JA Central Ontario Volunteers


Become a JA volunteer, and inspire youth in the classroom. Our programs teach students about financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Last year, we reached over 50,000 students across Central Ontario, and this would not have been possible without the help of over 3,000 volunteers.

"This was my third time volunteering, and each time I have enjoyed it even more than the last!"

-JA Volunteer, 2016

Volunteer Resources

To help you prepare for your day in the classroom, please click on the program you'll be facilitating below for some additional resources. 


Volunteer Screening for Toronto Schools

If you are volunteering at a school in Toronto, Etobicoke, North York or Scarborough, additional screening is required. You will need to complete a Police Record Check and apply through the police service in the region where you live.

Please Click The Region You Reside In For Instructions: 

Your postal code starts with M


If you have submitted a police record check to JA Central Ontario within the past 12 months, you are only required to complete an annual offense declaration. Pease contact your JA representative for more information.

JA Central Ontario covers costs associated with obtaining a police record check.

Tweet About Your Volunteer Experience

We love seeing our volunteers share their experiences on social media! Be sure to follow us and use our hashtags:

  • #JACOVolunteers
  • #JAProgramOBW
  • #JAProgramDWS
  • #JAProgramEFS

Please note: to protect the students’ privacy, we ask that volunteers not take photos of the students or post student photos on social media. This would require parent consent.

Our mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.