Junior Achievement offers you the opportunity to inspire young people on the Isle of Man and use your valuable life experience to help prepare them for life beyond education. Volunteering also offers a way for you to give back to your community and local schools alongside a range of other personal benefits
Each year we work with over 500 volunteers to deliver our programmes to every school on the Isle of Man.
The excitement and satisfaction of mentoring, of transforming attitudes, and of helping young people open their eyes to the world of work keeps many of our volunteers coming back year after year.
Becoming a Junior Achievement volunteer will challenge you and it will also help you develop a range of new skills and insights.
There are a number of different ways in which you can contribute as a volunteer to our programmes and organisation:
- Supporting the delivery of one of our Classroom-based programmes in a school, generally a half-day or a day.
- Acting as a Business Advisor supporting a student team on our Company-based Programmes which run through an academic year, generally by attending a weekly meeting with the team.
- Helping us to raise funds either by helping out at one of our events or by organising your own fundraising event
How much flexibility will I have?
Volunteers choose their own time commitment based around their flexibility. We deliver both half-day to full-programmes and it is up to you to how many time you volunteer. You also choose the age-group and the school you wish to work with giving you the opportunity volunteer in your community.
What experience do I need?
No previous experience is necessary to become a classroom or fundraising volunteer with us. A relaxed hour-long training session prepares volunteers to go into the classroom and is supported by a volunteer guide with all the information you will need. Further training is available if you wish to learn more about engaging with young people in the classroom. Volunteers must be over the age of 18.
Business mentors are required to have experience in business and a basic understanding of finance.