Volunteer Opportunities!

Please note that JA Waterloo Region’s volunteer opportunities have changed due to updated health and safety protocols in schools. Please review our program descriptions and select which one(s) interest you, we will be in contact when we have opportunities available for those programs. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we navigate these uncertain times.

JA Our Business World - Grade 5

Students explore how businesses are created, why they change, and the role business plays in Canadian communities. Using games and multimedia, students will learn about innovation, start-ups and self-employment.

JA A Business of Our Own - Grade 6

Students experience entrepreneurship as they complete the process of setting up their very own retail sales stand and develop an awareness of the decision-making, creative thinking, and responsibility involved in operating a business.

JA Dollars with Sense - Grade 7

Challenge students to apply personal money management skills in their own lives, starting now!  Topics include: currency, methods of payment, smart shopping, online safety, needs, wants and goals, budgeting, and basic investing.

JA Economics for Success - Grade 8

Students consider the economic advantages of education and using strategies for success. Topics include: goal setting, career planning, post-secondary options, personal budgeting, networking, and creating a personal brand.

JA World of Choices - Grades 9-12

JA World of Choices brings students together with career mentors. In small sessions, students learn first-hand what it takes to be successful. The program clarifies career and educational pathways, actively engaging students in designing their career path.


JA Personal Finance - Grades 9-12

Develop personal money management skills by exploring key elements of personal finance such as spending wisely, budgeting, saving, investing, and using credit.

JA Company Program - Grades 9-12

Foster the entrepreneurial spirit as a group of 15-20 students plan and operate their own small company. Students establish goals, raise capital, prepare a business plan, manufacture a product or provide a service, and develop marketing and sales strategies.



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