Volunteer Opportunities

JA Company Mentor

Category: Entrepreneurship & Financial Literacy
Program: JA Ottawa
Region: east, west, south, central
Grade Level: secondary
*Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) Required



Grade Level: Grade 9-12

Volunteer Business Advisors (mentors) facilitate and support a group of students during weekly meetings for approximately 15 weeks. Students meet virtually (or in class) once a week to create and operate their business. Mentors may also have the opportunity to speak at optional virtual sessions to all students.  Company Program is currently offered as a virtual program and will be offered in classrooms again once conditions allow.

Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) Required.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering! The registration process takes about 15 minutes.


Address: Ottawa, ON, Canada

*Requires a recent Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC). Instructions on how to get a PVSC will be emailed to you after you apply online.

Help create tomorrow’s leaders!  As an Ottawa Network for Education JA volunteer, you bring real-world experience to students while facilitating hands-on and interactive learning experiences.  Boost your organization’s profile in the community while developing your leadership and communication skills and having fun!

Volunteers help youth develop the confidence and knowledge they need to pursue their dreams. These programs can literally, in a few hours, change the course of a student’s life. It’s easy to get involved.

The process is fairly simple. Register using the form below and we’ll be in touch shortly.  Please note that all volunteer positions require careful screening. Not all applicants will be accepted.

Screening procedures include: Two (2) references who have known you for at least 2 years (one professional and one character reference) and JA program orientation prior to class delivery.