12 May Apply as a New Member
Women interested in joining the Junior League of Norman’s incoming Provisional Class should start the application process by clicking HERE. We look forward to welcoming you into our community and are here to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to welcoming you to the Junior League of Norman!
Any woman is invited to join who meets the following requirements:
- You must be at least 21 years of age by the beginning of your Provisional year to apply (there is no maximum age to join!)
- You must reside within Cleveland County no later than one week prior to the date of the Provisional Orientation
- You must exhibit an interest in the Norman community and commit to the fulfillment of all commitments of the Provisional Training Program
Provisional Training Program Overview
The Junior League of Norman’s Provisional Training Program will provide an introduction to all of our focus areas, community impact projects, and fundraising initiatives, as well as the structure and culture of JLN and Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI). The curriculum will be a combination of classroom-style learning, experiential training, and social/networking opportunities.
The Provisional year will begin with an orientation in August/January and will continue through December/May, at which time Provisional members who have completed all course commitments will become Active members of the Junior League of Norman for the next semester.
Frequently Asked Questions about Membership and Your Provisional Year
1. Do I need a Sponsor?
No! Other Junior Leagues around the world require a ‘sponsor,’ or a current member who can vouch for the prospective member, in order to join. JLN wants women who want to raise their hands to serve the needs of our community without barriers.
2. What will my Provisional year look like?
The Provisional year is purposefully designed to introduce you to the Junior League of Norman while providing opportunities to socialize, create new connections, gain access to valuable training, learn about our mission and community impact, and serve with our community partners and programs.
3. Why should I pay membership dues to volunteer when I can do that on my own?
There are countless reasons to join the JLN! Regarding our community partners and programs, the JLN has a reputation in Norman for providing dedicated, well-trained volunteers which means that many organizations want to partner with us. This gives our members opportunities to serve in capacities they wouldn’t necessarily have access to if they were to reach out on their own. Before, during, and after your volunteer shift, you’ll make connections with other women passionate about serving — something you may or may not gain volunteering with a single organization. In addition, you can select a new placement within JLN each year, saving you the time and hassle of searching for a different organization or going through a lengthy background check should you want to try something new.
We also provide training to our members for little to no cost that the general public would need to spend hundreds of dollars to gain access to, while providing opportunities for like-minded women to meet and often become friends. These training sessions allow our members to improve valuable skills, such as leading a team, public speaking, and fundraising, that they can use for both personal and career growth.
4. What is the age criteria for membership in the Junior League of Norman?
In order to join a Provisional class, you must be at least 21 years of age by May 31 of the league year in which you are completing your provisional program. The JLN league year runs from June 1 to May 31.
5. What types of women make up the typical Provisional class?
While our members are diverse in age, background, skill set, race, ethnicity, religion, political affiliation, vocation, etc., we focus on recruiting women who share the desire to help carry out our mission while becoming a trained volunteer.