2017-18 High School Volunteer Opportunities


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Various Schools - 8 County RegionPhiladelphia, PA 19120


We have high school educators seeking individual volunteers to share their business expertise with students! Our dynamic, hands-on high school programs are delivered by volunteer mentors in the business community. We believe that to give students the vision to excel in the future, they need to see real role models up close! Our programs center around entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and career readiness. Whether you own a small business or work for a corporation, we would love to hear from you!

Our high school programs are delivered using scripted materials, which engage students in active discussion around real-world topics. Time commitment for an individual class is 7 weeks, 45 minutes per week.

JA staff will provide one-on-one training on the program, deliver a kit of materials, and connect you to an interested local educator.

TO VIEW AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITIES, VISIT OUR WEBSITE at JAphiladelphia.org, then click the "Volunteer" tab

Program Descriptions:

  • JA Career Success equips students with the tools and skills required to earn and keep a job in high-growth career industries. Topics include business skills, 21 st Century Learning Skills, STEM and other high-growth jobs, Personal Brand and job hunting.
  • JA Be Entrepreneurial challenges students to start an entrepreneurial venture while in high school. While developing the essential components of a business plan, students learn myths and facts about entrepreneurship. They also learn how to develop a successful product or service idea by analyzing market needs and competitive advantages, and study business ethics in a case-study format

Career Days

We also offer Career Days at local high schools! Opportunities for volunteers vary by event but typically involve career panel or booth opportunities as well as speaking roles related to financial literacy and career readiness. Time commitment for Career Days is a half school day - morning or afternoon blocks.


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 7 weeks, 45 minutes per week

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