You can make a difference in young people’s lives.

How to budget. The importance of a savings plan. What it takes to launch a business. What to do during a job interview. Don’t you wish someone talked to you about these topics when you were growing up? Now there is someone: YOU.

 New to JA?

Discover what program suits you best.

Are you a current volunteer?

View current volunteer opportunities.

Under 19?

Chat with a JABC Team member to learn more about opportunities for youth.

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering lets you enhance your skills, share your interests, inspire youth, meet new people and give back to the community.

Time commitments vary from half-day to multiple one-hour visits over several weeks. Volunteer opportunities are available around the province, in cities and small communities. Your Program Manager will coordinate a schedule between you and a classroom teacher. You can choose your classroom based on a number of factors. We’re flexible.

We are looking for volunteers who:

Enjoy working with and mentoring young people

Have a good command of the English language

Feel comfortable presenting information and ideas to a class of students

Are patient, flexible, organized and engaging

Business knowledge and experience is helpful, but not required

JA programs are fun, hands-on and can transform a young person’s life.  Volunteer now!

Application Process

What Program is Right for You?

Decide on a program based on your skills, experience and available time:

Financial Health Programs
Entrepreneurship Programs
What our volunteers say:
We thank our Corporate Volunteer Champions for their outstanding commitment. View the awesome organizations that had at least 10 employees who volunteered to deliver JA programs this past year.
Frequently Asked Questions

Sign up here. Once you have registered, your Program Manager will coordinate a schedule for you. 

If you’re not sure which program is right for you, check out our volunteer page for some guidance. Also, our Program Managers are always available to help and answer any questions for you.

Your time commitment will vary depending on the program you choose. For example, some programs are conducted in half-day sessions. Elementary school programs are typically delivered in a weekly visit of one hour each over the course of four to five weeks while JA Company Program volunteers dedicate 10 to 12 one or two-hour sessions over the course of 16 weeks. Learn more about our programs and their time commitments here.

Yes! If you are interested in getting involved in more than one JA program type, you can indicate this in your registration or reach out to your JA Program Manager who will be happy to help connect you with more JA opportunities.

We encourage our volunteers to teach two or more programs over the course of a school year. However, we are very flexible. JA Company Program volunteers are only asked to deliver one program due to its length.

JA reaches out to our volunteers periodically as opportunities become available. If you express interest in a particular program, school or date, we’ll work with you and the teacher involved to coordinate. You can also view a list of upcoming volunteer opportunities and sign up for specific classes/events.