve a problem in their community by launch and running their own startup and unleashing their entrepreneurial spirit with the guidance of a community mentor.

Contact Angelina Jadulal at Angelina@JASouthFlorida.org or submit the form on this page.

Complete the Form Below If Interested in Volunteering!

Junior Achievement of South Florida is a partner in a new initiative called Talent Forge.

Talent Forge is a community-wide internship program comprised of Broward County leaders from business, education and public service coming together to leverage our combined expertise and influence to connect promising student talent to established local businesses.

If you are interested in being a guest speaker, please contact Claire Aguilera at Claire@JASouthFlorida.org with your availability or for more information.

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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.

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.

VIRTUAL SPEAKER SERIES

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

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