Overview/FAQ

Overview/FAQ

Women building better communities. That’s the Junior League. The Junior League of Greensboro has been the driving force behind the kinds of initiatives and institutions that make our community a healthier, more vital place to live.WLS 2012

Junior League members, reflecting a wide range of backgrounds, interests, and professional pursuits work together to identify unmet needs, forge effective coalitions, and work for change. Time and time again, the Junior League is among the first organizations to step up to the plate and tackle a community’s biggest challenges.

Mission

The Junior League of Greensboro, North Carolina, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

League Fact Sheet

Click here to view a fact sheet about our League!

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the Junior League do?

The Junior League of Greensboro provides avenues for women to volunteer, become developed as leaders and to meet other like-minded, community-dedicated trailblazers. There are countless ways for our diverse membership to grow as women and as leaders.

We run the retail store the Bargain Box, host several community-wide events such as our annual Touch a Truck bonanza, host leadership development seminars for our members and provide them with opportunities to connect and socialize.

Membership perks include learning more about effective community leadership, such as advocacy, community research, fundraising, finance, leadership, public relations and personal development. Our members meet community leaders and new friends. They’re also exposed to creative problem-solving strategies and get a firsthand chance to see how a large non-profit organization runs.

Who can join?

If you’re a woman interested in bettering her community, we’d love to have you join as a member! Check out the application here.

We have a few requirements:
• Attend a Provisional course
• Attend monthly membership meetings
• Complete a volunteer placement
• Work four retail shifts at the Bargain Box
• Pay $136 in Annual Dues
• Donate a $100 yearly quota to the Bargain Box, or $50 in donations each 6 months

How does the Junior League improve the community?

Since its founding in 1928, the JLG has transformed into one of Greensboro’s most supportive organizations. Women work with other women to create positive community change every League year. We have in-depth insight into community needs, and through our partnership with Cone Elementary provide strategies for solutions to those needs.

More than $3 million has been contributed to the community by the JLG in its 90-year history, with more than $2 million contributed in the last 10 years. Of the League’s over 800 members, nearly 200 are active volunteers.

How can I transfer in from another League?

Please contact Caroline Hacker (2017-18 Membership Chair) at caroline.tedder@gmail.com to learn more about transferring.

What does a League year look like?

Unlike a calendar year, a year for the Junior League of Greensboro runs from June 1st to May 31st. The League takes a break from hosting General Membership Meetings during the summer months (June, July and August), but this does not mean there’s a break from volunteer opportunities during the summer. This is especially true for League members serving in leadership positions. For some committees, the summer months may be one of their busiest times of the year.

How many people are in this Junior League of Greensboro?

Our League is comprised of around 200 active members and over 600 sustaining members. You can learn more about our membership by clicking here.

Which organizations is the Junior League of Greensboro partnered with? What has the Junior League of Greensboro done in the past?

Since the Junior League of Greensboro was established in 1926, our organization has partnered with and sponsored many incredible organizations in our community. Some of these organizations include the Natural Science Center, the Children’s Museum, Gateway Education Center and Cone Elementary School. A more complete list of our past and present projects can be found in our League fact sheet.

How do I apply to be a member?

In order to apply for membership, you must complete the Junior League of Greensboro application, which can be found here. Once you’ve completed the application, you can either 1) email it to Caroline Hacker (2017-18 Membership Chair) at caroline.tedder@gmail.com 2) mail it to Junior League Headquarters (located at 3101 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC, 27408) or 3) drop it off in person. When you submit your application, you will also need to mail in or drop off payment for your provisional dues.

Who can I talk to as a resource for the membership process?

The Membership Chair of our League can be reached by email. Another great resource is Kelley Rowland, the League’s Executive Assistant. She can be reached via email at kelley@juniorleagueofgreensboro.org or by phone at (336) 852-5542.

Are there any opportunities to meet members before I decide to join?

A great way to meet League members before deciding to join is to attend one of our Junior League Spritzer events. These events are held multiple times throughout the year and are a great opportunity to socialize with current members and to learn more about the League.

Is the Junior League a nonprofit?

Yes! The Junior League of Greensboro is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit. We are a member of AJLI, the Association of Junior Leagues International. AJLI is an association comprised of over 150,000 women in 291 independent Junior Leagues located in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

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