The employees and employers of the near future are in schools now. They need role models who can provide them with experiences from which to learn.
A volunteer you can give youths a realistic picture of working life at the threshold of planning out their future and career.

You can work with pupils and students from different age group in many roles, such as:

  • a lecturer or guest in a program classroom
  • a mentor in the JA Company or Start Up program
  • a judge or speaker at JA camps and other events.

You can also participate in JA Job Shadow where students get to follow a business leader for a day, or assign a JA Challenge.

How to participate?

The work of a JA Volunteer is easy. You don’t need to be an entrepreneur or expert of entrepreneurship education – it’s enough that you are interested in entrepreneurship, without prejudice, ready to share your time and skills with our students, and willing to commit to our activities.

If you are a private person or an entrepreneur, contact you nearest YES office. They will find you a partner school near you. If your whole company is willing to participate in JA Volunteering, please contact the JA national office.

Read JA Volunteer’s Guide (updated version coming soon)

JA Volunteer’s Guide introduces JA programs and provides volunteers with tips and advice on how to participate in and prepare for the programs. You can download a digital version of the guide below or order a printed guide from the JA office or your nearest YES regional office.