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Volunteer Mentor - Program Facilitator

Organization: Junior Achievement of Central Ontario
Date Posted: 2020-01-07
Posted By: Britton Nicol
City: Multiple Locations, Toronto and Surrounding Areas
Location: Ontario
Country: Canada
Primary Category: Education and Literacy
Type of Position: Weekdays

Description & Details

Using our highly interactive education programs you will aid students in developing necessary business and life skills, to enter tomorrows’ workforce. Acting as a resource, facilitator, motivator and role model you will facilitate a Junior Achievement program in the classroom for a day. You and a colleague/friend can sign up together, we can match you with a partner, or you can volunteer on your own. We have multiple programs to choose from, depending on your interests and skills.


The following elementary school programs are always in high demand.


*More than Money (Grade 4) - (One School Day)

In JA's More than Money programstudents are introduced to the intersection of financial literacy, entrepreneurship and social studies learning objectives. Throughout the program students will have the opportunity to think like an entrepreneur and develop business strategy and money-management skills that they can apply to a simulated business.


*Our Business World (Grade 5) - (One School Day)

In JA’s Our Business World program, students explore how businesses are created and what makes them thrive. Using games and multimedia, students learn about innovation, start-ups and self-employment.


*Be Entrepreneurial Junior (Grade 6) - (One School Day)

In JA's Be Entrepreneurial Junior program, students gain an understanding of the important role entrepreneurship plays in the Canadian economy, and what it takes to start your own business. This program is sure to spark innovative thinking and inspire students to consider turning their great ideas into an entrepreneurial venture.


*Dollars with Sense (Grade 7) - (One School Day)

In JA's Dollars With Sense program, students get the vital tools they need to make smart financial decisions, live debt-free and become savvy investors. Students learn personal money management skills that they can apply to their lives ... beginning now.


*Economics for Success (Grade 8) - (One School Day)

In JA's Economics for Success program, students take a closer look at the advantages of staying in school, as well as learn what’s needed to succeed in today’s workforce. Volunteers from the local business community partner with classroom teachers to help students see the link between education and achieving their goals.

Volunteer dates are on weekdays during school hours. Please register online on the JA website:

Volunteer training dates are available throughout the school year. During the on-line registration process, you can select a training date.

Please note, training is held via teleconference. These training sessions last approximately one hour.


Skills And Experience Required
Good communication skills, facilitation experience is desired, but not required, personable, outgoing and enjoys working with adolescent learners.


Required language:



Minimum age:



Minimum hours:

One school day (approximately 8 hours) as well as a one-hour training session.

Task requirements:

Verbal Communication


- Enhances your leadership, presentation and facilitation skills - Provides access to networking opportunities with JA’s corporate and educational partners - Offers an opportunity to share a lifetime of experience with young people - Educates students about careers in your industry sector


How to Apply / Contact

Britton Nicol
Phone 416.360.5252 ext. 241

Please register online at the following link:


**Please note that we do not take applications or resumes through the Volunteer Toronto messaging system. Please register online on our website or contact Britton Nicol by email or phone.**

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