Becoming a Member of the Junior League of Dallas
Join the Junior League of Dallas!
Founded in 1922, the Junior League of Dallas, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving our community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
We are a diverse group of 5,000+ women who annually give more than 120,000 uncompensated hours of service to the projects and agencies in Dallas. Here’s a snapshot of our active members:
Joining the Junior League puts you in good company!
Watch our video about the impact that we make in our community.
Information on How to Join the Junior League
- Submit the Prospective Member Application online
- Find three JLD sponsors and have your Lead Sponsor submit an Intent to Sponsor form on your behalf. They will find this form on their Member Home Page. Once this form has been completed by all three JLD sponsors you will receive email confirmation.
- You will be required to attend one (1) of the Provisional May Meetings. These meetings will be held at JLD Headquarters and will review all the Provisional Course requirements for the year. You will also pay the Provisional Dues at the May Meeting. The dates for the 2014 meetings are May 6 & May 19 at 7:00 p.m.
- Begin Provisional coursework in August.
- Complete Provisional Requirements and become an Active member by following June.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Do my sponsors need to be members of the Junior League of Dallas or can they be members of any Junior League?
Sponsors for the Junior League of Dallas will need to be Active or Sustainer members of the Junior League of Dallas.
When you say that one of my three sponsors needs to be “Active,” what does that mean?
An “Active” member is one who is currently in good standing and volunteering their time and talents within the Junior League of Dallas. A “Sustaining” member is one who has given ten (10) years of active service in good standing or has reached 40 years of age. Please note, a member who is currently in their Provisional year or who is on Probation is not eligible to sponsor members.
I am new to Dallas and I don’t know anyone that is a member of the Junior League of Dallas?
Our best advice is to ask around at your new workplace, new place of worship, new gym, alumni networking groups, etc. You can also check out social media. Like the Junior League of Dallas Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, and check out our LinkedIn profile. If you are still unable to find any sponsors, you may move forward with submitting the Prospective Member Application and leave the Sponsor section blank. We will then try our best to match you with sponsors from our Sponsor Pool, but cannot guarantee sponsors. You will receive email confirmation once we have matched you with sponsors.
My sister is an active member of the Junior League of Dallas, and is willing to be my sponsor but I don’t know anyone else that is a member, what do I do?
If you currently know a member of the JLD you can ask for their assistance in finding additional sponsors. They can ask their friends, committee members, even the ladies that sponsored them! If she still has trouble finding additional sponsors we suggest that she completes the Intent to Sponsor Form and on the form she can request additional sponsors via Sponsor Pool on this form. Active members will find this form on their Member Home Page. Once this form has been completed by a member of the JLD you will receive email confirmation.
What is the age criteria for membership into the Junior League of Dallas?
In order to join the Provisional Class you must be at least 22 years of age and not older than 45 years of age.
I was an Active member of another League and have recently moved to Dallas, do I need to restart my Provisional year in order to become a member of the Junior League of Dallas?
In most cases if you have completed your Provisional year at another Junior League you can transfer your membership. We suggest you visit the transfer portion of our website or email the Transfer-In Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to transfer your membership you must contact your current League and ask them to transfer your membership to the Junior League of Dallas via the AJLI (Association of Junior Leagues International) e-Transfer system.
Please provide them with the following information:
• Name, local Dallas address and phone number
• Email address
• AJLI number
• Your current status (i.e. Active, Provisional, Sustainer)
What are the typical annual dues for the Junior League of Dallas?
2013– 2014 Provisional Fees:
$256 Annual Membership;
$100 One-Time Provisional Fee; and
$15 Bus Tour Fee
$10 Small Group FeeAs an Active member, the dues are currently $256 annually.
I am interested in joining the next Provisional class. How do I ensure that I am kept updated on the Informational Sessions?
Please click here to join the mailing list.
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