Ways To Volunteer

Help us educate and inspire Canada’s youth! If your organization has a JA volunteer program, you can sign up to donate your time and skills. You can also get involved with JA as an individual volunteer. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available, such as delivering a program in a classroom, assisting at a special event or committing to a long-term leadership role. With so many opportunities, you’ll find something that fits into your schedule and aligns with your areas of expertise. 

JA Program Facilitator

In many parts of the country we have waiting lists for our most popular programs, as we don’t have enough volunteers to teach them. As a program facilitation volunteer, you will run a JA program to a class of students (this may be in-person or virtual). You’ll help students gain invaluable skills in financial literacy, workplace readiness and entrepreneurship. By sharing your professional knowledge and life experiences, you will inspire students and empower them to make their dreams a reality.  

How We Achieve

JA volunteers believe that they can make a difference.
They facilitate interactive programs for more than 220,000 students a year to inspire them to make a difference too.


Event Opportunities

Volunteers play an essential role in JA’s success. By contributing your time and talents, you can help students gain the skills they need to succeed in their future careers. You’ll also have the opportunity to network with Canada’s foremost business leaders. You can get involved through the following events:  

  • The Canadian Business Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Celebration
    Each year, guests gather in Toronto to celebrate Canada’s successful and growing business industry and honour new members of the Order of the Business Hall of Fame. Volunteers assist with customer service, logistics and support.

Mentorship Opportunities

Most youth don’t have the opportunity to receive mentorship from business leaders. By volunteering to share your personal and professional experiences with students, you will ensure that they’re well prepared to enter the workforce. Your valuable knowledge also helps students connect what they learn in the classroom with what is needed to succeed in school, life and business. 

Governance Opportunities

JA Boards of Directors provide leadership and guide the strategic direction of JA Canada (National Board) and our 14 locations. These distinguished volunteers are responsible for shaping the future vision and mission of JA while honouring its legacy of excellence. They provide oversight, mentorship and leadership to all members of JA.


Transform the lives of Canadian youth and volunteer as an individual or an organization:

register to volunteer

  You can also contact us to learn how to start a JA volunteer program in your organization.  


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