banner photo: RI Commissioner of Education, Dr. Ken Wagner, joins JA Board member, Steve Kitchin, in his JA Our Nation 5th grade class.

Our Volunteers

Junior Achievement is making a positive impact on students in our communities. Through age appropriate curriculum, students are engaged with hands on experiences to help them understand the economics of life.

Personalized Classroom Placement

JA offers volunteers the opportunity to choose the grade level and school location. All the volunteer needs to do is provide JA with a desired location or grade level and JA will provide the volunteers with available volunteer possibilities. Please contact Pauline Abetti, senior education manager, if you are interested in one of our current volunteer opportunities.

comprehensive training

JA staff provides a one hour training session so volunteers are comfortable visiting the classroom and ready to enjoy their experience to the fullest. Volunteers will be trained in classroom management, delivering the JA lessons and communicating effectively with students and teachers. Watch our JA overview video for volunteers.

Minimal Time Commitment

The time commitment is minimal compared to the significant impact volunteers can make. Please contact Pauline Abetti, senior education manager, for current training times.