Join Junior League of Memphis

The Junior League of Memphis (JLM) welcomes women who have an interest in voluntarism, a commitment to community service, and an interest in developing their potential to better serve the Memphis community.

Are you a current Junior League member who is interested in transferring to or from the Junior League of Memphis? Click here to learn more.

Our Mission:
The Junior League of Memphis is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

New Member (Provisional):
The first year in the Junior League of Memphis is called the new member or “Provisional” year. The purpose of your Provisional year is to teach you about the Junior League of Memphis and equip you with the tools you need to be an effective volunteer. We do this through a variety of training sessions, meetings and hands-on volunteers shifts. Our provisionals also complete a community and fund-development special project each year. Each member will spend approximately 45 hours over the course of the year in her commitment to the JLM.

To apply for membership:

  • Applicants must be at least 23 years old by May 31, 2018.
  • Applicants may be sponsored by a current Junior League of Memphis member (Active or Sustainer members who remain in good standing), OR supply an email letter of recommendation from an employer, colleague, family member, or friend to
  • Payment of $190 is required at the time of application and will secure your spot. Should you need to space your payment out, we also offer a four-part payment plan. This plan includes installments of $47.50 due June-September 2018. If you have any questions about the Junior League of Memphis or application, please email



If you are interested in joining but want to know more about the JLM, please consider attending one of our upcoming recruitment events:

Monday, April 16, 6:30 p.m. at Cheney Parish Hall at Holy Communion (last 2017-2018 Provisional meeting)

Wednesday, April 25, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Pyro’s Midtown (2035 Union Ave 38104)

Thursday, May 10, 6:30 p.m. at Wiseacre Brewery (2783 Broad Ave 38112)

Saturday, May 12, booth at JLM 5K at Wiseacre Brewery (2783 Broad Ave 38112)

Wednesday, May 23 (Venue TBD)

Wednesday, June 6, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Pyro’s East (1199 Ridgeway Rd 38119)

Wednesday, June 20, 6 p.m. at Coletta’s Italian Restaurant (2850 Appling Rd 38133)

Sunday, July 1, 3 p.m. at the Community Resource Center (CRC; Junior League house at 3475 Central Ave 38111)

Thursday, July 12, 6:30 p.m. at 38wine04’s “Yes Way Rose” party (please contact for more info and location)

Wednesday, July 25, 6:00 p.m. at The Vault (124 East GE Patterson 38103)


Background Screening:
The JLM is committed to providing a safe environment for its volunteers and the communities it serves. Background screening helps to ensure the safety and well-being of the organization, its members, community partners and the populations served by the organization. Prospective members are required to satisfactorily complete a one-time background screening by Saturday, September 1, 2018. Cost is $28 and prospective members will be provided access to complete their background screening when their provisional application is submitted. Please note, background screening payment is due at the time in which the member initiates the screening. If you have any questions regarding background screening, contact Asia Diggs Meador, JLM Secretary.

Click on the videos below to hear directly from Junior League of Memphis members sharing what the mission means to them.

Meet Jennifer Culotta

Meet Jennifer Culotta

Meet Stephanie Simpson

Meet Stephanie Simpson

Meet Jenny Taylor

Meet Jenny Taylor

Meet Erica Coopwood

Meet Erica Coopwood