Prospective Member Frequently Asked Questions
If I have a full-time job, can I still volunteer?
Yes! A majority of JLGP volunteers hold regular full-time jobs. The JLGP has volunteer opportunities available in the evenings and on weekends. There are also projects that take place during the day so there really is something available for everyone. Most meetings are usually held in the evenings and occasionally on the weekends so this offers additional flexibility for working women.
What organizations benefit from your community programs?
This year, there are a number of organizations, which will receive funding, hands-on volunteer support, clothes and food or books, one-on-one mentoring, and educational experiences through the work of JLGP volunteers.
Beginning in the 2020-2021 League year the JLGP is very excited to focus on Food Security as the topic where we hope to make a deep impact in the next 7-10 years. This topic was selected after a two year process that engaged League members in experiencing a number of topics and community volunteering opportunities. Moving forward the JGLP will engage members around the new focus of food security through education, training and hands on community volunteering.
Visit the past projects page to learn more.
Why should I volunteer with the JLGP versus other organizations?
Current members feel that the JLGP provides a unique volunteer experience because of the commitment to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Members enjoy being a part an organization, which makes a meaningful impact make in their local communities. The JLGP provides members with a structured, well-organized volunteer experience. Volunteers also benefit from training in a variety of educational and leadership programs. Ultimately however, most members say they value the lifelong friendships that the JLGP has afforded them the opportunity to make.
When Can I Join?
The Junior League of Greater Princeton accepts new volunteer inquiries year round. The League year runs September to May, and the new member course runs October to May. The new member course and all requirements must be completed to become an Active Member.
How large is the JLGP?
The JLGP membership is comprised of more than 255 talented and committed women volunteers.