Our Mission

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.

To accomplish our mission, we depend on our enthusiastic and committed members!

Who can join?

Membership is open to any woman who is 18 years or older living in Berks County and interested in our community, expanding her skills, sharing her talents and making friends.

Member Benefits

Training is offered in a variety of areas. Some examples include grant and proposal writing, public relations, fundraising, advocacy, and parliamentary procedure. We develop the potential of women to:

  • be effective volunteers
  • have a voice in the community
  • influence strategies and decision-making on community issues
  • gain leadership experience

New Member Process

Below is our process for new members.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to Contact Us.



Reach Out!

Send us your information to start the process!

You may also contact our league office at membership@jlreading.org. You will then be contacted by a Junior League of Reading member.


Come To An Event*

The Junior League of Reading’s New Member Committee invites you to attend the New Member Open House on Monday, August 21 at 6pm – at Building 24. Here you will get to know more about the Junior League of Reading and meet current Members and the Board of Directors.
Can’t make it on August 21? Join us for an info session on Monday, August 28 at 7pm!



Take a Tour*

Take a Tour of our newly renovated Headquarters located on Penn Avenue in Wyomissing. Our Headquarters is used for committee meetings and socials. Contact Us to schedule a tour.



Commitment to join as a new member means trainings, personal development and friendships that will last a lifetime. Your new member year is a year of training and learning about the Junior League all while volunteering in the community. Dues for your new member year are $81.


Here is what you can expect from your New Member training year and beyond.

New Member Year


Orientation Day "Super Saturday"

Join fellow New Members at Junior League Headquarters in Wyomissing on Saturday, September 30th , 2023 for a fun morning getting to know one another, developing friendships and learning more about the Junior League of Reading.

Stay tuned for more information on this year’s super Saturday!


Attend New Member Experiences

New members have the opportunity to attend an “experience” each month.
The 2023-2024 experience calendar is as follows:
September: Attend “Super Saturday” at Junior League of Reading’s Headquarters
November: Volunteer at Olivet Boys & Girls Club facilitating Thanksgiving pre-dinner activities for children; Help organize the Angel Tree gifts for Concern ongoing throughout the month.
December: Attend a holiday social
January: Volunteer at Opportunity House serving breakfast
February/March: Volunteer at the Junior League of Reading’s Young Women’s Summit
March: Attend a wine mixer with our Nominating & Placement Committee to share your strengths and interests for various committees in our League
April: Complete New Member Project
May: Junior League Annual Dinner


Attend Committee Meetings

General Membership Meetings are held monthly at 7:30pm at Building 24 from September through April with the exception of December. May’s General Membership Meeting is held during the Annual Dinner. Please join us for as many as you can!

General Membership Meeting (GMM) dates:
September 14, 2023
October 11, 2023
November 8th, 2023
January 10, 2024
February 15th, 2024
March 13th,2024
April 10th, 2024

Spring Options Meeting-TBD


New Member Project

New Members collaborate to plan and execute a project to support our community. Successful New Member Projects have included a book drive for 2nd Street Learning Center, a toy drive and organizing space for Threads of Change, and a career fair for young women in Reading area high schools offering inspiration about possible career paths.

After New Member Year


Annual Dinner

Annual dinner will take place in May 2024. Our New Members will be recognized and promoted to Active members during this celebration of our league year.


Placed on a Committee

You will meet with an advisor at the Wine Mixer in April to share your strengths and interests for various committees in our League. Depending on your discussion, you will then be placed on a committee for your first full Active year. Each succeeding year you will meet with an advisor in the Fall and the Spring to determine where you will shine, grow and become a leader.

Reach Out!

Are you ready to join the Junior League of Reading?