Become a Member of Junior League of Wichita
Join Junior League of Wichita
- Do you want to develop your own potential?
- Are you committed to improving the community?
- Do you have an interest in voluntarism?
If so, we want you to join us!
Junior League of Wichita reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.
We are actively seeking a diverse membership of women of all ages. Our membership includes a broad spectrum of women who bring many different talents and perspectives to the community.
Who are we?
- 190+ Active Members
- 70+ New Members
- 530+ Sustaining Members
What sets Junior League volunteers apart from others?
Junior League women make things happen in their communities. Junior League members form partnerships, develop programs and raise funds for community initiatives. Members share a commitment to voluntarism and building a better community. Click here for more detailed information about the Junior League of Wichita.
They are not only volunteers or volunteers who want to improve communities -- Junior League women have training and skills to make it happen!
Mary Harriman convened the very first Junior League in 1901 in New York City. Junior League's emphasis has always been on learning from that point forward. Junior League members gain extensive training in the following areas:
• leadership and organizational development
• community needs assessment
• strategic planning
These training areas allow Junior League members to learn to organize and coach volunteers, bring communities together and develop partnerships.
The Association of Junior Leagues International organizes regular conferences and meetings to create opportunities for networking, collaboration and shared learning. Junior League of Wichita includes women from the Wichita area who are committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective leadership of trained volunteers.
Membership Requirements New Members
Membership in Junior League of Wichita is open to women ages 21 and older who express an interest in voluntarism. Those who make the decision to join spend a year as New Members while learning about community needs, volunteering, and getting acquainted with the organization's projects.
Junior League of Wichita offers:
- Fulfill financial obligation ($215*) with online application
- Attend orientation
- Eight General Membership meetings (September through May, not January)
- Eight New Member meetings (September through April)
- Training, community service and fund-raising expereinces (40 hours)
What happens after the New Member year?
After the New Member year, members become involved in community projects, fundraising projects to support the community service, or serve the League internally. This is known as Active member status. To view the requirements Active members must complete, please click here.
After seven years of active membership members may choose to become a “sustaining member”. Sustaining members take less active, but supporting roles, in the League. Sustaining members may choose to return to Active status at any time. Sustaining members need only fulfill their financial requirement of $125 per year.*
* Please Note: Financial obligations are subject to nominal increases from year to year.