To volunteer for JA, please complete the following application. Make sure you hit the Submit button, or your application will not be sent to our office! You may also call our office at (270) 684-7291 or send an email to email@example.com to request an application be sent to you.
Yes! I would like to volunteer for JA!Volunteer Application
Please do not complete this form if your community is not in the Western Kentucky area. We currently serve: Daviess, Breckinridge, Hancock, Ohio, McLean, Muhlenberg, Henderson, Union, Webster, Hopkins, Christian (excluding Ft. Campbell), Crittenden, Caldwell, Livingston, Lyon, Trigg, Marshall, Calloway, McCracken, Graves, Ballard, Carlisle, Hickman and Fulton Counties in Kentucky and Perry County in Indiana.
** If you need to determine which JA office serves your area, please visit the JA website at ja.org, select the JA Area Near You and then choose the United States.
Information Highighted in green is required!
First Name: Last Name:
Name you wish to be called (if different than your first name):
Company Name (If you are a student, please list your school. If you are retired or a parent, please leave blank.):
Title (Job Title, Parent, Retired, Student):
Gender: Female: Male
Ethnicity (Please note this is for statistical purposes only): <-- Make Selection -->WhiteBlackHispanicPacific IslanderHawaiianNative AmericanAsianMulti-Racial
Are you a new or returning volunteer?: New: Return
If you are a returning volunteer, how many years (estimated) have you volunteered with JA?:
Have you been convicted of a felony within the last seven years?: Yes: No
If you have been convicted of a felony within the last seven years, please provide an explanation.:
Would you like information mailed to you at work/school or home?: Work / School: Home
Street Address or P.O. Box: City, State, Zip:
Daytime Phone Number: Fax Number:
How many times would you like to teach a JA program this school year?: One time: Two-Three Times: Contact me when openings are available: This is my first time teaching, contact me once the first program is completed.
Which semester to you prefer to teach in?: Fall: Spring: Either: Both
Which level would you prefer to volunteer in?: Elementary (K-5th grades): Middle School (6th-7th grades): High School (9th-12th grades)
Do you have a certain school you would like to request to volunteer in? (Please note that we may not be able to place you at the location you specifiy, but we will contact you prior to assigning you to a school):
Volunteer Conduct Standards
Each year Junior Achievement staff shall convey these standards in writing to all volunteers prior to their first visit to the classroom. Staff shall review these standards verbally, as well, with volunteers teaching for the first time.
Junior Achievement (JA) serves youth. JA volunteers teach valuable lessons in their program delivery and especially in their conduct with students. Adult misconduct with or in the presence of youth carries serious consequences. Because Junior Achievement cares that its volunteers have healthy, appropriate relationships with the youth they serve, it has established the following standards.
1. Young people look to adults for examples of appropriate behavior. JA volunteers must use appropriate language and model honorable behavior, such as respect, integrity, honesty, and excellence. Profanity or sexualized language or jokes are inappropriate when working with students, regardless whether it occurs face-to-face, over the Internet, or by any other means. JA strictly forbids violating any state law regarding interactions with youth; for example, providing them alcohol or legal or illegal drugs, or coaxing them into illicit relationships over the Internet or otherwise.
2. Volunteers must take particular care when touching youth. Most adults understand the difference between appropriate physical contact such as a handshake or pat on the back, and contact that is sexual or disrespectful. Volunteers also must be cognizant of how any physical contact may be perceived.
3. Interactions with students must both be appropriate and appear appropriate. It is expected that volunteers’ interactions with students are at all times appropriate and professional, and are strictly related to the role of business mentor. It is unacceptable to seek or engage in one-to-one meetings with students at any time.
4. Volunteers are responsible for the quality of interactions. Students often find it difficult to state discomfort or objections. Volunteers must be especially sensitive to physical and verbal cues that youth provide.
The aforementioned standards do not represent a comprehensive list. Other actions not included could result in suspension or dismissal as a volunteer. JA volunteers also must read and comply with
JA’s social media policy.
Junior Achievement takes all complaints of misconduct seriously. Credible allegations of misconduct will be promptly reported to the appropriate authorities. During any such investigation, the JA volunteer will be placed on leave. If an investigation determines misconduct occurred, it will result in the immediate and permanent dismissal as a JA volunteer.
Any JA staff member or volunteer who reasonably suspects misconduct must report these suspicions immediately to the appropriate JA staff person with their JA Area.
** By clicking submit, you acknowledge that the information is correct to the best of your knowledge. In addition, you agree that you understand and agree to abide by the Junior Achievement Volunteer Conduct Standards!
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