NYJL Application for Membership

Dear Prospective NYJL Member,

The New Membership committee is delighted that you are interested in becoming a member with the Junior League of the City of New York, Inc. (NYJL), and we look forward to assisting you in the application process.

Before applying, please give careful thought to the requirements for becoming a NYJL member and volunteer. The criteria for membership are:

Commitment to a provisional training program
Commitment to fulfilling membership requirements as listed below
Commitment to fulfilling financial obligations as listed below

Please complete your application online.  The online application asks for basic biographical information (name, address, contact data), has two short answer questions, and space to upload two letters of recommendation.  The letters of recommendation must be in .pdf or .jpg format and uploaded to your application or provided via email to newmembership@nyjl.org. Alternatively, you may also mail your letters of recommendations or have your recommender mail them directly.  Alternatively, you may also mail letters to:

New York Junior League
Attn:  Membership Office
130 East 80th Street
New York, NY 10075

In order to submit your application, you will also need to pay the $100 application fee securely online.  Please Note:  You will need to complete the application in full, as you will not be able to save and return at a later date to complete and submit.  (Hint:  bookmark this page to come back later to fill out your application, as you will not be able to find this page searching our website.)

Click here to download a sample application

You will be notified by e-mail that your application has been received. Please check your spam folder for this confirmation if you do not receive one to your inbox.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Please be aware that there are a limited number of spaces in each Provisional Training Course. Each course is filled on a first come, first serve basis. Applications are accepted until all available spaces in the Provisional Training Course are filled.

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by email. A few weeks after the deadline those who have been accepted will receive an email with instructions to sign up for the next session of provisional courses.

The New Membership Committee looks forward to welcoming you to the NYJL. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at newmembership@nyjl.org.

Provisional Membership Requirements

  • Complete the Provisional Training Course
  • Fulfill your financial obligations
    • Application Fee (non-refundable) $100
    • Provisional Training Course Fee (non-refundable) $150
    • Dues (First year: $437; Second year and beyond: $525; Prorated for Spring Start $284)

Active Membership Requirements

  • Participate on an NYJL committee by attending 75 percent of the meetings scheduled.
  • Complete two membership credits during the NYJL fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).
  • Fulfill your financial obligations.

Click here to complete your application for membership with the New York Junior League.

Strengthening the families of the greater New York area.

The New York Junior League is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

We believe that all women, children, and families should have equal opportunity, the resources to unlock their potential, and the structures to support them.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion at the New York Junior League.

We welcome all women who value our mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations, and communities.


New York Junior League
130 East 80th Street, New York, NY 10075
Phone: 212.288.6220 | Fax: 646.390.6047 | Email: info@nyjl.org

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