Thank you for your interest in JA! JA offers opportunities for volunteers to deliver in-classroom lessons within one day or weekly for one hour at a time over several weeks. Additionally, JA offers volunteer opportunities at JA Finance Park, presented by Transamerica, in which volunteers provide students with important lessons about budgeting in one action-packed day.
2021-2022 School Year Volunteering
JA is thrilled to announce a return to in-person delivery of programs for the 21-22 school year! Please browse current volunteer opportunities below. Click here to sign up for biweekly email notifications of JA volunteer opportunities. Or if you would like more information about volunteering for JA, please visit our New Volunteers page.
These programs can be presented via video conferencing.
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JA Finance Park, presented by Transamerica, helps students build a foundation for making intelligent and lifelong personal financial decisions through a hands-on, realistic simulation experience.
Volunteers assist groups of students as they work through budgetary decisions in the simulation. Throughout the simulation, you will play a strong role as a mentor by sharing your own experiences with education, career choices, managing finances, and more! Your story provides a real-world perspective for young people and ensures their learning sticks with them.
JA Finance Park is located inside American Furniture Warehouse at 8501 Grant St. in Thornton.
The Junior Achievement (JA) Stock Market Challenge and accompanying classroom curriculum educate high school students on the fundamentals of stocks, the impact of world events on the stock market, long-term investing, and how investors make investment decisions and diversify their portfolios. In this high-energy and high-tech event, teens compete to build the largest stock portfolio. Every 80 seconds in real life equates to one full day of trading, creating the same urgency and intensity investors would have on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
During the event, volunteers assume the roles of floor traders and press release runners. Floor traders enter team trades into handheld PDAs which are immediately transferred to the giant trading screens for all participants to see. Press release runners distribute news, which guides participants’ decisions on the stocks they wish to buy or sell.
Introduce high school students to the fundamentals of stocks, the impact of world events on the stock market, long-term investing, and how investors make investment decisions and diversify their portfolios.