We are “Women Building Better Communities.”
The Junior League of London is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International.
Founded in 1985, we are an organisation of women volunteers committed to promoting voluntary service, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
Our vision is of a London where each person has the opportunity and means to prosper. We provide volunteers and resources to support projects centred on our current community focus of breaking the cycle of poverty in London. Our 400 members give over 20,000 volunteer hours to the London community each year, all with the goal of improving the lives of Londoners in need. Our unique, all-volunteer structure and hands-on approach mean that the impact of funds we invest in London is amplified by the thousands of hours donated by volunteer-members.
During the past year alone, we have:
- Tutored disadvantaged children in arts, maths and reading through our Learning Clubs at Colville Primary School, where we also helped build the school’s first library in 2012.
- Provided nearly 700 personalised Holiday Hampers, sent to 9 agencies benefiting 1,332 individuals (including 596 children) during the holiday season.
- Served over 1,200 meals to clients of Glassdoor, Manna Society, and ReStart.
- Organised 785 coats for Wrap Up London.
- Worked with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to foster an interest in learning in low-income children in one of London’s poorest wards, by providing them a book each month until the age of five.
- Painted rooms, planted gardens and more through our Done in a Day programmes, which provide much needed support to our community partners.
Our volunteer-members are educated, professional women who come from many different backgrounds. JLL volunteers receive “on-the-job” and classroom-style training to develop non-profit leadership skills and learn how to help communities reach their full potential. The result is innovative and collaborative programmes that significantly impact the London community.