The Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties (JLDOC) 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.
We’re Empowering the Next Great Civic Leaders…
And we’re already making a powerful impact by leading change within Durham and Orange Counties! To us, becoming a civic leader is all about understanding that local efforts have a global reach, and it all begins with creating local leadership opportunities that put women’s skills and passion to work right here in North Carolina. If you’re interested in developing civic leadership skills while collaborating on important efforts with a group of like-minded women, you’re in the right place!
The Junior League is a Highly Respected Organization with an Extraordinary Legacy…
The JLDOC is very proud of that historic reputation, but as society changes, we adapt and evolve. We strive to put our venerable values to work in modern ways; demonstrating our pride and perpetuating our legacy by serving as a powerful voice for action, justice and change throughout Durham and Orange counties. JLDOC women will lead this important initiative. Will you be one of them?
Here are just some of the many benefits of Joining the JLDOC:
- Community Connections – We connect to communities in need, to people we serve and to those we serve with.
- Training – We offer programs that help train for effective community service and leadership.
- Pursuit of Interests – We have opportunities to engage with like-minded women and pursue common interests.
- Community Impact – We take pride in our awareness of community needs and the opportunities to contribute solutions to make a positive impact in the community.
- Leadership Development – We offer numerous opportunities to learn new leadership skills, from coordinator positions to chairing committees to Board of Director experiences.
- Membership Transferability – League membership is transferable throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and England.
- New friends and Opportunities – You have the ability to meet other like-minded women in a social and supportive setting.
Join the movement that’s dedicated to creating change, empowering leaders, and impacting communities in Durham and Orange Counties, North Carolina.
Become a Driving Force of Change Within Your Community
We accept new members in the spring and fall. When new members apply, they are invited to join a provisional class that provide them with the tools and information they’ll need to play a crucial role in the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties.
If you are interested in joining our league, please complete this interest form. We will be in touch with information about prospective new member socials and information sessions.
Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.
Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties New Member Requirements
1. Attend Super Saturday
Super Saturday is the kickoff training for new provisional members interested in joining the League – it is offered once in the spring and once in the fall. This event gives provisional members an opportunity to meet other provisionals, learn about the Association of Junior Leagues and learn specifics about the Junior League of Durham and Orange County. At the event, Provisionals will receive information on requirements, dates for all of the events, and the structure and operational mechanisms of the League. Once you’ve attended Super Saturday you’ll commit to joining the league as a provisional member and begin your 4 month provisional semester..
2. Attend all Provisional Class Meetings
Provisionals are required to attend meetings that teach the overall committee structure of the League and educate on the opportunities to get involved. There are roughly nine provisional meetings, held on Wednesday evenings at the Hill House. During each meeting, committee chairs and assistant chairs present information to the provisional class to help each provisional decide how to shape their League experience. Provisional members will have a variety of optional social events to attend throughout the semester and are also encouraged to attend league events as well..
3. Participate in one Extra Hands Event
“Extra Hands” is the term used within the League for the volunteer opportunities offered throughout the year. Our members volunteer with various organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, the Durham Museum of Life and Science, Urban Ministries, Meals on Wheels, Root Causes and dozens of other local groups. Extra Hands are often announced at GMMs and members are encouraged to sign up on the website. Provisional members are required to participate in a minimum of one “Extra Hands” volunteer opportunity during their provisional semester..
4. Participate in Provisional Class Project
Provisionals participate in the planning of a provisional-specific community project, with guidance from the provisional advisors and the board. Participation includes required attendance at two provisional planning meetings and any necessary active committee meetings, all of which will be held Wednesday evenings.
5. Attend one General Membership Meeting
General Membership Meetings, or GMM’s, are a chance for the entire league to get together and go over current issues and events. They are also a great opportunity to socialize with active and sustaining members of the League. GMM’s are held on the first Wednesday of each month from September to May.
6. Attend One General League Event
Provisional members are asked to attend a general league event during their provisional semester. This is a great opportunity to plug into the community, socialize with other members, and/or help raise funds for the league! General events such as BINGO in the fall or Spring Fling in the Fall are fun for the whole family. With events throughout the year, provisional members have a variety to choose from to complete this requirement. .
I. Provisional Dues: $200 (includes Provisional Course Fee + Annual Active Dues)
II. Other JLDOC event tickets or merchandise, including t-shirts or cookbooks (optional)
I. Provisional Dues: $100 (includes Provisional Course Fee + Annual Active Dues)
II. Other JLDOC event tickets or merchandise, including t-shirts or cookbooks (optional
Ready to Apply?
Fill Out Our Membership Interest Form to Get Started!
To learn more about our work and discover more opportunities to get involved, visit our Community page.
If you have any questions or would like more information about how to join, please do not hesitate to contact the Provisional Chair directly by email at [email protected]. The Provisional Committee looks forward to serving as your guide to Junior League membership!
Already a member of the Junior League? Members from other leagues are welcomed and encouraged to transfer their membership to the JLDOC when they move to the area. A Transfers must notify their current League that they wish to transfer to the JLDOC and complete a “Transfer of Membership” form is available for those wishing to transfer to the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties.
Upon submission of the transfer form and payment of JLDOC dues, the Transfer chair will reach out to complete your transition to our League. Transfer actives will be placed on a regular committee beginning in their first year with the JLDOC and will have the opportunity to connect with other transfers at regular transfer social events held throughout the year.
Please contact us for more information on transferring your membership to the JLDOC.