Membership – An Invitation to Join

The Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier, Inc. is actively seeking women who possess an interest in voluntarism, a commitment to community service and an interest in developing her potential for voluntary community participation.

There are many benefits to becoming a member of the Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier, Inc. The League offers its members professional training, flexible volunteer placements, and an opportunity to not only make professional connections, but to develop friends for life with women who show common concern for the community.

The JLSB wants you….to become a trained volunteer, improve the community, meet new friends, and most importantly change the lives of families at risk in our community.

Information Membership meetings will be held soon at the League Office located at 2601 Line Avenue in Shreveport.  Membership and Provisional Year requirements will be discussed during this brief orientation.

For more information, contact the Junior League office at 318-221-6144 or email Shelli Briery Murphy, 2014-2015 Admissions/Provisional Chairman at newsgirlshelli@yahoo.com or sbriery@caesars.com.

Membership Requirement

Membership in the Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier, Inc. is open to women 24 and older who express an interest in voluntarism. We have three levels of membership status: Provisional, Active, and Sustainer.

Any woman who would like to become a member may attend an informational reception;held in the Spring. Interested women may email Shelli Briery to find out the orientation schedule and provide an email address to receive an invitation.

Provisional:

During your first year in the Junior League, you are considered a Provisional member. You will be required to meet monthly for a Provisional course to help you learn how the JLSB operates, its history, and the responsibilities of JLSB membership. Non-mandatory social events are often organized, allowing you to get to know fellow Provisionals!

Provisional members must attend Provisional course meetings, General Membership meetings, a Fall Retreat, and work two (2) fundraising shifts, selecting between staffing Pepsi Booths at the Red River Revel, working at the Junior League Spring Market, or volunteering at a Junior League small fundraiser. Provisionals also volunteer in the Shreveport-Bossier community via a “mini-placement”, involving approximately 15 hours of their time throughout the fiscal year.

Provisional members’ financial obligations are:

  • A one-time provisional course fee of $120 (includes yearbook picture and Junior League Apron)
  • Cookbook sales of $100
  • Annual memberships dues of $120 due February 15 each year

Active:

Active Members have agreed to engage in community service in connection with programs chosen by the League.  Active Members complete a “placement” each year, selecting a volunteer opportunity to serve the Shreveport-Bossier community or choosing to serve within the JLSB administration. Details of the past year’s community placements can be found here. Members dedicate a minimum of 40 hours over the course of the year participating in their chosen volunteer activity. Active members must also attend 5 (five) General Meetings and complete 2 (two) Ways and Means shifts, choosing between Pepsi sales at the Red River Revel, Cookbook sales at various events and tastings, and working at the Junior League Spring Market or a JL small fundraiser. After meeting certain membership requirements detailed in the JLSB by-laws, members may choose to become “sustaining” members; that is, take a less active but supporting role in the League. Sustaining members may choose to return to Active status at any time.

Active members’ financial obligations are:

  • Annual membership dues of $120 due February 15 each year
  • Contribution of $100 to Junior League Spring Market via ticket sales

Sustainer:

Our Sustainers pay annual dues of $75 to $95, and are welcome to attend all General Meetings, trainings and fundraising shifts as they wish. Our Sustainers serve as mentors to the Provisional and Active members of the League, and are a valuable source of support and inspiration to the League as a whole. Many of our Sustainers started as volunteers in the Junior League and go on to serve as leaders in other charity organizations in the Shreveport-Bossier community.