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 Commitments
    • 1 Super Saturday (January 9, 2021)
    • 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
    • Follow the Member Code of Conduct Policy found in our Policies and Procedures.
    • The Clothes Rack
      • 10 New Member Clothes Rack Credit Hours (5 2-hour shifts) at  Clothes Rack
    • Community Council Shifts
      • 1 Doorways Shift (with NMA group)
      • 1 New Member Project (with NMA group)
    • Resource Development
      • 1 New Member In-league three-hour shift at Book and Author (April 29, 2021)
    • Training Institute for Leadership Impact (TILI)
      • 1 TILI at Super Saturday
      • 1 TILI at New Member Meeting
      • 1 TILI of your choosing
    • Financial Commitments
      • $100 Application Fee (due with application by December 10, 2020)
      • $125 Prorated New Member Dues (due January 2, 2021)
      • 2021-2022 Active Dues: $161 (due by March 31, 2021) $10 late fee will incur
    • Electives
      Pick 2 of the following (one can be done multiple times):

      •    Additional Clothes Rack Shift
      •   Donate/buy $75 worth of merchandise at the Clothes Rack
      •   Additional General Membership Meeting
      •   Additional NM In-League Service Shift
      •   Additional TILI course
      •   Attend a Sustainer Event
      •   Attend a Community Council committee shift
      •   Attend a Done-In-A-Day shift
    *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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