Making a difference in a classroom near you.
JA provides everything volunteers need to be successful, including training on how to use JA’s hands-on, proven curriculum. JA staff is always available if you have any questions! To sign up to be a JA Volunteer and make a difference in the lives of our young people, simply fill out the Volunteer Interest Form.
Regular school hours during the school year
Use JA’s hands on materials to deliver in-classroom activities to a group of students ranging from Kindergarten through high school. There are two formats for delivering these programs:
Traditional Volunteering: After being matched with a classroom (in a location and program of your choosing), you will then schedule your weekly visits directly with the teacher.
Elementary Programs – 5 visits of 30-45 minutes each
Middle School Programs – 6 visits of 45-60 minutes each
High School Programs – 7 to 12 visits of 45-60 minutes each
With hundreds of participating schools throughout Metro Denver, Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming, you’re sure to find a location that’s convenient for you. Click here to view a current list of classroom volunteer needs.
JA in a Day: This format allows a group of volunteers to adopt an entire school (or part of a school) for a day! Volunteers teach the same programs as in the Traditional format, only all in one day. This is a wonderful way to join together and inspire a large amount of students in a short amount of time. This format is implemented at the elementary and middle school level. Click here to view photos from some of our JA in a Day events.
JA Finance Park, presented by Great-West Great-Teachers, a program of Great-West Financial
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the school year
Help middle and high school students create a budget and make buying decisions on this one-day field trip experience. Students assume a life profile which includes an occupation, annual income, and family status, volunteers help them balance a monthly budget select housing, transportation, insurance, savings, entertainment and more. To learn more about this fun one-day volunteer experience, watch the JA Finance Park Volunteer Video.
JA Finance Park is located in the American Furniture Warehouse in Thornton. Interested in volunteering for JA Finance Park? Select a date below to sign up or contact us for a list of all available dates.
JA Stock Market Challenge
November 7 and 8, 2013
This exciting high school event challenges teams of five to grow a mock stock portfolio. The goal is to amass the largest net worth in a simulated stock market environment, where a new day begins every 60 seconds.
JA Business Week
June 8-13, 2014
Volunteers are an integral part of this amazing week long program. There are two different volunteer needs:
Company Advisors mentor 10-12 JA Business Week student participants throughout a week long summer camp as they work together on an “Apprentice”-style project. You will guide students with prepared lesson plans, oversee student activities, work with the students on leadership and teambuilding activities, and discuss career options and goals. Company Advisors are a full week long commitment.
Workshop Volunteers are also needed throughout the week to present workshops on business topics such as ethics, interviewing skills, presentation skills, and more. These are one time commitments, typically three hours long.
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