Wanted: Volunteers Passionate About Financial Literacy
January 22, 2019
Do you have a passion for financial literacy? Do you want to have a positive impact on young people in your community? By serving as a classroom volunteer for Junior Achievement, a not-for-profit organization that helps prepare young people for success in the global economy, you can make a positive impact teaching financial literacy lessons to school-age students.
Volunteers are needed in school districts throughout the Portland metropolitan and surrounding areas in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Junior Achievement relies on volunteer support to spread their messages of work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy.
“Our programs help young people begin to develop financial fundamentals, including concepts such as budgeting, credit, debt, interest, taxes, and more,” said Junior Achievement of Oregon & Southwest Washington Director of In-Class Programs, Jennifer Arritola. “Through integrated learning models, we’re empowering the next generation to build a better future for themselves and their community.”
Volunteers must complete a 30-minute training prior to participating. Elementary classes meet five times and middle and high school classes meet six times. Each lesson is between 30 to 45 minutes long and can be set at a time that works best according to the volunteer’s and the teacher’s schedule. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact Arritola. To learn more about Junior Achievement, visit its website.