Building the foundation for success
We don’t need to tell you things are looking pretty scary for young people right now. Two years of a global pandemic, drastic changes to the world of work, an impending recession… young people are feeling it all.
We’re here to change this narrative - and we need your help. With your support, we’re turning anxiety to hope and uncertainty to opportunity for young people across Central Ontario.
As a JA volunteer, you will be at the heart of JA’s impact on local students. By leading JA learning experiences (with all the support and training you will need), you will build self-confidence and self-belief for young people across our region.
Volunteer with JA Central Ontario and share your knowledge, experience and expertise with a new generation - empowering them to shape the future and unleash their boundless potential.
Our learning experiences - brought to life by dedicated volunteers just like you - empower young people with the skillset and mindset to build thriving communities: all through the lens of financial health, work readiness and entrepreneurship. With your support, we’re preparing youth for life, for meaningful work, and for an opportunity to do good in the world.
Put the ‘expert’ in our expert in-class learning experiences! Bring them to life by sharing your journey and expertise with students in grades 3-12 across Ontario.
Career Mentor/Expert Speaker
Help equip the next generation with the tools to succeed. Share your career journey, experiences and stories with students to motivate and inspire them as they plan their future careers.
Company Program Advisor
Support and empower the next generation of entrepreneurs through our flagship high school experience — Company Program. As a volunteer advisor, you’ll work with a group of outstanding students as they create and run their businesses.
PREPARING YOUNG PEOPLE TO SUCCEED
SHARING YOUR EXPERIENCE, EXPERTISE AND SUPPORT
Your real-world skills will inspire young people to gain the financial skills, entrepreneurial mindset and self-confidence they need to create a future that works for them.
EMPOWER THE NEXT GENERATION TO THRIVE
As a mentor to our students, you’re preparing the next generation for employment and entrepreneurship; to build thriving communities all over the world.
WE PROVIDE COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING
We make it easy to volunteer and mentor; we will provide the necessary training to ensure you provide each student with the foundation for success.
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING
WITH YOUR EMPLOYER
OR IN A GROUP?
We partner with a variety of organizations—from professional associations, small businesses and entrepreneurs to global corporations—to deliver our impactful programs. Your commitment to the next generation through your employer or as part of a larger group helps us impact even more students through generous funding and employee/member volunteer hours.
“The content is well organized and created for volunteers, but it’s important to add your own story and get the students talking. I find the whole process very rewarding and it’s incredibly satisfying to help these young people learn key skills that will shape their futures.”
STEVEN DUCHEN–IN-CLASS VOLUNTEER