About The Junior League

Women building better communities. That’s the Junior League.

The Junior League of Greater Lakeland, Inc. strives to enhance child welfare and education in the greater Lakeland area by promoting the basic skills necessary for school readiness and family literacy through our Community Projects of Reading is Fundamental (R.I.F.), Ready to Read, and World of Reading.

JLGL members actively reach well over 10,000 families through elementary school literacy efforts and our signature literacy event, the “World of Reading” festival. Sustainers, members who have served the JLGL faithfully for decades, have left a proud legacy. Together, all members continue to meet the needs of the community in unique and powerful ways.

The Junior League of Greater Lakeland, Inc is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The Junior League is exclusively educational and charitable.

Founded in 1933 as an organization for charitable work, the JLGL has contributed to the community’s cultural and educational needs through a variety of long-lasting projects.

Join Us!
Membership in The Junior League is open to women of all races, religions, and national origins who share in our commitment to volunteerism and to improving our community. Please share this information with friends, family and co-workers.

Interested women are encouraged to obtain membership information by contacting our League office at jlglakeland@gmail.com

Frequently Asked Questions
I have a full-time job, can I still become a member?
Yes! 75% of our volunteers hold regular full-time jobs. We have volunteer activities available in the evenings and on weekends. We also have projects that take place during the day.

Why should I volunteer with the JLGL versus other organizations?
Current volunteers speak of the meaningful impact they feel they have in the community and their ability to contribute in a structured, well-organized environment. Volunteers also benefit from training in a variety of educational and leadership programs. And, our members also enjoy the opportunity to work with a diverse and talented group of women.

What kinds of women participate in your League?
We are most proud of our diversity. Our organization attracts women of differing racial, socio-economic and educational backgrounds. Our membership includes doctors, lawyers, CEOs, full-time mothers, teachers, entrepreneurs and more.