Who We Are


The Junior League: Women Around the World as Catalysts for Lasting Community Change


The Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties, Inc. 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.


The Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties, Inc. reaches out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.  We are committed to celebrating and leveraging diversity as we strive to achieve our mission.  Additionally, we continue to strive for diverse representation of women reflecting our communities’ wide range of backgrounds, opinions, races, sexual orientations, religions, and experiences. We recognize that diversity among our members and the programming we support is critical to accomplishing our mission.


Over 500 women are members of The Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties, Inc. This includes Provisionals (members in training), Actives (members who have completed their provisional semester and have been voted into membership), Sustainers (members who have served faithfully for a set number of years and want to stay involved with the League but have decided to step back from active service), and Non-Residents.