JA Impact Through a Volunteer’s Eyes

Posted in: JA Impact, Volunteers

Recently one of our JA volunteers shared her experience teaching virtual JA lessons. Many wonder if the impact or experience is the same when volunteering virtually instead of in person. Her story is evidence that volunteering in any capacity can make a tremendous difference in the lives of our students.

“I’ve been teaching JA virtually, which is new for me, and I’m extremely passionate about JA and being in the classroom with the kiddos. If I thought being in person was life changing, this may have been even more. I saw many students from under-resourced families taking the virtual lessons despite challenging circumstances.

But the amazing thing I saw in almost every single kid was interest in what I was talking about. I saw them raising their hands, giving feedback, and genuinely interested in what was happening.

The moral of this story is that even doing something very seemingly small can make a really big difference in someone’s life. You never know who you will touch, or why, but I can promise you it will be worth the time or dollars you spend!

-Kirsten, JA Volunteer


Interested in becoming a JA Virtual Volunteer? Check out our upcoming opportunities!