Women improving the Washington DC Community since 1912


Our more than 2,300 members volunteer at community agencies throughout the Washington, DC, community, providing aid where their expertise is needed most. You can find us tutoring a child, mentoring parents at a daycare center for homeless children, serving on community boards, or delivering life skills seminars to community members in recovery programs.

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Welcome to the Junior League of Washington. The Junior League of Washington (JLW) is made up of more than 2,300 highly trained volunteers dedicated to improving the community through effective action and leadership. The JLW makes a difference by supporting adult, children's, and cultural literacy initiatives in the greater Washington, DC, area through hands-on volunteering and fundraising efforts that support the important work of our community partners.

The Junior League of Washington has raised millions of dollars for the Washington, DC, community over the years. Want to help? You can make a difference to the community today! Become a Supporter


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    59th Annual Holiday Shops

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JLW Inaugural Day of Service

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, the Junior League of Washington held its inaugural Day of Service. Our 2,300+ trained volunteers spread across the city, engaging in meaningful projects to maximize our impact on a single day.

National Book Festival

425 enthusiastic JLW volunteers joined the Library of Congress to support the 2016 National Book Festival on Saturday, September 24. Since 2003, JLW members have contributed over 37,000 volunteer hours promoting literacy and the love of reading at the National Book Festival. To read more about the event, click here.

Holiday Shops 2017

The Junior League of Washington will host the 59th annual Holiday Shops, November 17-19, 2017, at Dock5 at Union Market. Holiday Shops is more than a unique shopping experience; it is also one of the League's major fundraisers. Funds raised support the JLW’s ongoing efforts to improve the DC community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers and annual grants awarded to local nonprofits. Find out more about Holiday Shops.

Tossed & Found

Over the past 25 years, Tossed & Found has raised more than $2.1 million through the support of our volunteers, donors, patrons, and shoppers. In 2014, JLW won The Association of Junior Leagues International Inc. Fund Development Award, recognizing the important role Tossed & Found plays in funding the League's Mission and providing many families and nonprofits with housewares, goods, and clothing through its Community Cash Card program. The 26th annual Tossed & Found rummage sale will be held March 23-25, 2018. Click here to learn more about Tossed & Found.