The Junior League of Jacksonville is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
The Junior League of Jacksonville has been a force for change in our local community since 1923. Over the past nine decades, we have strategically focused our volunteer efforts to address unmet needs in the community and create sustainable programming for significant change and impact. Our current community focus is on our Fresh Minds Program, in which we tackle issues related to food deserts, food insecurity, and nutrition education for the children in our community.
As part of our Mission, the Junior League trains our Members to be active volunteers and innovative leaders in the community. We accomplish this by providing leadership opportunities within our organization, and by offering experiences designed to help our members grow their personal, professional, and leadership potential. Not only do we provide instructional and motivational sessions during our meetings, but our Members are also presented with new learning opportunities through collaborations with other like-minded organizations in our community, and through participation in national and local conferences and leadership workshops.
Our members, more than 800 women with varying backgrounds, education and accomplishments, are proud to say:
- We are trained and effective volunteers.
- We have partnered with over 65 community organizations since 1923.
- We contribute over 10,000 volunteer hours (a value of over $230,000) to the Jacksonville community each year.
- We focus on issues to improve the lives of women and children through health and education, the arts, historic preservation, and leadership.