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Volunteers

Volunteers are at the core of Junior Achievement's success. To mentor and share a few hours per year, can translate into building the self-confidence and awareness of our country’s future leaders. Volunteers work with students for as little as 5 hours per year. Junior Achievement Jamaica will train each volunteer, give them the curriculum needed and coordinate with the schools. This ensures that our volunteers spend their time, where it is most valuable; in the classroom.

Each volunteer:

  • will be trained to deliver the programmes
  • be given all material need for programme delivery
  • develop leadership and presentation skills
  • will hone their facilitation skills

Expectations

Company-sponsored volunteer programs have many benefits to the sponsoring company. One of the most measurable impacts employee volunteer programmes (evps) have is on the attitudes, productivity and job satisfaction of company employees. According to the study Good Companies, Better Employees (Tuffrey, 2003), some of the outcomes of effective evps include:

  • An improved rating among employees for their employer as a place to work compared to other companies (63 percent saying above average or one of the best, compared to 57 percent before the program was in place).
  • Increased job satisfaction levels (64 percent fairly or very satisfied among all employees, compared to 62 percent before; satisfaction among volunteer program participants rose to 67 percent).
  • Increased positive word of mouth among employees about their employer (54 percent saying they would speak highly of their employer, compared to 49 percent before the program was put in place; among volunteer program participants, the rate rose to 57 percent).
  • Higher retention rates for employees who participated in volunteer activities than for those employees who did not. Additionally, employees who participated in volunteer programs appeared to be more prone to pursue promotion and development activities in the months following the participation in the volunteer programs