Membership FAQ

Who is eligible to join JLKD?

JLKD encourages membership among women who:

  • are at least 21 years of age at the start of their New Member period
  • have an interest in voluntarism
  • reside in or near DuPage, Kane, Kendall or Will Counties

What time commitment does membership entail?

Members must agree to serve on at least one committee each year. Committee needs and requirements vary. Membership meetings take place on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (September – May) from 7 p.m. to approximately 9 p.m. New Members are required to participate in an additional meeting each month as they move through their new member coursework.

Can I work full time and still have time for membership?

Yes! A large percentage of JLKD’s members 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 JLKD will lead to lasting friendships with other women that share an interest in community service.

How does the Junior League serve the community?

JLKD serves Kane, DuPage, Will and Kendall counties through community projects and partnerships. JLKD’s signature programs center on literacy, a key issue

How large is JLKD?

We currently have roughly 150 members. We are large enough to make a significant impact through our community projects and partners, and small enough to get to know one another.

How many Junior Leagues are there?

The Association of Junior Leagues International includes over 155,000 women in 293 Leagues across four countries who make a difference in their communities every day through their volunteer efforts.

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