How to Join

The Junior League 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.

We’re now recruiting members for our 2018/2019 New Member Class! Attend one of our new member recruitment events or email to learn more.

Download the 2018-2019 New Member form here.

2018 New Member Recruitment Events for the Junior League of Evanston-North Shore:

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 – JLE-NS Marketplace Fundraiser at the Winnetka Community House, Garden Room

620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, IL  60093

  • 6:00-7:00pm Market Place Shopping
  • 7:00-8:30pm Leadership Workshop and Improv Show with Laugh Out Loud Theater
  • 8:30-9:00pm Final Market Place Shopping

NOTE: This event is free to prospective New Members who join at the Marketplace event!

Please RSVP for Marketplace on 11/14/18 by emailing

November GMM & Annual Marketplace Fundraiser

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 – Recruiting Event and New Member Holiday Party at JLE-NS Headquarters – Winnetka Community House, Suite 209

We’re still recruiting members for the 2018-2019 Junior League year and will be hosting a Holiday Open House at the Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 209, Winnetka, IL  60093 on December 18 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Please invite any friends who might be interested in joining the League! 

  • 6:30pm-8:30pm – JLE-NS Recruiting Event with New Member Meeting & Holiday Party

Please RSVP for this 12/18/18 JLE-NS Recruiting Event by emailing

JLE-NS provides women a unique forum to develop personally and professionally while making a difference to individual lives and transforming communities.

The Junior League of Evanston-North Shore welcomes all women who are committed to making a difference in the community – and want to have fun doing so. Our membership is composed of a wonderful variety of North Shore women – we are single and married, full-time professionals and stay-at-home moms, recent college graduates and retirees. However, we all have one thing in common: we are women with a desire to volunteer and make a difference.

The Junior League is a rich, well-rounded volunteer experience. As a member you can:

* Make Connections – meet other dynamic, talented, dedicated, and fun North Shore women

* Have an Impact – Improve the lives of women, children and families in-need across the North Shore communities

* Find Flexibility – Have the opportunity to create a volunteer experience that works with your schedule and lifestyle.

* Invest in Yourself – Utilize your professional experience or explore new skills to develop new talents

Your New Member Year
New Members are encouraged to jump in and get involved. As a New Member, you will collaborate with other New Members on a community impact project. This incredibly rewarding experience will help you forge friendships and build the foundation for your JLE-NS experience. In addition, new members are required to:

* Attend monthly New Member meetings

* Attend General Membership Meetings

* Volunteer at the Thrift House, our resale shop in Evanston

Throughout the year, there are numerous opportunities for New Members to actively participate in all the JLE-NS community impact projects, fundraisers, and social events. Annual dues for new members are $133.

How can I learn more?
* Take a moment to peruse our website or check out our Annual Report see all of the amazing work Junior League members have accomplished

* Contact us with your questions and inquiries. You can email the JLE-NS office or call us at 847-441-0995.