New Member Commitments

We are delighted that you are interested in becoming a volunteer with the Junior League of Richmond (JLR).  The Junior League of Richmond believes that trained community volunteers can change our world for the better!

The Junior League of Richmond is proud of giving over 90 years of community service to the Richmond community and also proud of the volunteers like you who make it possible. The success of the JLR begins with welcoming women who are committed to making a positive difference in our community and growing their leadership skills.

Before applying for membership, please give careful thought to the commitments for becoming a JLR volunteer, which include:

  • An interest in voluntarism
  • A commitment to community service
  • An interest in developing leadership skills
  • Age and residency commitment
    • A New Member shall be at least 21 years old before the end of the fiscal year (May 31) in which she joins as a New Member
    • A New Member must live in the Richmond area. The Richmond area is defined as any location within a 45 mile radius of the center of the City of Richmond (9th and Main Streets)
  • Completion of the New Member Course
  • Membership Requirements
    • 1 Super Saturday
    • 2 General Membership Meetings
    • 1 New Member Meeting
    • 2 Advisor-Facilitated Social Attendance
    • 1 New Member Advisor Meeting (mid-course check-in)
    • 1 Update Digital Cheetah Profile
    • Sign Membership Compact Commitment
    • The Clothes Rack Requirement
      • 18 New Member Clothes Rack Credit Hours (9 2-hour shifts) at the Clothes Rack
    • Community Council Shift Requirement
      • 1 New Member Project (with NMA group)
      • 1 Community Council Shift with our new community partners: Career Jumpstart, Cooking with JLR, Reading Carnival, or Women RISE.
    • Fund Development Requirement
      • Participate in Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI)
      • 1 New Member In-League shift choosing from the following:
      • ❏  1 In-League 3-hour shift at Touch a Truck
      • ❏  1 In-League 3 hour shifts at Book and Author
    • Training Institute for Leadership Impact (TILI) – 3 TILI courses completed with the following: 
      • 1 TILI at Super Saturday
      • 1 TILI at New Member Meeting
      • 1 TILI selected from options provided
    • Financial Commitment Requirement
      • $100 Application Fee (due with application by June 25, 2021)
      • $161 New Member Dues (due by July 16, 2021)
      • $177.10 2022-2023 Dues (due by March 31, 2022). $10 late fee.
    • New Member Personal Choice Options
      Pick 3 of the following (no more than 2 of one option):

      • Additional General Membership Meeting
      • Additional Clothes Rack Shift
      • Donate/buy $75 worth of merchandise at the Clothes Rack
      • Attend a Done-In-A-Day shift
      • Additional TILI course
      • Purchase Book and Author ticket
      • Purchase $35 worth of Touch-A-Truck tickets


    *Commitments subject to change at discretion of Junior League of Richmond. All members are required to follow the Member Code of Conduct Policy found in our Policies and Procedures.


If you have any questions or concerns about the commitments or the application, please email:

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