Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of Junior League of Cedar Rapids?
Junior League of Cedar Rapids, Inc. (JLCR) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

Founded in 1934, we have approximately 300 Active and Sustaining Members. We reach out to all women, regardless of race, religion, ethnic or national origin, who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.

Who is a typical JLCR member?
We come from all walks of life, and our Active Members range in age from 22 to 55. We are a diverse organization that welcomes and celebrates women of all backgrounds. Each member brings her own unique perspective to our organization and enriches our League. The majority of our members work full-time outside the home.

We are young professionals and stay-at-home moms, executive directors and presidents, independent contractors and business owners, but above all, we are women who want to improve our communities and ourselves.

How is JLCR different from other volunteer organizations?
JLCR specifically emphasizes training; though these trainings are generally geared toward voluntarism and the advancement of JLCR, each of our members has found that she can transfer these skills to her professional life, her personal life, and her other volunteer commitments. As part of our mission, we not only serve the community, but also are committed to developing the potential of women.

Want to know a little more about what we do?
Check out our JLCR Fast Facts.

How do I join JLCR?
Anyone who lives in Eastern Iowa can join Junior League of Cedar Rapids. Each spring we host a “Bring a Friend to League Night” where you can get more of the inside scoop and meet some of our members. We also host an information session in late August that kicks off our Provisional Members’ (“new members”) training. Request More Information by emailing info@juniorleaguecr.org.

As a new member, what can I expect?
Our Provisional Member Class starts each fall and lasts for one year. During this time, you will experience a sampling of all that Junior League of Cedar Rapids offers. Specifically, there is a Provisional Member course, General Membership Meetings, opportunities to experience our Bridging the G.A.P. project first-hand, and your very own Provisional Class Project!

Throughout the year, there are also opportunities to actively participate at the Junior League of Cedar Rapids projects, attend social events and establish life-long friendships. Each Provisional Member will have an Advisor who will mentor her through the year.

Sounds amazing! How do I get started?
Either click on the “Request More Information” link below, email us at info@juniorleaguecr.org, or give us a call at 319.364.7892. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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