This year, Junior Achievement will impact the lives of over 63,000 young people in Greater Washington through volunteers like you. We will take another step towards transforming the preparedness of our youth from a mission into a major regional movement. We will give these kids the tools to be financially capable, the skills to be ready for the world of work, and the inspiration to think with an entrepreneurial mind. But we cannot do it without your help.
Explore our current volunteer needs and contact us to discuss. You are our heroes.
JA Finance Park® Volunteer Needs
One day, these students will lead. But first, they will practice within the walls of JA Finance Park®. Students travel to JA Finance Park® where they leave behind their lives as students and receive a tablet computer with a life scenario that includes a career, family situation, salary, credit score, and other information. During their four hour simulation, led by a volunteer like you, students make the same types of financial decisions that you and I make... choosing a mortgage and a car, budgeting for child care and entertainment, purchasing groceries, and even adjusting when an unexpected monthly expense arises. Volunteers help students with their decisions and share their own life experiences to give the choices context and make the experience more authentic for these young people.
1-hour on the morning of your scheduled volunteer day
JA Finance PArk®
4099 Pickett Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22032
Please contact Caitlin Hennessy if you are interested in volunteering at JA Finance Park® Fairfax County at (703) 426-1563 or Caitlin.Hennessy@JA.org
JA Finance Park®
Prince George's County
960 Nalley Rd.
Landover, MD 20785
Please contact Heath Carelock if you are interested in volunteering at JA Finance Park® Prince George's County at (240) 487-7541 or Heath.Carelock@JA.org
In-Classroom Volunteer Needs
(Traditional & JA in a Day)
Build a bridge from the classroom to the future for our region's young people by serving as an in-classroom JA® volunteer. We provide the training and curriculum. You provide your time, energy, and life experience to show these kids that with hard work, anything is possible. During your volunteer experience, you will guide students through topics on financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship.