The Junior League of Washington (JLW) annually welcomes 250 to 300 new members into our family. We are proud of our diversity, attracting hundreds of women of differing racial, socio-economic, and educational backgrounds, who are committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
New Members must meet requirements during their provisional year in the JLW in order to attain Active Member status. Current New Member requirements are as follows:
New Members of the Junior League of Washington must:
- Attend four required meetings with their New Member Advisor. Meetings typically last for 1-2 hours and generally occur with other New Members in a small group setting.
- Attend New Member training events, including: (a) a Saturday Session orientation, generally held in September (approximately 4 hours); (b) Course Session, held in the Fall (approximately 2 hours); and (c) Mid-Year Event, generally held in January (approximately 4 hours).
- Complete two Membership Credits (approximately 2-4 hours each).
- Volunteer for one shift at the JLW's Holiday Shops, a holiday shopping fundraising event generally held in November (approximately 3-4 hours).
- Volunteer for one shift at the JLW's Tossed and Found fundraiser, generally held in March or April (approximately 3-4 hours).
- Complete community-facing requirements, including: (a) one Mini-Placement with a JLW committee (approximately 12-16 hours in the Fall or Spring); (b) one volunteer shift at the National Book Festival in September (approximately 4 hours) and the required training (approximately -1-2 hours); and (c) one Community Experience, an one-time volunteer activity with a JLW committee (approximately 2-4 hours in the Fall or Spring)
All requirements must be completed within the New Member year, which will begin in early September and continue until the end of May. We also hold a variety of optional, social events throughout the year to help you meet other members of the League.
As a New Member, you are paired with a New Member Advisor, a JLW member who has been in the League at least two years. Your advisor will help welcome you to the League, manage your requirements, and introduce you to JLW opportunities and members. The Junior League of Washington hopes you'll join our commitment to improving the Washington, DC community by becoming a trained volunteer whose impact can improve the lives of women and children in our area. Please contact email@example.com for more information regarding how to become a Member of the Junior League of Washington.