Become a Mentor for K-12 Students
As a Junior Achievement volunteer, you will inspire kids to achieve a more fulfilling career and life by contributing your professional insights and personal experiences to the programs you teach.
Easy Step-by-Step Process
1) Sign Up
How you volunteer is important! Select the type of volunteering that is most suitable to get more information and complete a form that our Programs Managers will use to contact you.
2) Pick Schedule
You will have the opportunity to discuss with your Program Manager your preference of how or where you would like to Volunteer and coordinate your schedule.
3) Attend Training
Our Program Manager will provide you with a short but effective training session in which you will be able to ask questions. We will make sure you are ready to volunteer!
4) Impact Lives
Sharing your professional and personal experiences through the JA program you have selected helps students see how they can achieve their dreams!
Flexible Volunteering Choices
Do you have a child in the neighborhood school? Volunteering for Junior Achievement is flexible and in many cases you serve a class close to your home or work!
Junior Achievement associates provide resources that make preparation easy and with so many learning experiences to choose from you can pick one that best fits your schedule.
Junior Achievement has learning experiences for grades K-12. Volunteers are able to pick what grade range they would prefer to interact with and instruct.
Welcome to today’s education! As a Junior Achievement volunteer you can chose how you would like to serve. We have in-person, virtual, and blended learning experiences!
K-12 Learning Experiences
Young kids are the best. If you have a child in elementary school and want to share your experiences while presenting multimedia financial education and enjoy working with younger kids, contact JA of Chicago to learn more about volunteering with JA!
Middle School students are the best. Volunteering with kids can be so much fun but it helps when those students are more engaged and curious about the future and the kind of jobs that exist. If you enjoy working with kids, contact JA of Chicago to learn more about volunteering with JA.
Young adults are the best. If you enjoy working with kids that are ready to tackle the world but are looking for the paths to be opened up to them and are fascinated by innovation and entrepreneurship, contact JA of Chicago to learn about volunteering with JA.
Organizations Partnering With Us