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The Junior League of Reading, PA, Inc. (JLR) 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. JLR is part of an international organization, The Association of Junior Leagues International, which has 296 Junior Leagues throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Great Britain.

Since 1923, the Junior League of Reading has been a leader in Volunteer Services in Berks County. The League reaches out to women of every race, religion, and national origin who share a common commitment to voluntarism. Today, nearly 400 members from every corner of Berks County pledge their support to the League’s mission. Our organization offers extensive hands-on training through participation in a variety of committees, workshops, and conferences. Additionally, via general membership meetings, League members learn from both community and national speakers on a variety of topics. Developing women, who develop the community, is what we are all about.


The Junior League of Reading, PA, Inc. 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.

By the power of our association, strengthened through our training and diversity, we will work with our neighbors to build a committed and caring community.

The trained volunteers of The Junior League of Reading, PA, Inc. are focused on improving the self-esteem of our youth and empowering them to become leaders in our community.

The League reaches out to women of every race, religion, and national origin who share a common commitment to voluntarism.