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Position: Volunteers Urgently Needed!
Organization: JA Southern Alberta
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Enjoy working with children?

Passionate about financial literacy?

Excited about sharing your entrepreneurial experience?

Junior Achievement is currently looking for a variety of passionate, caring professionals to help in our elementary and middle school classes throughout Calgary in the next few weeks!

About JA:

JA started with a vision to help teach young people about business and free enterprise — educating youth about financial literary, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Now in over 121 countries, JA brings volunteers together with over 10.2 million of our future leaders.

The JA Southern Alberta charter was launched in 1960 and now operates through 8 offices across southern Alberta, reaching almost 30,000 students in grades 4-12 every year. With the help of local school boards, companies dedicated to youth success, multiple Rural Leadership Councils, and a committed board, we are positioned to grow even further.

Junior Achievement is the link between education and the business world, giving youth the confidence and knowledge they need to define personal success, enhance their workforce readiness and pursue their dreams.

Volunteer Opportunities:


Volunteers have the option to join students in the classrooms between grades 4-9 during school hours (~8am-12pm) to deliver JA programs on content ranging from starting their own businesses, budgeting for post-secondary, and embracing diverse teams. See dates for Delivery attachment for volunteer availability.

The volunteer time commitment is as follows:

  • 1.5 hours of program training
  • ~4 hours in classroom
  • 1 hour pizza lunch (if 10 or more volunteers are in attendance)

Certification requirement?

No! We are looking to bring on professionals from various business backgrounds and certifications from administration to architectural design who have a passion for leading our future generation of entrepreneurs and can bring forth real-life stories and experience to the classrooms.

Dates needing volunteers:

  • Wednesday, October 2nd St. Michael (SW) - grades 7, 8 and 9
  • Friday, October 4th St Joseph (NW)- grades 7, 8 and 9
  • Tuesday, October 8th Simons Valley (NW) - grade 6
  • Thursday, October 10th Louis Riel (SW) - grade 8
  • Friday, October 16th Father Doucet (SW) - grades 5 and 6
  • Wednesday, October 18th Annie Gale School (NE) -grades 6, 7, 8 and 9
  • Tuesday, October 22nd St William (SE) - grades 5 and 6
  • Tuesday, October 29th Divine Mercy (SE)- grades 4, 5 and 6

If you're interested please contact right away or check us out online: .

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Sep 7 2019    ID: 54724