Become a Member

Thank you for your interest in joining The Junior League of Houston, Inc.

The admissions process to become a provisional member for the 2023 – 2024 League year is now closed.

The Junior League of Houston is open to women in the Houston area who are interested in “Building A Better Community”. Assistance in obtaining a sponsor will be offered to any and all prospective members who express interest to the Admissions team.

If you have questions, please contact Jessica Essalih, Admissions Chairman, at 713.871.6666 or, or Emily Shushtari, Membership Vice President, at


The Junior League of Houston will host two Open Houses. Prospective members are required to attend one Open House. The Prospective Member Open Houses for the 2024 2025 League year will be posted in Fall 2023.

League members:

  • Have access to a broad range of volunteer opportunities
  • Learn more about the community the League serves
  • Impact the Houston community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers, and
  • Have the opportunity to network and make lasting friendships
To join the Junior League of Houston, an applicant must have an interest in voluntarism, a commitment to community service and an interest in developing her potential for voluntary community participation. Additionally, the following requirements must be met:
  • Sponsors: The Junior League of Houston, Inc. has a sponsored admissions process. One member of the Junior League of Houston must propose a prospective member for admission. The League would love to help you obtain a sponsor!
  • Age: Prospective members must be at least 23 years of age by Monday, January 2, 2023, and not 40 years of age before Saturday, April 1, 2023.
  • Residency: Prospective members must be a resident of Brazoria, Fort Bend, Harris or Waller County by Wednesday, February 1, 2023.


Applications for the 2023 – 2024 Provisional Class opened online on Monday, October 24, 2022, and closed on Monday, January 23, 2023. The application process is now closed.


The Junior League of Houston is excited to host two Prospective Member Engagement Events each year. Prospective members will have the opportunity to meet other women interested in membership at these optional events. Additionally, current League members will be present to answer questions about the admission process and the overall League member experience in a fun environment.

Dates for Fall 2023 will be released this summer.


If you need assistance identifying a sponsor, the Admissions team is happy to help once the application process opens.

To learn more about the work the League does in the Houston community and meet current members, prospective members are encouraged to volunteer at an agency the League supports with volunteers. Most of the agencies with whom the League is involved have volunteer programs of their own in which interested individuals may participate. Click here to access a full listing of the League’s community projects.

If you have questions, please contact Jessica Essalih, Admissions Chairman, at 713.871.6666 or, or Emily Shushtari, Membership Vice President, at

Requirements for 2023 – 2024 Provisional Members

– Attend one of the Prospective Member Open House meetings. These occurred on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, and Thursday, January 5, 2023, at 7 p.m.
– Attend Provisional Orientation
– Education meetings
– Engagement events
– Agency visits
– Community placement (and training)
– Tea Room placement (and training)
– General meetings
– Special Events Teams (SETs)
– Pay provisional dues of $325 (dues include The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI) dues and Tea Room uniform cost)
– Complete Provisional Course Evaluation

All components of the provisional course are mandatory.

Transfer Membership from Another League

If you have recently moved to Houston and are interested in transferring your Junior League membership to the Junior League of Houston, please contact your current League and ask them to transfer your membership to the Junior League of Houston via the AJLI (Association of Junior Leagues International) e-Transfer system. All transfer requests are processed through the AJLI online system. You will receive an email confirmation from AJLI that your transfer has been processed. Once your transfer is either initiated or approved by the transferring League, the Junior League of Houston will mail you a transfer packet. The forms in this packet must be returned, along with any required dues, before your transfer is considered finalized.

For more information, please contact the Corresponding Secretary at 713.871.6631 or or the Transfer Chairman at 713.871.6692 or

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