Membership Benefits: General Info and FAQs

What time commitment does becoming a new member entail?
New Members are required to participate in one orientation session (known as JLKD 101) and up to one additional new member meeting per month as they move through their new member coursework. New members will also complete a service project, which is about 2-3 hours. Finally, you will complete your online New Member coursework, which can be completed at any time throughout the year.

What can I expect as a New Member?
The new member experience includes orientation to the League plus hands-on, experiential volunteer training through monthly meetings. In addition, new members will complete six self-paced, online modules designed to help you learn the ins and outs of the League at your own pace. Just like our active members, new members are also asked to complete meeting, volunteering, and fundraising requirements. You will have a team of people to help you meet these requirements and ensure your new member experience is memorable, impactful, and fun!

Once you complete the new member requirements, you will be instated as an active member!

What are the requirements of an Active Member?
After your new member year, each active member has the opportunity to serve on at least one committee per year. Committees include Fundraising, Community, Finance, and Communications. Committee needs and requirements vary and we encourage members to sign up for those that interest them and best meet their personal schedules. Active members also attend membership meetings and leadership training events, which take place on the second Tuesday of each month (September- May) from 7pm to approximately 9pm. Active members also assist JLKD in its financial success through fundraising.

Can I work full time and still have time for membership?
Yes! Many JLKD members have full-time careers and are involved in additional community service activities. We recognize that project opportunities must be varied and flexible to accommodate the diverse needs of our membership.

Must I know a current member to join or have a referral?
No. We do hope that membership in JLKD will lead to lasting friendships with other women that share an interest in community service.

How many Junior Leagues are there?
The Association of Junior Leagues International includes over 140,000 women in 291 Leagues across four countries who make a difference in their communities every day through their volunteer efforts. By joining JLKD, you also become a member of this larger international organization!

New Member Dues
For federal tax purposes, dues are deductible as a charitable contribution. Payments are due by the start of the New Member class. New Member dues are $146 and include the AJLI dues.

How to Pay
We accept payment by check or credit card (through PayPal).

To pay by check, make payable to: Junior League of Kane & DuPage Counties, Inc. and mail to: 3015 E. New York Street, Suite A2-281, Aurora, IL 60504

Credit Card payments will be subject to an online processing fee.

If you have questions about the fees, please contact treasurer@jlkd.org

About JLKD Dues

Why do we pay dues?
Dues cover the administrative costs of the JLKD as well as our dues to the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI)

How often do we pay dues?
Active and sustaining members pay dues annually.

Have additional questions?
E-mail join@jlkd.org