This year, Junior Achievement will impact the lives of nearly 60,000 young people in Greater Washington through volunteers like you. We will give these kids the tools, information and experiences they need to earn an income, advance a career, and manage their personal finances.

You know what matters. Today’s youth are the future. Let’s help them be ready for every challenge - and every opportunity.

Explore our current volunteer needs and sign up to volunteer.

Your words can change a life. Find out how JA is inspiring tomorrows.


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We’re excited to announce our new volunteer management tool, VolunteerHub!

Now, volunteers can view upcoming opportunities and sign up for events by creating an account on our convenient and user-friendly online platform. Access VolunteerHub as a new or returning user below.


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. 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.

Training: 
1-hour on the morning of your scheduled volunteer day

Prep Time: 
None

Volunteer Time:
4 hours

JA Finance PArk Fairfax County

4099 Pickett Rd., Fairfax, VA 22032

JA Finance Park Prince George's County

960 Nalley Rd., Landover, MD 20785

JA Finance Park montgomery County

12501 Dalewood Dr., 3rd Floor, Silver Spring, MD 2090


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.

Training: 1 hour, scheduled at your convenience

Prep Time: 2-5 hours prior to the JA in a Day event

Volunteer Time: 4-5 hours

Training: 1 hour, scheduled at your convenience

Prep Time: 30 minutes prior to each visit to the classroom

Volunteer Time: Approximately 1 hour, generally once-a-week, for 5-8 weeks depending on the chosen program

JA® IN A DAY DELIVERY METHOD

The JA in a Day program is a single-day opportunity that takes place in a child's classroom, during which volunteers present Junior Achievement curriculum to students in kindergarten through eighth grade in a one-day format. JA staff works directly with the school to arrange an event date. The volunteers cover all lessons in one visit and can teach in pairs.

Traditional Delivery Method

The weekly Junior Achievement program takes place in a child's classroom, during which volunteers present one of JA's proven financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs to a K-12 classroom on a weekly basis, coordinating the schedule with the teacher. Volunteers and teachers work together to mutually arrange the required number of sessions, taking into account the classroom schedule and volunteer's work schedule.