What are the criteria for membership?

Any woman is invited to join who meets these requirements:

  • You must be at least 21 years old when submitting her application (There is no maximum age to join!)
  • Demonstrate an interest in being engaged in the community and leadership development
  • Seek the opportunity to participate in work through the Junior League that results in meaningful and sustained community impact
  • Value the mission of the Junior League


How many members do you have now? Tell me a little bit about your members.

The Junior League of the Lehigh Valley currently includes approximately 175+ members from the Lehigh Valley area. Of those, just over 60 are “active” members, and the remainder are “sustaining” members. Our members come from the greater Lehigh Valley area, including, but not limited to, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Kutztown, Jim Thorpe, and Phillipsburg.


What are the dues for the JLLV?

-One-time provisional fee of $50

-Annual Membership dues* of $125

*Dues may be paid in installments if needed.


How do I become a member?

  • Submit an application
  • Pay dues
  • Participate in orientation
  • Complete new member requirements:
  • Attend one community volunteer event
  • Attend one General Membership Meeting
  • Attend two additional League events
  • Participate in the League’s Advisor program
  • Approval by the Board of Directors


What is the timeline for becoming a member?

The Junior League of the Lehigh Valley assembles two Provisional classes each year, one in late summer and the second during the Winter. The average time for a Provisional member to become an Active member is six months. 


If I have a full-time job, can I still be a member? 

YES! Many women in the JLLV hold full-time jobs and other responsibilities outside the League. You can let us know how much time you can devote to the League.  


What are the benefits of joining the Junior League of the Lehigh Valley?

  • Make Lifelong Friendships

Junior League of Lehigh Valley members are a dedicated, hard-working community of women. We are doctors, business owners, marketing executives, engineers, teachers, musicians,  stay-at-home moms, caregivers, fundraisers, writers, trainers, etc., from various backgrounds. But, we all have a passion for volunteering which binds the members of our organization together. As a member, you will meet many interesting, talented, and intelligent women committed to making a difference in our community. In addition to the fun of volunteering, we like to have a lot of social fun too!

  • Receive Valuable Hands-on Training

Through committee work, educational training, and hands-on volunteering, members gain valuable skills such as grant and proposal writing, public relations, fundraising, public policy advocacy, event planning, marketing, advertising, committee management, and parliamentary procedure.

  • Develop Leadership Skills

Members develop core skills by serving on League committees that transfer well to their personal and professional lives. Leadership roles range from Co-Chairs, Committee Chair, to the Board of Directors. Leaders develop skills in managing teams of 3 to 30  people, strategic planning, annual planning, project management, public speaking, and ownership of programs or events from start to completion.

  • Belong to an International Network of Passionate Volunteers

The Junior League of the Lehigh Valley is part of something even bigger! We are a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., an organization of over 170,000 members in 292 Leagues located in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.

Because we are a membership organization affiliated with the Association of Junior Leagues International, any member in good standing has the benefit of being able to transfer their membership to another league – a valuable benefit if you will be moving to a new city!


I am interested in joining the next Provisional class. How do I ensure that I am kept updated on the next enrollment peroid?

Click HERE to fill out our Interest Form. 


Questions? Contact [email protected]