How large is the Junior League of Springfield (“JLS”)?
JLS is comprised of over 500 members.
If I have a full-time job, can I still volunteer?
Yes! Most JLS members hold regular full-time jobs. JLS has volunteer activities available in the evenings and on weekends as well as projects that take place during the day to accommodate members’ varied schedules.
What organizations benefit from your volunteers?
JLS runs many community projects focused on benefiting our community. These programs maximize the impact JLS volunteers have on improving the lives of people in the Ozarks and were developed with the counsel of the JLS Community Advisory Council comprised of Community Leaders.
JLS programs are staffed with our member volunteers and operate in partnership with private and public agencies called JLS Community Partners.
How does my support of the Junior League benefit the community?
Volunteer power enables the Junior League to offer so much more than most grant-making organizations. When a dollar is donated to the Junior League, it is made stronger with the addition of trained volunteer hours to provide a more meaningful impact to the community. The time donated by trained JLS volunteers is often argued to be even more valuable than the dollars awarded.
Why should I volunteer with the JLS versus other organizations?
Member 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.