Since 1925, the Junior League of Worcester has continued to grow by improving and enriching the quality of life for women and children. Through a shared mission, league members work to make a difference through individual and collaborative efforts. The JLW has committed itself to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the leadership and effective action of trained volunteers. We have worked collaboratively with more than 125 area organizations and have touched the lives of thousands of individuals throughout our history. While times have changed, our members still donate their time, energies and financial means to promote positive change and to secure a bright future for our city.


The Junior League is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

Women building better communities

The Junior League of Worcester is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI). Since its founding in 1901 by social activist Mary Harriman, The Junior League has evolved into one of the oldest, largest, and most effective women’s volunteer organizations in the world, encompassing more than 155,000 women in 293 Leagues in four countries.


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F4T is a free program offered to Worcester youth, specifically middle school girls ages 10-14. The event consists of a healthy dinner or snack that helps to teach the girls about nutrition and underscore the value of making healthy food choices, followed by self-sufficiency focused workshops such as body image/ health, self-esteem, study and social skills, financial literacy, personal safety, stress management and other issues relating to young girls. Junior League members develop and facilitate the program as well as serve as mentors to the girls through interactive participation. Learn More
The goal of the Junior Leagues’ Kids in the Kitchen initiative, which is supported by The Association of Junior Leagues International Inc. and its member Leagues, is to empower youth to make healthy lifestyle choices and help reverse the growth of childhood obesity and its associated health issues. Learn More
Scholarships are offered annually to young women who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to voluntarism. Graduating seniors may obtain an application through all area high schools, both public and private.Learn More