Tag Archive: volunteerism

When are you too young to volunteer?

Good question.

It’s no secret that what we call voluntarism is at the heart of what it means to be a Junior League member. We volunteer our time to create lasting community impact. Period.

But the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Read more

Yes, We Did Do More than ‘Just Play Bridge’ Back Then

One of this year’s hottest summer movies looks to be The Help, the entertaining screen version of the best-seller of the same name. Because The Junior League—or at least a fictionalized version of the Junior League of Jackson, Mississippi—plays … Read more

National Volunteer Week 2011 – a time to honor our own

With National Volunteer Week 2011 upon us, AJLI would like to take time to honor the more than 155,000 women volunteers across four countries who have worked tirelessly and often without fanfare over the past year to improve the lives … Read more

Why not do something different this Valentine’s Day?

Maybe it’s worth taking a minute on Monday to think about the flip side of Valentine’s Day cards, flowers, and pink teddy bears.

The flip side is domestic violence.

Everyone knows it’s a big problem, but what can we do … Read more

So how do you make an impact?

Good question.  Like many Leagues, the Junior League of Oakland-East Bay (JLOEB) has wrestled with it for decades.  And the answer, at least in the past, has been: Start something that lasts.

Take domestic violence.

JLOEB started the Family Stress … Read more