Why Join The Junior League of Boise?

Thanks for your interest in joining the Junior League of Boise (JLB). We’re very excited for you to learn more about our service and training organization for dynamic women in the Treasure Valley.

Our members come from varying backgrounds and interests and include executives, community leaders, entrepreneurs, stay-at-home mothers, and professional women who share a commitment to voluntarism and developing the potential of women.

The JLB is open to women at least 21 years of age who express interest in voluntary community participation. There is no upper age limit.  Anyone interested in learning about the variety of opportunities the JLB has to offer is welcome to attend one of our informational sessions.

We’re looking for caring, capable and committed women who are motivated to making a difference in the community.

  • Are you looking for an opportunity to make positive changes in the lives of others in the Treasure Valley?
  • Would you like the chance to expand your personal development and leadership skills?
  • Are you or do you aspire to be an authentic, powerful and effective volunteer and/or leader?
  • Are you new to the Treasure Valley and looking for a group of passionate, positive, inspiring, friendly women who are committed to developing the potential of women and helping the community while having a lot of fun?

If so, we would like for you to join the Junior League of Boise!  We have an engaging, fun, warm and welcoming culture.  We pride ourselves on training women to be effective leaders in all areas of their lives.

Here’s what you can expect when you join us!

Community Impact: The Junior League of Boise’s projects leave a lasting impact in the community.  Currently, through the JLB’s School Garden project, we provide elementary students an opportunity to learn hands-on science and nutrition lessons in an outdoor setting.   Studies have shown that students who participate in garden-based education programs eat more fresh healthy produce, increase test scores in science, and develop positive attitudes about environmental issues.

Training: At the JLB, we strive to ensure our members receive top-notch training to become effective volunteers, and to become civic and community leaders. Leadership trainings focus on skills that help our members excel in their personal and professional lives.

Meet Like-Minded Women: The Junior League of Boise welcomes all women who value our Mission.  We are committed to an inclusive environment of diverse individuals, cultures, backgrounds, and personalities. The JLB offers monthly events for our members to meet, network, and have fun!

Eligibility for Membership

The Junior League of Boise (JLB) welcomes all Treasure Valley women 21 years of age and older who demonstrate an interest in and a commitment to volunteerism and to the community.

*Please note that you must be a resident of the Treasure Valley area at the time of your proposal to membership.  There is no maximum age limit to join the Junior League of Boise.

If after reading the information below you have any additional questions about how to become a member, please contact our Membership Committee at join@jlboise.com.

Ready To Join? Here’s How:

Step #1:  Learn about the Junior League of Boise

Joining the Junior League of Boise (JLB) as a Provisional Member (a New Member) begins with becoming familiar with our League.  Each spring and fall, the JLB offers informal “Getting to Know the JLB” membership mixers that provide an opportunity for women to meet current members and learn more about our organization, benefits of membership, and the expectations we have for our members.

Please note that these membership mixer events are optional but very helpful to get your questions answered.  Click here for a list of our upcoming Open Houses.

We have 2 new member classes each year, once in the Spring and once in the Fall.

Step #2:  Submit A Membership Interest Form and Dues Down Payment

Click Here to access a membership interest form online.

If you’re already familiar with membership in JLB, you may submit the membership interest form without attending a membership mixer  event. The deadlines for submission are August 15, 2017 for the Fall 2017 class, and January 16, 2018 for the Spring 2018 class.

Your dues down payment of $43 is due upon receipt of the membership interest form. You may choose to submit payment via ACH form which is available through the membership committee or JLB office manager.

Step #3: Attend Provisional Orientation and Meetings

After your membership interest form has been submitted, it will be reviewed by members of the JLB Membership Team, and all women who meet the requirements set forth within the form will be notified and invited to attend their orientation and first provisional meeting.

Invitations to officially join the provisional class are sent out shortly after the membership interest form deadline has passed. Along with the invitation to join, you will receive an invitation to attend a welcome social to take place prior to your provisional orientation.

Provisional meetings are held the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. There are four meetings per provisional class term, so it is very important you make every effort to attend them all. In the case you are unable to make a meeting during your provisional class term, it is recommended you make up that missed meeting in the subsequent provisional class term.

Step #4: Connect with your new Junior League of Boise Family!

The Junior League of Boise holds General Membership Meetings monthly. These meetings provide an opportunity for training and important information about how you can help the JLB implement its mission in our community. There are many other opportunities for you to meet both active members and fellow provisional members. Click Here to learn more about our Membership Levels (provisional, active & sustainer).

 

Interesting In Transferring Your Membership?

Are you already a member of the Junior League?  We welcome all Transfer Members and would love to have you be a part of the Junior League of Boise!

You must first notify the League to which you currently belong that you would like to transfer to the Junior League of Boise. Your current League will then begin the necessary paperwork to initiate the smooth transition into our League. Once your transfer is initiated by your current League, the Junior League of Boise will contact you with the necessary steps to finalize your transfer.

Active Members transferring into the Junior League of Boise have the opportunity to be immediately placed on a committee and will be introduced to the Junior League of Boise and the Treasure Valley area by the Membership Committee. You will learn about the exciting activities planned for you throughout the year to meet other members and get involved in the Treasure Valley community.

If you are considering transferring to the Junior League of Boise or are a Transfer Active Member with questions, please send an email to membership@jlboise.com.

Sustainers transferring into the Junior League of Boise are introduced to our League by the Sustainer Council. For more information, please contact the Membership Committee at membership@jlboise.com who will connect you with the Sustainer Council.