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.
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.
Come To An Event*
Spend a fun evening meeting our active members at one of our Recruitment Open Houses.
August 22, 2018 New Member Open House at the Peanut Bar 6pm-8pm
September 13th, 2018 New Member Open House at Junior League Headquarters in Wyomissing 6pm-8pm
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 South Mountain YMCA on October 13th for a fun morning getting to know one another, developing friendships and learning more about the Junior League of Reading. Join us for breakfast at 9 am and team building exercises will follow until 12pm.
Attend New Member Experiences
Attend Committee Meetings
Committee Meetings and General Membership Meetings are held monthly at the Reading Public Museum 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!
New Member Project
New Members collaborate to plan and execute a project to support our community. Prior New Member Projects have included a book drive for 2nd Street Learning Center as well as a toy drive and organizing space for Threads of Change.
After New Member Year
Annual dinner will take place on May 15th, 2019. Our New Members will be recognized and promoted to Active members during this celebration of our league year.
Placed on a Committee
Are you ready to join the Junior League of Reading?