President’s Message

Making History in 2018-2019!

Welcome to the Junior League of Richmond!

The Junior League of Richmond is an organization of women committed to the mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.  Our 900 members make a big impact on the Richmond community every year through over 6,000 volunteer hours contributed in community service and leadership development.

In the 92 years since its founding, the Junior League of Richmond has been involved in key initiatives and advocacy efforts that have improved the well-being of women, children, and families in the Richmond community.  This rich history has provided us with the building blocks necessary for our current and future endeavors. That is why our theme for 2018-2019 is “Making History.” It is both a recognition of these past achievements while also looking forward at how we will be making history this year.

What has made the Junior League of Richmond unique in its impact throughout the years is the effectiveness of its trained volunteers.  Our training courses ensure that our members are ready to face the challenges of our community, both today and in the future. This important purpose of the Junior League of Richmond was summed up best by a local organization in the 1990s: “Everybody who uses volunteers should learn from the League how to do it.”  

I encourage you to join us as a member, donor, community partner, or supporter as we continue our work to improve the lives of women and children in Richmond.  Be sure to follow us on social media and through #JLRstory to see how we are making history in 2018-2019!


Jayda Justus

President 2018-2019