Supplemental Training Tools for JA Volunteers

Check out this video to see how you, as a JA volunteer, can make a difference in the life of a child.

What’s the Commitment?

Your commitment could vary from a single school day to a weekly visit of one hour each for five to 10 weeks. It all depends on the grade level of the program you choose. You can choose your classroom based on a number of factors. We're flexible!

How to Prepare for Your JA Sessions: Working with Students:

Volunteer Resources / Help in the Classroom

  • Elementary Classroom Management – Part 1: As you prepare for your volunteer experience, watch this short module to learn techniques on connecting with students.
  • Elementary Classroom Management – Part 2: After watching Elementary Classroom Management- Part 1, view this module to learn and observe useful classroom management tips.
  • Logistics – Traditional JA Program Delivery – Are you wondering what to wear, where to park or what to bring? Watch this short module to learn the answers to your questions and more.
  • Logistics – JA-in-a-Day – Do you have questions about how the day will flow, where to go or how to prepare? Watch this short module to prepare for your volunteer experience.
  • Program Updates — Stay up to date on the most recent updates/corrections, by program.
  • Program Enhancements — Resources for volunteers and teachers to add value and extend the JA experience. Available for select programs.
  • Program Specific Training Videos — In addition to the detailed teaching guide in each Junior Achievement program materials kit, JA of South Dakota provides the following resources for volunteers.
  • Certificate and Table Tent Templates — These may be used to print student names on certificates using a printer. (Microsoft Word documents) Provided by JA of St. Louis.

  • Volunteer Feedback

    Program Content and Instruction Survey — JA wants to know what you think. We encourage you to participate in a survey about your volunteer experience. It only takes 10 minutes to complete. The results assist with the assessment of program content, implementation and impact. Your responses are anonymous.