We’re Empowering the Next Great Civic Leaders…
And we’re already making a powerful impact by leading change within Westchester, NY- Sound Shore communities! To us, becoming a civic leader is all about understanding that local efforts have a global reach, and it all begins with creating local leadership opportunities that put women’s skills and passion to work right here in Westchester. If you’re interested in developing civic leadership skills while collaborating on important efforts with a group of like-minded women, you’re in the right place!
The Junior League is a Highly Respected Organization with an Extraordinary Legacy…
And our league, the Junior League Westchester on the Sound, is very proud of that historic reputation, but as society changes, we adapt and evolve. We strive to put our venerable values to work in modern ways; demonstrating our pride and perpetuating our legacy by serving as a powerful voice for action, justice and change throughout Westchester’s Sound Shore Communities. We pride ourselves in our ability to shift and pivot as community needs evolve, and the COVID has taught us that being resilient and flexible are now imperatives.
For this league year 2020-2021, we will focus on mobilizing our team to meet the various needs the pandemic has brought on while offering flexibility in the ways we serve our community together. We are well positioned to enter a new era in retail sales with our thrift store The Golden Shoestring and will focus on driving revenue to continue to fund our programs and support our community partners. Our time together will be focused on service but also in exploring essential topics such as self-care and diversity given the ongoing national conversation.
Join the movement that’s dedicated to creating change, empowering leaders, and impacting the communities of New Rochelle, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Rye Brook, Harrison, Port Chester and Rye.
Become a Driving Force of Change Within Your Community
We accept new members on a rolling basis and our application period is now OPEN. When new members apply, they are invited to:
- Meet with JLWOS committee representatives to learn about our League (this can be virtual or socially distanced depending on the comfort level)
- Select and complete a self-directed training module from the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) virtual learning program, so you can learn all that the league has to offer on a national and global level
- Attend one of our General Membership Meetings (GMM)/training, this would give you a feel for who we are
- Volunteer for at least one event related to our thrift store the Golden Shoestring (GSS), Community, or Sustainer initiative, this will give you a feel for what we do
- Once the above is met, placement will take place. You will be placed in a committee that aligns with your interests and skill set
- What do the expectations of being a member entail?
Members must agree to serve on a committee each year. Committee needs and requirements are varied. Membership meetings are scheduled in advanced and this year we will be a mix of virtual and socially distanced to provide flexibility to our members in this “new normal”. You must Attend at least two of the General Membership Meetings (GMM) or Trainings and Volunteer for at least two events related to the Golden Shoestring (GSS), Community, or Sustainer initiatives.
Members are also encouraged to support the League financially by attending League-sponsored fundraisers, making monetary donations, and/or donating goods or services. Members are required to pay annual dues.
- Can I work full time and still have time for membership?
A large percentage of the JLWOS’s membership have full-time careers. Many others are involved in additional community service activities. We recognize that project opportunities must be varied and flexible in order to accommodate the diverse needs of our membership.
- Must I know a current member in order to join?
No. It is hoped, however, that membership in the JLWOS will lead to lasting friendships with other women who share in the love of community service.
The Junior League Westchester on the Sound Eligibility Requirements
- Applicants must be twenty-one years of age or older to be eligible for membership.
- Applicants must live or work in the communities we serve: New Rochelle, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Rye Brook, Harrison, Port Chester and Rye.
Eligible and Ready to Apply?
Fill Out Our Membership Form to Get Started!
To learn more about our work and discover more opportunities to get involved, visit our Community page.