How to Join

We appreciate your interest in the Junior League of St. Louis (JLSL), and welcome you to join us! For more than a 100 years, the JLSL has been both a powerful organization of trained women volunteers and a vital part of the St. Louis community.

Membership in Junior League of St. Louis is open to all women who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism. The JLSL reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins. The JLSL has over 500 members and, as a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, is one of nearly 300 Junior League chapters in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

Why Join Us?

Are you looking for a way to meet new friends, give back to the community or grow as a leader? Junior League of St. Louis (JLSL) might be a great fit for you! Our Active members are business owners and stay-at-home moms, high-heel wearers and running shoe aficionados, recent college grads and retirees. Each one of these more than 500 women joined JLSL for her own reasons, but we all stay because we believe that we can make an impact on our world.

Our members are a diverse group of women, looking to make a difference in their community through volunteer projects, fundraising events, and social activities that provide hands-on experience building leadership skills and friendships.

How to Join Junior League of St. Louis

JLSL welcomes prospective new members (we call them Provisionals) all year. We will hold several events in late spring and summer to introduce you to what we do and explain how to join Junior League. The Provisional Program runs like a typical school year, with new members beginning their Provisional year in August.

The deadline to join the 2020-21 Provisional Class is July 31, 2020.

There are a few requirements you must meet to become a member:

  • You are at least 21 years of age;
  • You reside within the St. Louis Metropolitan area or surrounding counties;
  • You’re excited, enthusiastic, energetic, and interested in growing and learning through voluntarism; and
  • You’re willing to tailor your volunteer experience to meet your own needs and schedule.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I join JLSL at any time?

The Junior League Provisional year runs like a school year, so new members begin their Provisional year in August.

I can’t attend one of the recruitment events – can I still join?

Of course! If you are unable to attend one of our events, you can complete the Provisional Enrollment Form and Contract to get your JLSL journey started!

What do you need from me to register as a new member?

Just a few things. You will need to complete a Provisional Enrollment Form and Contract. All new Provisional members must also pay a registration fee to help cover training materials.

When will I find out if I got into JLSL?

If you have submitted your Provisional Enrollment Form and Contract along with your registration fee by July 31, you’re in! You’ll be notified of the date of your first Provisional class meeting, usually mid-August.

What can I expect in my first year at JLSL?

You will be divided into a small group of new members (usually about 10), each with an advisor who will walk you through your first year. The full Provisional class will meet several times throughout the year so you’ll have the chance to get to know other women in your class.

Together, you’ll participate in a sampling of the many activities Junior League offers, such as Community Impact volunteer projects, training workshops, fundraising events, meetings and social activities.

On average, you can expect to have one meeting or activity each month (though many members have so much fun they choose to do more!).

I’m interested in joining, but I’m worried my work/personal life will be crazy this year. How flexible is JLSL?

Very flexible. While every member is required to complete a certain number of activities (see our membership requirements), there are many opportunities to choose from to fit even the busiest schedule. We also understand that life happens, and can always work with members to find alternative activities to help you fulfill your requirement.