Become a Member

Become a Member

It’s our members that make The Junior League of Greensboro such a successful, inspiring organization. Let’s continue to keep that tradition alive!

The Junior League of Greensboro 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. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

When you join the Junior League, you commit to a yearlong Provisional Period, in which you strive to meet certain goals that focus on facilitating engagement within the community and the organization, as a whole. These goals are listed below.

We invite you to join us on our new yearlong Provisional Period! We would be honored to have you grow with this exceptional group of women, in a community that we hold most dear to our hearts. If you have any questions, please email Brittany Semones (Membership Chair) at bsemones@gmail.com.
Provisional

Download the PDF below to apply, then email it to kelley@juniorleagueofgreensboro.org or mail it to the JLG Headquarters (3101 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27408.) Applications are due by 5pm, Wednesday, August 17, 2016.

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If you have questions about the application process or for additional details, please contact Brittany Semones (2016-2017 Membership Chair) at bsemones@gmail.com.

 

2015 provisionals

 

Provisional Requirements

  • Attend the mandatory provisional orientation
  • Complete six Bargain Box shifts (three hours each)
  • Complete one external placement shift (Touch a Truck, Women’s Leadership Summit, etc.)
  • Attend all General Membership Meetings (typically the first Monday of each month)
  • Attend all provisional meetings (typically the third Monday of each month)
  • Attend two informational meetings of your choice (cultural competency training, historical training, etc.)
  • Select, plan and implement a provisional community project as a provisional group
  • Pay your provisional dues ($276)

Membership FAQs

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.

What are the requirements once I am a provisional?

As a provisional, you will be required to meet the following requirements:

  • Attend the mandatory provisional orientation
  • Complete six Bargain Box shifts (three hours each) and donate $50 worth of merchandise to the Bargain Box twice a year
  • Complete one external placement shift (Touch a Truck, Women’s Leadership Summit, etc.)
  • Attend all General Membership Meetings (typically the first Monday of each month)
  • Attend all provisional meetings (typically the third Monday of each month)
  • Attend two informational meetings of your choice (cultural competency training, historical training, etc.)
  • Select, plan and implement a provisional community project as a provisional group
  • Pay your provisional dues ($276)

How many people are in the Junior League of Greensboro?

Our League is comprised of around 300 active members and over 800 sustaining members. You can learn more about our membership by clicking here.

Why has the provisional period changed from 4 months to one year (September to May)?

A year-long provisional term will result in more engaged, quality, longer tenure members. The League will have less attrition of members and therefore a larger overall League population. Furthermore, the longer term would merit deeper connections and closer relationships among the provisional class. The overall training during this time will be more in-depth, more purposeful, historical and allow for more intentional placement selection. Overall, our members will have more accountability and commitment for the Junior League of Greensboro.

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.

What are the time commitments once I am a provisional?

As a provisional, your main time commitments will be the General Membership Meetings (GMMs), provisional meetings, Bargain Box shifts and your provisional community project. GMMs have an optional social hour from 6pm to 7pm, and the business meetings tend to run from 7pm to 8pm. Provisional meetings start with a social portion at 6:30pm, and the meeting portion runs from 7pm to 8pm.

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 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.

How long is the provisional period?

Your time as a provisional will begin with your provisional orientation (typically the last Saturday before Labor Day weekend) and will end with the May General Membership Meeting when you will be voted into active status.

What is the cost to join the Junior League of Greensboro?

Provisional dues for the League are a one-time fee of $276 ($136 for dues and $140 for meeting expenses). Once you are an active member, you will pay your yearly dues in March/April.

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.

What's the process for transferring membership between Leagues?

Transferring TO the Junior League of Greensboro

If you’re interested in transferring to the Greensboro League, you’ll start the process by reaching out to your current League and requesting they initiate the transfer process. Once the process starts, your current League will make contact with the appropriate members of the Greensboro League. You should hear from a member of the Junior League of Greensboro once you’ve initiated the transfer process.

Transferring OUT of the Junior League of Greensboro

If you want to transfer your membership from the Junior League of Greensboro to another League, you will start the process by reaching out to the current Corresponding Secretary of our League. She will initiate the transfer process with the League into which you are transferring.

To learn more about the transfer process, click here.

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 292 independent Junior Leagues located in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

If your question hasn’t been answered, please click here to submit your question online to Kelley Rowland, who will forward it to the appropriate League members.