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.
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.
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.
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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 downtown 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.
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
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.
The JLG has invested more than $3 million back into its beloved community through organizations, events and gifts, and about $2 million of that has come in the past decade alone. Of the League’s more than 1,000 members, 350 of which are active volunteers.
Please contact Brittany Semones, the 2016-17 Membership Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about transferring.
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.
Our League is comprised of around 300 active members and over 800 sustaining members. You can learn more about our membership by clicking here.
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.
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 email it to the Membership Chair, or you can mail it to or drop it off in person at Junior League Headquarters (located at 3101 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC, 27408). When you submit your application, you will also need to mail in or drop off payment for your provisional dues.
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 email@example.com or by phone at (336) 852-5542.
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.
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 292 independent Junior Leagues located in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom.
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