Join the Junior League of Olympia
The Junior League of Olympia reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and a commitment to voluntarism and to the community. As a member, you will have an opportunity to develop your skills and build friendships through the league's structured and supportive environment while, most importantly, making a positive impact on the community.
Receive Hands-On Training
Though committee work, educational trainings and hands-on volunteering, members gain valuable skills including: public relations, fundraising, public policy advocacy, event planning, marketing, advertising, project management, finance and parliamentary procedure.
In your time as a member, you can explore different projects, internal administrative roles, fundraising opportunities, leadership opportunities, serve on the Board of Directors and more. Members are also eligible and encouraged to attend many trainings at both the local and national levels, including nonprofit management and development, personal and professional development and training on specific to ways to engage and make a lasting difference in the community.
A large number of league members go on to volunteer on various community boards and to lead other nonprofit organizations with the valuable skills learned from their membership in the Junior League of Olympia.
Belong to an International Network of Passionate Volunteers
The Junior League of Olympia is part of something even bigger! We are a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., an organization of more than 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 can transfer membership to another league - a valuable benefit if you
will be moving to a new city!
Make Lifelong Friendships
Junior League of Olympia members are a dedicated and hard-working community of women. Our experience outside of the league includes a variety backgrounds and experiences. Members of the Junior League of Olympia include dentists, nurses, event planners, educators, stay-at-home moms, attorneys, PR professionals, nonprofit directors and many others from a wide variety of occupations. However, 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 smart 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!
JLO Member Commitments
Each year, Junior League of Olympia members self-report their work for the league. To remain in good standing, members:
- Are placed on a committee by their advisor (Gala, Community Summit, Kids Count, etc.)
- Attend committee meetings regularly
- Communicate with committee chair regularly
- Attend six General Membership Meetings
- Complete at least three volunteer shifts for community projects and two volunteer shifts for funding projects