Education Program Volunteer

(Junior Achievement of Central Ontario)

Position ID: V-CWD0043
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2022
Last Full Update: 19 Jan 2022

Opportunity Details: Education Program Volunteer

Contact Britton Nicol (she/her), Manager, Community Volunteers, JA Central Ontario; Email:
Duties Using 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. Please note that, currently, our volunteer experiences are entirely virtual and you would be delivering a modified version of our full-day programs. These modified versions take 90-minutes to present. You and a colleague/friend can sign up together, we can match you with a partner, or you can volunteer on your own. We have multiple programs to choose from, depending on your interests and skills.
    The following elementary school programs are always in high demand:
  • More than Money (Grades 3-6) In JA's More than Money program, students are introduced to the intersection of financial literacy, entrepreneurship and social studies learning objectives. Throughout the program students will have the opportunity to think like an entrepreneur and develop business strategy and money-management skills that they can apply to a simulated business.
  • Our Business World (Grades 5-6) In JA’s Our Business World program, students explore how businesses are created and what makes them thrive. Using games and multimedia, students learn about innovation, start-ups and self-employment
  • Dollars with Sense (Grade 7) In JA's Dollars With Sense program, students get the vital tools they need to make smart financial decisions, live debt-free and become savvy investors. Students learn personal money management skills that they can apply to their lives, beginning now.
  • Economics for Success (Grade 8) In JA's Economics for Success program, students take a closer look at the advantages of staying in school, as well as learn what’s needed to succeed in today’s workforce. Volunteers from the local business community partner with classroom teachers to help students see the link between education and achieving their goals.
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  • Give back to your community
  • Teach students about financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship
  • Mentor youth
  • Ages 23 year(s) - 75 year(s)
    Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
    Areas of Interest Education Support (Elementary / Secondary) ; Finance / Cash Handling ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual ; Youth Engagement
    Skills/Experience Accounting & Finance ; Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Public Speaking ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Working with Children ; Good communication skills, facilitation experience is desired, but not required. 
    Presently, our volunteer opportunities are entirely virtual so a familiarity with technology is an asset.
    Commitment Length You can volunteer as often as you would like during the school year.
    Interaction Level Small Group ; Large Group ; Virtual Volunteering
    Minimum Hours 4 (Total)
    Seasons Spring ; Fall ; Winter
    Accessibility Unknown
    Location South Simcoe & Barrie
    Number of Positions Barrie ; South Simcoe 
    60 individual(s) needed in total. 
    This is a virtual volunteer opportunity and is open to all volunteers south of Barrie, including Barrie.
    Training Training is provided ; Volunteer training dates are available throughout the school year. During the online registration process, you can select a training date. 
    Please note, training is held via teleconference. These training sessions last approximately one hour.
    Police Check Required
    Additional Requirements Please register online at: or contact directly
    Start Date On or after 18 Jan 2022 and on or before 02 Oct 2023
    Community Sets Barrie ; South Simcoe ; VC - Simcoe County ; VC - Simcoe, Muskoka, Parry Sound District, Bruce, Grey, Peterborough & Northumberland

    Agency Details: Junior Achievement of Central Ontario