Volunteer Roles

The volunteer positions and responsibilities are listed below:

Volunteer Check-in Table

  •  Located in the Blue Ribbon Pavilion
  • Register all volunteers arriving for their shift
  • Distribute appropriate color lanyard
  • Direct to orientation and video
  • Provide any hospitality instructions


Traffic Controllers

  • Located at gates, along roadway, near Blue Ribbon Pavilion and Champions Pavilion entrances, infield lot and bus parking areas
  • Assist with traffic flow for arrivals and departures
  • Direct busses and volunteers to appropriate locations
  • In bus parking lot, direct buses to park among the cones


Bus Greeter/School Check-In/Snack Stations

  • Located in the bus parking lot
  • Welcome buses as they arrive and board bus to give verbal instructions (script will be provided)
  • Get students excited for the day, provide them with tips for success
  • Talk to lead teacher and verify their bus form is complete (write bus # and parking spot on form) and provide them with a map
  • Collect bus form and give teacher a copy and JA Volunteer Director your copy
  • Write bus number and parking spot on clipboard
  • Following check-in of all buses for that shift, volunteers will proceed to snack station located in the bus parking lot
  • Prepare boxes for distribution to schools
  • Help distribute prepared boxes to each school upon their departure

Safety/Student Guides/Snack Stations)

  • Located in the bus parking lots and inside pavilions
  • Meet group after they are checked in with Bus Greeters.
  • Check school schedule for start location (Blue Ribbon or Champions Pavilion)
  • Label set of signs for school with bus # and parking spot
  • Distribute signs to lead teacher and walk students and teacher to appropriate building.
  • Once all students for that shift are inside, go to snack station in the bus parking lot to assist as needed
  • As event is ending, go inside pavilion to exit area
  • Find a school group that is ready to leave and walk students/teacher from their exit points back to their bus parking lot
  • Ask lead teacher for bus parking location (or see school sign)


Student Engagement and Exiting

  • Located inside the Blue Ribbon Pavilion or the Champions Pavilion
  • Assist with inside flow of students throughout the event
  • Help encourage engagement within each area
  • Answer questions from students and direct them to another cluster or activity
  • Provide directions to bathrooms, Information Desk, etc.
  • Help with exit corrals after event, moving students to appropriate exit holding area



Questions?  Contact Cindy Kicinski at cindyk@jaindy.org!

Information & Security Desk

  • Located inside the Blue Ribbon Pavilion or the Champions Pavilion
  • Provide information for volunteers, students and teachers
  • Maps will be located here for those who need one
  • Lost and Found will be located here



  • Located inside the Blue Ribbon Pavilion or the Champions Pavilion
  • Welcomes volunteers, students and teachers as they walk in
  • Serve as indoor security
  • Monitor entrances, exits, building doors and bathrooms
  • Be available to answer questions and direct problems to Information Desk


Volunteer Hospitality

  • Located inside the Blue Ribbon Pavilion or Champions Pavilion hospitality room
  • Set up the room, prepare tables and chairs
  • Manage and monitor the hospitality room for volunteers
  • Clean up room throughout the day
  • Set up water, coffee, and all snacks
  • Lunch pick up for all day volunteers will be set up here
  • Help distribute water to each cluster prior to start of event and monitor throughout the shift
Volunteers Comments from 2017

I love having the opportunity to talk to young people about my field.  I think this is a great program to really “spark” the imagination of the young people and to give them some ideas about what they can do with their lives.


I have volunteered with JA in the classroom, as well as BizTown annually for the last several years.  Recently I took on responsibility for coordinating our company’s JA volunteers.  JA Job Spark was a way to get involved in Junior Achievement in a new and exciting way!


I was a part of Junior Achievement in elementary school and loved the real work experience I received from BizTown. Ever since then, I have always wanted to be involved with a program that reaches the youth and prepares them to be the best version of themselves and provides them goals and dreams to aspire towards.




This video is required for all participating volunteers.

Volunteers Comments from 2017

As a young professional, I feel like it’s my responsibility to relate the importance of our industry to our future workforce.  Many business leaders speak about the shortage of qualified candidates in the job market, but actions speak louder than words.  If we get out there and inspire young people to do great things, they’ll do great things.


I was a student in Junior Achievement many years ago and the experience set me on my pathway to my now profession and I am glad it has come full circle and I can return the favor. Please keep up this great work inspiring and educating our youth about the opportunities awaiting them.


This is an incredible, remarkably run program that can impact students.


I believe many of the students gained knowledge about our industry and many options of how to enter and succeed in those pathways.


Very impressed with the level of organization and amount of companies and industries represented.


Really enjoyed being part of JobSpark again this year and serving as a Co-Chair. Already looking forward to 2018.


It was fun and I wish I had it when I was growing up.


I believe participating in JobSpark is very valuable activity.


Contact Cindy Kicinski at cindyk@jaindy.org.