COMMUNITY PLACEMENT PROCESS
The Junior League of Birmingham annually accepts agency project applications and assesses the current condition of the critical needs of our community, the geographic and/or demographics of where we serve, and the preferences of its members. This review and evaluation process aims to ensure we maintain positive and impactful relationships with our members and community. Upon approval, the agency project applications are offered as placements to the Leagues members for the following League year. Placements are intended for long-term, ongoing projects where the League members can train with the agency and engage with individuals on multiple occasions, allowing them to meet the 40 hours of service requirement. Applicants must show a need for both volunteers and financial support to be approved. On average, our financial support ranges from $1,000 to $20,000 for reference when applying. Placements differ from one-time events/fundraisers or funding-only requests (such as supply drives, emergency assistance, etc.). Applications for such requests are also available here on our website.
Applications Open: July 1, 2023
Info Session: July 11, 2023, at 11:30 am, lunch provided. Required for all new applicants but all are welcome!
Applications Close: August 31, 2023
Agency Review & Site Visits: October – November 2023
Agencies Notified: March 2024
Placement Activities: June 2024 – May 2025
Previous Project Examples:
Below, are the current Four Impact Areas that the League recognizes as the best scope in determining how and where we can best serve our community. Each impact area has an example of an existing placement.
Advancing Education & Culture – Girls Inc. – Teen Leadership Program
Improving Health & Wellbeing – NorthStar Youth Ministries- Soccer Club U6 Program
Mitigating Crisis & Promoting Safety – Crisis Center-Rape Response
Overcoming Poverty & Financial Instability – The Foundry Ministries- HIM
2023-2024 Community Research Chair – Casey Hinton