Become a volunteer

We are passionate about helping others.

We teach children. Mentor teen moms. Plant trees. Renovate urban centers. Engage seniors. Show families how to live smart. Advocate for the underserved. Organize events that raise funds for community needs. Support and train our fellow volunteers. Make lasting friendships. And much, much more. Join us today!

How to become a volunteer for the NYJL

Step 1: Sign up for a new volunteer orientation

At new volunteer orientation, you will learn more about the NYJL and how you can get involved. These orientations are great opportunities to learn more about the work that we do and how you can continue the application process.

Step 2: Submit your application for our Spring 2019 course.

After attending an orientation, you’ll get a link to the online application. Want to see what the application looks like? Download a sample application. Applications are reviewed continuously throughout the year and confirmations are notified by email.

Step 3: Register for your Provisional Training Course

All applicants who are accepted participate in a Provisional training course before becoming NYJL active volunteers. New training courses begin in late September and late January. Participation at all training meetings is required.

Transfer your volunteer membership

Already a member of another Junior League? Have you recently moved, or do you plan to move, to New York City? Contact your current Junior League and ask them to transfer your membership to the NYJL. We accept Transfers throughout the year. You’ll get a special advisor to help you navigate your transition. We host fun socials and weekend outings designed especially for Transfers that will help you get to know New York City.

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:

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