About Us

On March 15, 1939, 74 volunteer workers founded the Service League of Springfield. This was incorporated as the Service League of Springfield on November 2 of the same year. Their first project was a Placement Bureau, which filled requests for volunteer service. The Service League of Springfield affiliated with the Association of Junior Leagues of America and became the Junior League of Springfield in 1950. Through the power of our association, Junior Leagues strengthen communities by embracing diverse perspectives, building partnerships, and inspiring shared solutions.

The Junior League of Springfield, Inc. reaches out to women of all races, religions, and national origins, who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to volunteerism.

Our Mission

The Junior League of Springfield is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable

Our Vision

The JLS will strive to improve the quality of family welfare by leading and empowering the community to make positive changes in the areas of child growth and development and parental education. Through extensive education, commitment of resources, and collaboration efforts, we will establish a legacy of awareness, service, and personal involvement.

Position Statements

Children

The Junior League of Springfield, Inc. is committed to assuring that children have the opportunities and services essential for their physical, emotional, intellectual, mental, and social growth, and will advocate to see that such opportunities and services are provided.

Education

The Junior League of Springfield, Inc. supports efforts to ensure that citizens of all ages have access to quality education that will provide them with the academic, literacy, and vocational skills necessary to become productive members of our society. The League is committed to promoting the policies and programs directed toward achieving that goal.

Quality of Life

The Junior League of Springfield, Inc. is committed to improving the quality of life for all residents of our community by creating an environment, which will provide the basic necessities of life including affordable housing, health care, nutrition, education, training and employment.

Volunteerism

The Junior League of Springfield, Inc. supports and promotes voluntarism as an essential component of our society and will continue to take action, which will ensure the effectiveness of the voluntary sector.

Women

The Junior League of Springfield, Inc. is committed to ensuring that women have the opportunities and services essential for their physical, intellectual, emotional, mental, social, and economic well-being and will advocate for development of legislation, programs, and services that promote and improve the quality of life for women.