All women who value the Junior League of Washington’s (JLW) Mission are encouraged to join our League. If you are already a member of the Junior League in another city and wish to transfer into JLW, please click here.
JLW accepts new members each year through a four-step application process. Please read on to learn more about this process, including important application deadlines. If you have questions that are not answered on this page, please feel free to email us at email@example.com.
Being a member of JLW comes with many benefits – not only unique opportunities to serve, lead, and connect, but also discounts with local retailers, museums, theaters, fitness clubs, and more. Click here to learn more about these benefits.
To be eligible to join JLW as a new member, you must meet the following criteria by the JLW Membership Application Deadline of March 24, 2024:
- Be at least 21 years of age
- Be a resident within the greater Washington, DC, area
- are enthusiastic about volunteering in your community and developing your potential as a leader
A detailed application process is below. Please contact the Member Recruitment Committee with any additional questions or concerns.
HOW TO JOIN THE JLW?
Click here to create your account. After creating your account, you will receive a confirmation email with the next steps and a link to sign up for a mandatory Recruitment Orientation Session (ROS).
STEP 2: ATTEND A MANDATORY RECRUITMENT ORIENTATION SESSION AND SUBMIT APPLICATION
All women who have created an account on JLW.org will be invited to attend a mandatory Recruitment Orientation Session (ROS).
Recruitment Orientation Sessions give prospective members the opportunity to learn more about JLW, and attendance is mandatory to continue the application process.
The 2024 Recruitment Orientation Sessions will be held on:
- Thursday, January 11 – 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
- Thursday, January 25 – 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
- Saturday, February 10 – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- Saturday, February 24 – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- Sunday, March 10 – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
STEP 3: APPLY TO JOIN THE JLW NEW MEMBER CLASS OF 2024-2025
Once a prospective member attends a Recruitment Orientation Session, they will receive a non-transferable link for the JLW membership application and the $35 applicant processing fee that accompanies the application. The non-refundable fee is payable at the time the online application is submitted. Women who submit an applicant processing fee but are not selected in the lottery will have the fee waived if they re-apply the following year.
All applications must be submitted on, or before, March 15, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. After all applications have been reviewed, eligible women will be placed into a lottery and will be notified of their status in early April 2024.
STEP 4: INVITATION TO JOIN THE JLW NEW MEMBER CLASS OF 2024-2025
JLW welcomes about 250-300 new members every year. This means we are not always able to accommodate all women who are interested in joining each year. Every eligible candidate who submits an application on time will be entered into the lottery system to determine who will be invited to join JLW’s 2024-2025 New Member Class. All applicants will be notified of their status by the Member Recruitment Committee in mid to late April 2024. Those accepted must pay new member dues and course fee (approximately $340) by May 1, 2024.There will be the option for dues payment plans and a small number of dues scholarships are available.
By becoming one of the Junior League of Washington’s trained volunteers, your service can support pathways to opportunity for our neighbors in the Washington, DC, area. We hope you’ll join us as we transform our community through trained volunteer service. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information regarding how to become a member of JLW