The Junior League of Northern Virginia, Inc. (JLNV) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively education and charitable.
Empowering women to be a driving force to improve our community.
Women Helping Women – providing access to essential services and professional development opportunities for women and families. The transition to this focus area is part of the League’s continued commitment to improving the lives of women and families in Northern Virginia.
More than 325 women in the Northern Virginia area are members of the JLNV. Our members share a common desire to drive positive change in the community. In alignment with our mission, the League provides members with training and skills that will enrich their professional and personal lives. Training opportunities include leadership development seminars, workshops, project management opportunities, and “hands-on” experience. Throughout our history, the JLNV has provided over 20,000 service hours toward JLNV programs and initiatives, 800 hours in leadership training, and more than $2.6 million to the community. Read more about our impact in our latest community report.
Diversity and Inclusion
The JLNV is committed to remaining a diverse and inclusive organization that is welcoming to all women with a passion for voluntarism, and to having a membership that reflects the rich diversity of the communities we serve. Our diversity enables us to more effectively address Northern Virginia’s unique challenges related to homelessness and health and educational disparities spread across a large geographical area and partner with like-minded organizations that share our values. We live by our reaching out statement: The Junior League of Northern Virginia reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.