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If you are a woman interested in volunteering and looking for an opportunity to improve the community in the Charleston area, the Junior League of Charleston is for you! The League, which formed nearly 100 years ago, has made contributions that have significantly impacted the quality of life for families in the Charleston area, through its various grant programs and countless volunteer hours.

The Junior League of Charleston welcomes a class of new members twice a year, in August and January. The process of joining the Junior League of Charleston begins with the opportunity to attend a casual, open house style gathering to meet league members and find out the many benefits of becoming a member.

Requirements

Provisional Membership

Members of the Junior League of Charleston will tell you that their Provisional Year is one of the best experiences they have had for the friendships they made, what they learned about the community, and the impact they had, and continue to have, on the community. New members bring enthusiasm, energy and a new perspective to the ways in which the League can help.

Provisional members are those members who are preparing to become Active members in the Junior League of Charleston. Each provisional member must complete a mandatory training period before being eligible to become an active voting member of the Junior League of Charleston.

This training program will provide basic information about the Junior League of Charleston mission, goals, organizational structure, community involvement and class projects.

Provisional members must share an interest in volunteerism and a commitment to community service and the means to fund community endeavors.

New members are invited to join in August and January of each League year.

All Provisional members must complete the following requirements during the provisional training period to be eligible for Active membership status the following year:

Eligibility:

            • Must be a woman between the ages of 23 and 45 years old
            • Must have a strong commitment to community service and participate in the provisional class project

Meetings:

            • Attend 3 Provisional meetings (for fall 2021, we will meet on the second Monday of each month following the GMM)
            • Attend 3 General Membership Meetings (GMMs)
            • Attend 1 Board meeting (held on the first Monday of each month)

Dues:

            • Pay a one-time provisional fee of $50 by the second provisional meeting (October for fall provisionals, March for spring provisionals)
            • Pay active dues of $140 for the following League year (to be paid in March for fall provisionals, May for spring provisionals)

Fundraisers:

            • Encouraged, but not required, to participate in annual fundraisers during provisional year

Benefits

    • Make a positive impact in the Charleston community
    • Give back to women, children and families in the Charleston area
    • Train for effective community leadership in: public relations, marketing, finance, fundraising, event planning, leadership, advocacy and personal development
    • Interface with community and business leaders
    • Expand current skills with opportunities to explore new ones
    • Network with other dynamic and committed women in and out of your field of expertise
    • Develop lasting friendships who share your commitment to voluntarism