Raleigh | FEBRUARY 15, 2017:
The Junior League of Raleigh (JLR) has opened the spring 2017 application period for potential new members with hopes of continuing its efforts to develop trained volunteers to benefit more than 170 Wake County nonprofit agencies and projects. An organization of nearly 1,600 women, JLR reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in, and commitment to, volunteerism. We seek to expand and deepen our reach in the community year after year to enhance the quality of life and the future of Raleigh.
Membership with the Junior League of Raleigh offers many benefits, including opportunities for leadership, training, skill development, networking and friendships. Most importantly, membership offers a chance to give back to the community and experience the fulfillment that comes from helping others. Our main purpose is to provide trained volunteer resources to local initiatives within Wake County to improve the lives of women and at-risk children in the community.
New members in the fall 2016 provisional class have been active while learning about the League and preparing for their upcoming roles as active JLR members. Holly Overman began her training fall of last year and has been working hard with her fellow provisional members on a project for Kids in the Kitchen. She said, “We’re so excited to take what we’ve learned as new members of the Junior League of Raleigh and directly impact the lives of Wake County youth with Healthy Lifestyle fairs.” Overman went on to explain “It’s an honor to be part of an organization that teaches us the best ways to work hands-on with community partners. I would encourage any woman with a passion for volunteerism to consider joining JLR.”
JLR will accept applications through March 8, 2017. Potential members must be age 23 by May 31, 2017. Applications are being accepted online at: https://members.jlraleigh.org/?nd=new_membership_form. If you have any questions about joining or the application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Junior League of Raleigh
The Junior League of Raleigh is the local chapter of the Association of Junior Leagues International, an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in, and commitment to, volunteerism. Now in its 87th year, the Junior League of Raleigh boasts nearly 1,600 women supporting community organizations around Wake County.