New Members


Welcome to the Junior League of San Diego (JLSD)! Our League year kicks off on July 1 and extends through June 30th. If you’re interested in joining the JLSD family, we invite you to attend a relaxed New Member Information Session, also known as our “Meet & Greet.” It’s a fantastic opportunity to explore what being part of our NEW MEMBER Class (first-year members) entails and connect with our current active members.

During the information session, you will discover how the JLSD actively contributes to our community, fosters connections even in virtual spaces, all while enjoying a blend of learning and personal and professional development.

Once you’ve signed up and participated in a New Member Information Session, you will receive details on completing your Membership Application. Keep in mind that we accept Membership Applications until the incoming class reaches full capacity. If you are eager to join, we recommend submitting your application sooner rather than later. See below Application section if you are ready to Apply Now!

Should you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at

Current Planned New Member Information Session

IN-PERSON information sessions (Location: JLSD Headquarters, 210 Maple Street, San Diego, CA 92103)
  • Wednesday, February 21 at 6:30 PM
  • Saturday, April 13 at 11:00 AM
  • Thursday, May 16 at 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, June 20 at 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30 PM

VIRTUAL information sessions

  • Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 PM


To reserve a spot to one of these information sessions, please sign up at the link above!  Should one of these dates not work for your schedule, please let us know, as we pride ourselves on accommodating and recruiting a very diverse group of women.  Whether busy working professionals, mothers, college students, athletes, philanthropists, or retirees, the JLSD cannot wait to meet you!

Membership Criteria

Any woman is invited to join who meets the following requirements:

  • You must be at least 21 years of age by the beginning of your New Member year to apply (there is no maximum age to join!)
  • You must reside within San Diego County no later than one week prior to the date of the New Member Kickoff (held in August)
  • You must exhibit an interest in the San Diego community and commit to the fulfillment of all requirements and attendance obligations of the New Member Training Program


If you are eager to join the Junior League of San Diego, we recommend beginning your Application.  To begin, you will click the “BEGIN APPLICATION NOW!” link.  This will take you to our Interest form where you will enter basic information. After submittal of this form, you will receive an email to set up a Junior League log in username and password. Once set up, you will complete a quick Application and be directed to pay New Member dues.  After payment, you will be welcomed into the 2024-2025 New Member class which begins July 1, 2024!


New Member Training Program Overview

The Junior League of San Diego’s New Member Training Program will provide an introduction to all of our focus areas, community outreach projects, and fund development initiatives, as well as the structure and culture of JLSD and Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI).

The training course begins with a New Member Kickoff and Social Event in early August 2024.  Monthly Trainings will continue through December with various opportunities to socialize.  In January, you will be placed on a JLSD committee with our Active members to continue your New Member experience.  New Members who have completed all course requirements will become Active members of the Junior League of San Diego and will be celebrated at our annual League-wide Annual Voting Meeting in May as well as at their very own New Member Graduation!


If you run into any issues or have any questions throughout your application process, please contact

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into our wonderful organization.