WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?
8:00 am- 2:30 pm, and Monday-Friday during the school year. If you need to leave a little early, please let us know in advance. To fully impact the student's learning, we encourage volunteers to commit to the entire time frame.
IS THERE A DRESS CODE?
Business casual with comfortable shoes and a light jacket. Feel free to wear a branded shirt to represent your organization. Please limit any additional personal items, purses, and computer bags as there is not any private or locked space available.
DO I need to do anything to prepare before attending?
No, just bring your energy and positive attitude! if you'd like a sneak peek of what your day will look like, feel free to look over our Volunteer Guide.
What are my transportation and parking options?
Will breakfast and lunch be provided?
Complimentary coffee will be available. Please plan to eat breakfast before you arrive. For lunch, volunteers and students will get a 20 minute working lunch. JA thanks volunteers by providing a free lunch. Lunch details will be emailed. If you have any dietary concerns, please plan to bring your own lunch.
Is there an age requirement?
You must be 18 or older to volunteer.
Can I bring my child with me?
JA BizTown and JA Finance Park is only available to the schools attending that day. Outside students are not allowed to attend. No child care service is available.
Do I get a break while I'm volunteering?
Yes, all volunteers get a break during the working lunch rotation. Volunteers will have about 20 minutes for their break.
Do I need to have a FINANCIAL background?
No, volunteers do not need to have a financial or business background. JA provides all the information and material for volunteers in JA BizTown and JA Finance Park.
Will there be training before working with the students?
Yes. Volunteers will receive training prior to the student’s arrival. JA staff will also be supporting volunteers throughout the day. We encourage volunteers to give their real life experience and advice to the students throughout the day.
Is this a field trip? Can i just chaperone?
No, this is a culmination activity after weeks of in class lessons. We ask that all adults be prepared to volunteer, meaning you will be working with a small group of students as you guide them through our hands-on simulation.