JA Virtual Volunteer (In-Class)

Time Commitment: 
One Day/Special Event
Deadline to Apply: 
Sunday, February 21, 2021
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What would you have told your younger self about financial management? Do you have career or education advice you wish someone had shared with you? Inspire and empowering enquiring minds by virtually volunteering with JA! Volunteers will connect with a class to answer students’ questions and help students connect JA’s financial literacy, work readiness and financial literacy concepts to the real world through experiences you’ve had!

 

About JA

Through the delivery of hands-on, blended learning in entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness, JA empowers young people to grow their entrepreneurial ideas, hone their work skills, manage their earnings, and secure better lives for themselves and their communities. JA is a leader in preparing young people for success in an ever-changing global economy and, in response to changing times, has moved to offering online programs to support student learning.

 

Your Role

 

You will have 30 minutes to connect with a group of students and share your career experiences and educational path. Sessions will also include a Q & A section where students can ask you questions related to the JA program content - focused on financial literacy, work readiness and financial literacy – and personal experiences that you’ve had with these topics.

 

Qualifications

 

·        Must be available for a video interview prior to mentoring

·        Confident presenting in an online platform  

·        Relevant work and/or educational experience preferred

·        Strong communication skills that are effective with youth  

·        Must be 18 years or older to volunteer  

 

Training & Support:

 

·        JA provides presentation content where applicable

·        JA will include any necessary documents such as an outline of timing (run sheet), agenda, etc. where applicable

·        Prior to the event, you will receive a document which outlines guidelines and best practices

 

Session Timing

 

·        Virtual Volunteers should be able to commit approximately 1-2 hours of their time for this volunteer opportunity. Tasks will usually include the following:

Task

Approximate Time Required

Volunteer Interview

30 mins

Volunteer Preparation

15 mins

Technology Test & Set-up

15 mins

Live Webinar

30-45 mins

Follow-up Survey

15 mins

 

Pre-Event

·        Preparing Remarks/Training – 15 minutes

We encourage volunteers to think through and make talking notes around their education, career path, relevant volunteer positions, future goals/aspirations etc.

·        Technology Test & Set-up – 15 minutes

Volunteers will be ready 15 minutes prior to their scheduled call time to set-up any materials or resources they have prepared and confirm their technology is working.

 

Event

·        Live Webinar – 30-45 minutes

Share your personal experiences with the students and answer student questions for 30 mins. Allot an additional 15 minutes for wrap-up as needed.

 

Post-Event

·        Complete Volunteer Survey – 10 minutes

A survey link will be emailed to you by your Program Manager, we appreciate your honest feedback to help us improve.

·        Answering Written Questions – 10 minutes - Optional

We allot time for Q & A but often find students ask more questions than our volunteers have the time to answer. Post-event, some teachers may compile these additional questions and email them to volunteers. Answering these questions is optional but definitely appreciated!

 

 

Next Steps? Confirm your interest by emailing info@jaswo.org

 

 

Thank you for your support and dedication in

helping the next generation thrive!

 

What would you have told your younger self about financial management? Do you have career or education advice you wish someone had shared with you? Inspire and empowering enquiring minds by virtually volunteering with JA! Volunteers will connect with a class to answer students’ questions and help students connect JA’s financial literacy, work readiness and financial literacy concepts to the real world through experiences you’ve had! About JA Through the delivery of hands-on, blended learning in entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness, JA empowers young people to grow their entrepreneurial ideas, hone their work skills, manage their earnings, and secure better lives for themselves and their communities. JA is a leader in preparing young people for success in an ever-changing global economy and, in response to changing times, has moved to offering online programs to support student learning. Your Role You will have 30 minutes to connect with a group of students and share your career experiences and educational path. Sessions will also include a Q & A section where students can ask you questions related to the JA program content - focused on financial literacy, work readiness and financial literacy – and personal experiences that you’ve had with these topics. Qualifications • Must be available for a video interview prior to mentoring • Confident presenting in an online platform • Relevant work and/or educational experience preferred • Strong communication skills that are effective with youth • Must be 18 years or older to volunteer Training & Support: • JA provides presentation content where applicable • JA will include any necessary documents such as an outline of timing (run sheet), agenda, etc. where applicable • Prior to the event, you will receive a document which outlines guidelines and best practices Session Timing • Virtual Volunteers should be able to commit approximately 1-2 hours of their time for this volunteer opportunity. Tasks will usually include the following: Task Approximate Time Required Volunteer Interview 30 mins Volunteer Preparation 15 mins Technology Test & Set-up 15 mins Live Webinar 30-45 mins Follow-up Survey 15 mins Pre-Event • Preparing Remarks/Training – 15 minutes We encourage volunteers to think through and make talking notes around their education, career path, relevant volunteer positions, future goals/aspirations etc. • Technology Test & Set-up – 15 minutes Volunteers will be ready 15 minutes prior to their scheduled call time to set-up any materials or resources they have prepared and confirm their technology is working. Event • Live Webinar – 30-45 minutes Share your personal experiences with the students and answer student questions for 30 mins. Allot an additional 15 minutes for wrap-up as needed. Post-Event • Complete Volunteer Survey – 10 minutes A survey link will be emailed to you by your Program Manager, we appreciate your honest feedback to help us improve. • Answering Written Questions – 10 minutes - Optional We allot time for Q & A but often find students ask more questions than our volunteers have the time to answer. Post-event, some teachers may compile these additional questions and email them to volunteers. Answering these questions is optional but definitely appreciated! Next Steps? Confirm your interest by emailing info@jaswo.org Thank you for your support and dedication in

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