Volunteer Opportunities for Finance Professionals
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SIFMA InvestWrite Competition - Judging beings in April, 2013.
InvestWrite is an innovative national writing competition, sponsored by the Foundation for Investor Education, for students in 4th through 12th grade. InvestWrite integrates critical thinking and language arts components that help reinforce the financial decision-making skills that students learn in the classroom while using The Stock Market Game program. Volunteer judges are needed to help recognize students throughout the nation for their newly acquired investment knowledge. Judges also play a significant role in selecting which students and teachers win great InvestWrite prizes. Judges evaluate up to 6 student essays. For standardization purposes, each essay provided to you will be of the same grade division (elementary, middle or high school). The essays you will receive have been pre-selected by the students’ classroom teacher and will be graded by two judges to avoid possible bias. Judging will take place entirely online, with no meetings or phone calls. To register online, go to www.investwrite.org/judges
Other Programs Throughout The Year
NFTE Business Plan Competition
Volunteers are needed to observe and evaluate NFTE student business plan presentations. In-class competitions take place every December and April; Business Plan Review Panel Reviewers meet in the NFTE offices to read all Semifinal business plan submissions and choose the 16 that will be presented in the Semifinals. Time Commitment: Three to four hours for one evening, depending on the number of submissions. Review panels meet in January and May. Coaching Nights to Prepare for Semifinal Competition volunteers are matched with a NFTE student looking for guidance on his or her PowerPoint business plan in preparation for the Semifinal competition in January and May. Coaches and students meet at the NFTE office. To learn more or volunteer for this program, contact Evelyn Ouano.
The purpose of Junior Achievement is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Finance professionals are needed to assist with classroom programs at grades K-12 throughout the Bay Area. To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Federal Reserve's International Economic Summit
The Federal Reserve System sponsors educational programs for students and will hold its regional International Economic Summit on each year in May at San Jose State University. Volunteers are needed to serve as scorekeepers, economic advisors, summit bankers and judges. To learn more visit www.frbsf.org/ies or download the volunteer form.
Working with Teachers
Finance professionals are needed to work with teachers who are receiving BAFEF-sponsored subscriptions to the WSJCE, both as teacher liaisons throughout the year and to provide live instruction during one of our bi-annual teacher workshops. To help with this program, email email@example.com.
Wine Tasting Reception
The annual wine tasting reception is held each Fall and would not be possible without the diligent work of our volunteers! Planning starts in late Spring, and we need help in soliciting corporate sponsorships, collecting auction items, contacting wineries, greeting attendees at the event, helping with event displays and more! To get involved or learn more about this opportunity, email event chair Cameron Crisman or contact BAFEF at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University Relations Committee works with faculty at local finance programs to promote and support our University Merit Awards. To help with this effort, contact Ted Jablonski.