Join Us

Each year the Junior League of Syracuse (JLS) welcomes a new group of women to join our new member class. The eight-month program provides an education about the JLS, benefits of Junior League membership, and our impact within the community, ultimately preparing our new members to become active members and begin their journeys making lasting changes within our community and themselves.

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What are the eligibility considerations?

Prospective JLS members must:

  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Possess an interest in volunteerism, a commitment to community service, and an interest in developing her potential for voluntary community participation

What are the benefits of Junior League membership?

As a JLS member you will:

  • Be empowered to improve our community through various stages of collaborations, from planning through implementation and assessment
  • Develop leadership skills through formal and experiential training
  • Participate in networking and social activities
  • Build lasting friendships
  • Utilize skills through membership and committee engagement
  • Become a part of an international organization of over 150,000 women, The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI)
  • Be eligible to transfer your membership to other Leagues

Responsibilities of JLS membership:

Prospective Member

  • Attend one of our recruitment events
  • Complete the New Member Application
    • $25 non-refundable application fee due with application

New (Provisional) Member

  • Pay new member dues by the second new member meeting (currently $100^)
  • Sign Letter of Agreement
  • Complete year-long new member training course (curriculum is subject to change)
  • Attend new member class meetings, typically conducted once a month
  • Attend a minimum of three general membership meetings (GMMs), held the second Tuesday of each month
  • Support the JLS fundraiser(s)
  • Pay next year’s league dues* by April 15th of new member year (currently $100^)
  • Be voted into membership upon successful completion of new member training curriculum, following which new members will become active members

Active Member

  • Pay annual dues* by April 15th for the following League year beginning July 1 (currently $100^)
  • JLS_Membership_JoinUs-JLSMembersAtHS14-November2014Support the JLS fundraiser(s) in the form of participation and financial support at the levels approved by membership
  • Support the new member class as needed
  • Actively participate in assigned League placement (committee, chair, or board position)
  • Attend a minimum of five general membership meetings (GMMs), held the second Tuesday of each month
  • Participate in community collaborations/projects/programs

* Payment plans available

^ Dues are subject to change

membership@jlsyracuse.org