You Can Make a Difference


The Junior League of Springfield is:

  • affiliated with the Association of Junior Leagues International, an organization comprised of 296 member Leagues representing more than 193,000 members in four countries.

  • women making a difference in the Springfield community.

  • open to any woman 21 years of age or older.

  • a way to meet new people, explore new volunteer opportunities, and have fun!

We reach out to women of all races, religions and ethnicities who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism. League membership includes provisional members, active members and supporting members, called "sustainers."

An important aspect of the JLS mission is to train its members for effective participation in the community. Considerable emphasis is placed on training in areas of organization, leadership, financial management and other areas where members express an interest. Training is accomplished through the following courses:

  • The Membership Development course for New Members;

  • Leadership experience serving as JLS officers, committee chairs and in other elected positions

  • Workshops offered to all members

  • AJLI conferences and trianings.

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Our Values and Vision

  • Empowerment for effective community impact through training and leadership development

  • Diversity and inclusion of individuals, organizations and communities

  • Engaging interactions and partnerships with community stakeholders

  • Creating a positive legacy within the community

Our commitment, has remained unwavering: to develop exceptionally qualified civic leaders who can identify a community’s most urgent and pressing needs and address them with meaningful and relevant programs and initiatives that not only improve lives, but change the way people think.

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Contact Us!

We are accepting applications for the 2021-2022 League year, which will officially kick off in September 2021. 

We will hold several recruitment events in the summer of 2021, leading up to our initial training session.  Please contact us at for more information or to be added to our email list.  You can begin receiving emails regarding upcoming meetings and volunteer opportunities immediately.  This is a great way to get to know current and potential League members right away and give back to the community at the same time!