Junior League of Champaign-Urbana, Women building better communities

Membership Requirements

To be eligible to join the Junior League of Champaign-Urbana, a woman must be 21 years old by June 1st of the year in which she is seeking membership. No member sponsorship is required to join the Junior League of Champaign-Urbana. We accept new members each summer to participate in our New Member Class which begins in the fall.


All new members must attend monthly New Member Class meetings from September to February and monthly General Membership meetings from September to May.

Complete a total of 13 volunteer hours by May 31st:
  • 3-6 hours at Festival of Trees, our annual fundraiser
  • 4-6 hours on a JLCU project
  • 3 flexible hours which includes: 
    • 1 Credit per every 1 Project Hour
    • 1 Credit per every 1 Festival of Trees Hour
    • 1 Credit – Attend Council Meeting (up to 2 credits a year)
    • 1 Credit – Attend the Chair/Asst Chair Training
    • 3 Credits – Attend any: ODI, Renew, AJLI Conference
    • 3 Credits – JLCU Committee Chair (credit will be award in March)
    • Other opportunities approved by the JLCU Board of Directors
  • Participate in the New Member Class project, Kids in the Kitchen

Please review the New Membership Agreement online or print out a PDF.