This spring, we are partnering with Junior Achievement of BC (JABC) to connect alumni with volunteer opportunities in communities across the province. As part of our first #SauderGivesBack campaign, we invite you to get involved in your local community by supporting JA’s mission to “inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy”.


JABC is a member of JA Canada and part of JA Worldwide, the world’s largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating young people about business. Since 1955, British Columbia schools have relied on JA to inspire and prepare youth to succeed in an ever-changing global economy. In 2016, over 38,000 BC students benefited from JABC programs delivered free of charge by volunteers from local business communities, who bring their real-life experience into the classroom. JABC programs focus on work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship, giving students the confidence and skills they need to become the next generation of business and community leaders.

Sauder Gives Back is a brand new opportunity for you to volunteer your time or expertise to a cause important to you. Help us make UBC Sauder history by volunteering alongside our goal of 100 alumni around the world.

JABC is currently looking for volunteers for these programs.

Our Business World
; grades 5 to 6
Helps students explore their entrepreneurial potential, and understand how businesses operate.

Business of Our Own
; grades 6 to 8
Gives students a hands-on learning experience of running their own retail stand.

Dollars with Sense
; grades 7 to 9
Introduces students to personal money management skills including budgeting, investing and goal setting.

Economics for Success
; grades 8 to 10
Inspires students to stay in school and plan for success in their careers and in life.

Be Entrepreneurial
; grades 10 to 12
Coaches students to develop and present plans for their own businesses.

Company Program
; grades 11 to 12
Empowers student teams to experience the excitement of planning and running their own small business venture.

To learn more about these opportunities including their required time commitments and to sign-up to volunteer, please visit the JABC website below.

For questions about these opportunities and to register to become a volunteer, please contact your local JABC Program Manager here

Until April 30th, you are encouraged to volunteer and share your stories on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter by using the hashtag #SauderGivesBack*. We’ll be featuring select posts on our website and social channels. Don’t forget to take photos – one lucky volunteer will win a $500 donation to an approved charity of their choice.

*Please note, Junior Achievement of BC has a button policy around photographing students. If you are taking photos of yourself volunteering / mentoring students in the classroom, please ensure that none of the students’ faces can be seen in the photos prior to posting them online. As minors, all students need to have a media release form to have their images released online or in print. 

JA British Columbia does not represent the views and values of the UBC Sauder School of Business. There is no official affiliation between UBC Sauder and JA British Columbia.

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