Thank you for your interest in the Junior League of New Orleans. You will be joining an organization of 2,300 women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. JLNO reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.
Get to Know JLNO: Informational Sessions for Prospective Members
If you are interested in becoming a member of JLNO, you must attend one of our Informational Sessions to learn more about our organization. The tentative dates are as follows.
- Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
- Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.
- Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
- Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.
A candidate for membership must
- be between 25 and 45 years of age at the time of her admission on May 31, 2016.
- reside in the New Orleans area (within a 45-mile radius of JLNO Headquarters at 4319 Carondelet Street). Attendance at a New Orleans school by an out-of-town student does not constitute such residence. Please note that prospective members are no longer required to have lived in the area for a full year before joining JLNO.
- be able to fulfill the Provisional requirements which are briefly outlined below.
- possess an interest in voluntarism, a commitment to community service, and an interest in developing her potential as a volunteer and leader.
- have access to an email account in order to receive JLNO communication.
Please download and complete the Candidate-Sponsor Agreement form. The candidate and two sponsors must sign this form.
- A sponsor group must be composed of two members, one of whom must be an Active Member. Sponsor groups may consist of two Actives OR one Active and one Sustainer. Members may sponsor up to two (2) candidates per year for membership.
- Members must be in good standing and have paid all financial obligations in order to sponsor a new member. Non-resident members are not eligible to propose candidates.
- If you know a potential candidate for membership but need help in securing her sponsorship, please contact Holley Payne at JLNO Headquarters (891-5845 or firstname.lastname@example.org) and the Board of Directors will assist you in that process.
- Return completed forms to JLNO Headquarters no later than March 21, 2016. You may send completed forms via one of the following methods:
- Scan and email to email@example.com
- Fax to 504-897-9496.
- Mail or hand-deliver to 4319 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, LA 70115.
Notification of Prospective Members
JLNO will contact each candidate by letter to confirm that she meets the eligibility requirements and is invited to join the organization. This mailing will also contain the Provisional Contract, Provisional Curriculum, and Dues Notice. The Provisional Contract must be completed, signed and returned, along with the candidate’s dues payment, to Headquarters by April 21, 2016 at 5:00 pm.
Membership Requirements (tentative prior to May 31, 2015)
- Get to Know JLNO Informational Session
- Provisional Welcome & JL 101 Training Session
- JL 102 Training Session
- JL 103 Placement Training Session
- Four (4) General Meetings
- Provisional Placement (six (6) shifts at JLNO’s Bloomin’ Deals Thrift Shop and one (1) shift at JLNO Headquarters)
- Community Shifts (two (2) shifts at JLNO Community Project or Community Partner)
- Fundraiser Shift (one (1) shift at a JLNO fundraiser or cookbook sales event)
- Committee Connection Project (participate in an existing project or event within JLNO)
- Financial Requirements include annual dues and rummage donation to the Thrift Shop