Join JL Boston

At the Junior League of Boston, we believe in the unique power of women’s leadership to transform communities for the better. Our Mission is to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training. Join us! 

We open applications and host info sessions starting in the spring about the upcoming League year that starts on July 1st, with applications accepted through September. If you want more information about joining, email

Register For Our Virtual Lunch & Learn Event on Friday, February 16 at 12 pm

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Eligibility and Admission for Membership

To be eligible to join the Junior League of Boston (JL Boston) as a New Member, you must identify as a woman and be 21 years old as of July 1 of the year you join. No member sponsorship is required to join JL Boston — just an interest in personal development, volunteer service, and dedication to our mission and community focus. Any woman who meets these criteria and agrees to fulfill the commitments outlined below is warmly welcomed.

JL Boston members at one of our 2018 Salon Series trainings, with speaker Trish Gannon, Executive Vice President, Finance & Planning, and Chief Financial Officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston


New Member Commitments

New members meet all members at General Membership Meetings, meet their new member peers at monthly new member meetings, serve the greater Boston community, train to lead, connect via social events, and actively participate in fundraising initiatives for the League.

If you have any questions, please reach out to

Transferring Your Membership to JL Boston


JL Boston volunteers and program participants at Kids in the Kitchen

Already a member of a Junior League elsewhere? JL Boston welcomes any New Member, Active or Sustaining member in good standing to transfer to JL Boston. JL Boston charges a small transfer fee for all incoming transfers, in addition to any applicable prorated dues. Membership commitments are determined by JL Boston based on the date of transfer. Your current League must initiate the transfer request and we advise you to start by contacting your current or most recent League.

Questions? Email the Junior League of Boston or contact your current League to initiate the transfer.

JL Boston welcomes all women who are interested in and committed to voluntarism. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations, and communities. If you are committed to volunteering in the greater Boston area, please join us!