The Junior League was founded in 1914 as 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. Benefits of membership include:
- Volunteer and leadership training
- Opportunities with like-minded women and community leaders
- Opportunities to serve in leadership positions
- Insights into community needs
- Making a difference in the St. Louis community
JLSL membership draws women from the metropolitan St. Louis area. A diverse organization, the JLSL reaches out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.
To join, contact the JLSL for an application or attend a New Member Information session, which you can register for online or by telephone. The JLSL offers one New Member class per JLSL calendar year, the class starts in September.
The Junior League of St. Louis (JLSL) annually welcomes Provisional Members into our family. We are proud to welcome women from all different backgrounds who are committed to promoting women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Read more
Each year the Junior League of St. Louis offers a Provisional Member Class during which our Provisionals have the opportunity to learn about the Junior League of St. Louis and our mission of community support and service. A Provisional Member must be 21 years of age by June 1st of the year in which she enrolls. Read more
Active Members are those women who, having successfully completed their Provisional year, are now trained volunteers working in the community and supporting the mission of the Junior League of St. Louis.
We welcome all Transfer members into Active and Sustainer Membership throughout the year. To get started you must first Notify the League to which you currently belong that you would like to Transfer. Your current League will begin the necessary paper work to initiate the smooth transition into our League. Read more
Sustainers are former Active Members who have completed at least nine years of Active service. Sustainer members have no official requirements but often participate by assisting a committee or placement with their advice and experience.
Individual Patron Membership
Patrons support the JLSL through dues ($265/year) and enjoy use of the JLSL dining room. Advance reservations are required. Click here to download the Patron Application for Membership.