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 has, over its almost 100 year history, 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 hosts informational gatherings in the Summer and Fall to recruit new members. These meetings give prospective members an opportunity to meet league members in a casual environment and to find out the many benefits of becoming a member. Please contact the League office if you or someone you know is interested in becoming a member.

Membership 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 volunteerism

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 from September through December or February through May 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 voluntarism and a commitment to community service and the means to fund community endeavors.

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

Active members are those members who have completed the provisional experience and satisfy the active membership requirements.

Active members remain in good standing by demonstrating volunteer service to the Charleston community and the League as stated in the current membership policy of the Junior League of Charleston and the Association of Junior Leagues International.

Active members participate in one (or more) of the many different Junior League of Charleston placements. Active members dedicate approximately 10 hours a month to their placement.

Sustaining members are those members who have fulfilled the active membership requirements and who continue to support the League and the community.

Many Sustainer members remain involved with the Junior League of Charleston as advisors, mentors, and Board members. These individuals serves as a guide for future Junior League activities.

Sustainer emeritus members are those sustaining members who have reached 80 years of age. Sustainer emeritus members retain all the rights and privileges of a sustainer and do not pay dues.