Financial Literacy Classroom Volunteer

(Junior Achievement of Central Ontario)

Position ID: V-HVC0735 Last Full Update: 13 Aug 2019
Opportunity Details
CommentsJA is the largest and fastest growing not-for-profit education organization in the world, reaching 10 million students in 100+ countries annually. There are 16 charters across Canada, with JA Central Ontario being the largest. We work with business professionals to deliver experiential learning in and out of the classroom to students in grades 4-12, with focus on three main pillars; entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work readiness.
ContactBritton Nicol, Manager, Community Volunteers, JA Central Ontario (Junior Achievement); Phone: 416.360.5252 ext 241; Email:
DutiesUsing our highly interactive education programs you will aid students in developing necessary business and life skills, to enter tomorrows’ workforce. Acting as a resource, facilitator, motivator and role model you will facilitate a Junior Achievement program in the classroom for a day. There are multiple programs to choose from, depending on your interests and skills.  
- Visit a grade 7, 8, or high school classroom in Milton and share your knowledge and experience in business/entrepreneurship 
- Educate students about careers in your industry sector 
- Volunteer dates are on weekdays during school hours
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BenefitsEnhances your leadership, presentation, and facilitation skills,  
Receive access to networking opportunities with JA’s corporate and educational partners 
Have the opportunity to share a lifetime of experience with young people
ClientsStudents, teachers, and school staff
Ages20 year(s) - 75 year(s)
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a physical disability ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Community Groups ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of InterestChild & Family Services ; Community Outreach ; Education Support (Elementary / Secondary) ; Employment / Career Guidance ; Life Skills Support ; Marketing & Promotions ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Newcomer Assistance ; Program Coordination / Support ; Social Interaction ; Youth Services
Skills/ExperienceAccounting & Finance ; Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Public Speaking ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Working with Children
Commitment LengthShort Term ; Minimum hours: One school day (approximately 8 hours) plus a one-hour training session.  
Maximum hours: no maximum. Volunteers can go into a classroom as often or as little as they like. The volunteer commitment is very flexible and can be around your schedule (as long as you are available during school hours).
Interaction LevelSmall Group ; Large Group ; You will be placed in a Halton classroom. There will be a class of elementary or high school students who you will be interacting with. The classroom teacher will remain in the classroom at all times.
Minimum Hours10 (Total)
Dates and TimesDuring school day (approximately 8 hours)
SeasonsDuring the school year (September - June)
AccessibilityIf you wish to volunteer and you need an accessible school, we would be happy to book you into a classroom suited to your needs.
LocationLocal schools in Milton, Burlington, and Oakville
Number of PositionsBurlington ; Milton ; Oakville 
200 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; A one-hour teleconference training will be provided and all curriculum and teaching materials; slides, and a notes handout will also be provided. All we need is your expertise!
TransportationVolunteers will need to be able to find transport to their assigned school.
CostJA is a non-profit and all of our programs are provided free of charge to students, teachers, and schools.
Police CheckNot Required
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Organization NameJunior Achievement of Central Ontario