About

The JLDOC 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.

We are  the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties

Above all else, our goal is to promote and perpetuate social change in the Durham, Chapel Hill, and surrounding communities that will benefit most from it. By empowering women and providing valuable leadership training, we are giving local women the tools to get involved, put their talents to work, and positively impact our communities.

Vision and Mission  

The Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties 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. 

Inclusivity

The Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties reaches out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.  We are committed to celebrating and leveraging diversity as we strive to achieve our mission.  Additionally, we continue to strive for diverse representation of women reflecting our communities’ wide range of backgrounds, opinions, races, sexual orientations, religions, and experiences. We recognize that diversity among our members and the programming we support is critical to accomplishing our mission.

“The Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties welcomes all those who identify as women and who value our Mission.  We are committed to, and are actively working towards, creating diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments among our members and within our communities.”

Strength in Numbers

As one of hundreds of Junior League chapters across the world, we are a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI). Established in 1938, the JLDOC plays an integral part in the development, improvement, and support of the communities of Durham and Orange Counties.

Over 500 women are members of JLDOC. This includes Provisionals (members in training), Actives (members who have completed their provisional semester and have been voted into membership), Sustainers (members who have served faithfully for a set number of years and want to stay involved with the League but have decided to step back from active service), and Non-Residents.

 

While you’re here, we welcome you to learn how to join us, support our work, or get involved.

 

Our Local Impact

Right now, our primary focus of Healthy Living requires immediate action, and our multi-faceted approach is making an impact. In 2020 we selected Root Causes as our new community partner. Root Causes is a Duke Med-based organization focused on healing the food system through education and outreach, community service, and advocacy. If you’re interested in learning more about our current focus or developing your own civic leadership skills, we welcome you to learn more or connect with us.

Help Us Lead Change

There is always more work to be done, more help needed, and more opportunities to make an impact in Durham and Orange Counties. The empowered women of JLDOC are working to improve our local communities through leadership and effective action. Will you join them?