Member Requirements

New Members of the Junior League of Minneapolis participate in a New Member Training Program before becoming Active members of the League. These activities and courses are designed to educate new members about the JLM, the broader Minneapolis community, voluntarism and development, while also providing opportunities to socialize with other new and Active members.

New Member Year

The 2018-2019 New Member class will begin accepting registrations in June 2018.The New Member Training Program will occur from September through May (similar to a school year).

The program consists of:
  • training events/courses focused on JLM history, structure, leadership skills and volunteer skills
  • experiential training to organize, plan and execute a large-scale family friendly community event
  • socials across new members and active members
  • membership meetings across new members and active members
  • fundraising and community shifts across the JLM

Time Commitment:
On average you can expect to attend 3-3 hour shifts/meetings a month

  • 1 membership meeting
  • 1 community or fundraising shift
  • 1 New Member Training program event/training

Financial Commitment:
In case you are curious, below is a breakdown of the fees and where the money goes:
$175 Dues- Paid by both Actives and New Members, a portion is paid to AJLI
$15 Dinner club- Cost for Dinner Club events (cookie swap, parties, etc.)
$10 Background Check- Needed for shifts working directly with people
$40 New Member Course Fee: T-shirt, Badge, Workbook, Events
= $240

Active Membership

After completing your New Member Year and paying dues, you will become an Active Member of the Junior League of Minneapolis on June 1st.
As an Active Member you will be placed on a committee and complete committee-specific tasks (this replaces the small group meetings/training from the New Member year).  Active members give anywhere from 50-150+ hours to the JLM each year based on individual preferences and availability. Membership is designed to be flexible and accommodate the experiences and balance each member is seeking.