Make a difference while making friends

Are you at least 16 years old? Do you live within a 60-mile radius of New York City? Can you volunteer approximately 2.5 hours each week? If so, here’s how to join.

  • New volunteer membership

    Step 1 – Attend a New Volunteer Orientation
    You will learn all about the NYJL and get complete instructions on how to apply for membership. Sign up for a New Volunteer Orientation.

    Step 2 – Submit Your Application
    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. New volunteers are accepted continuously throughout the year and notified via email.

    Step 3 – Register for Training
    All applicants who are accepted attend Provisional Training before becoming NYJL volunteers. You can choose an accelerated training (4 meetings) or standard training (7 meetings). New training courses begin in late September and late January.

  • Transfer volunteer membership

    Have you recently moved – or do you plan to move – to New York City? Contact your current 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 the NYJL. Fun socials and weekend outings, designed especially for Transfers, will help you get to know the Big Apple.

    For more information, email

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.

Diversity and Inclusion Policy

The Junior League welcomes all women who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations, and communities.


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