July – October 3, 2016

The project proposal application is available online here.

Two informational agency sessions will be offered: Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 11 a.m. andMonday, September 12, 2016 at 11 a.m. Informational sessions are designed to educate agencies about the JLB and its volunteers. Agencies who have never applied, have applied but never partnered with the JLB, or who have a new project idea are strongly encouraged to attend one of these sessions. Sessions are at the JLB building.


Monday, October 3, 2016

Project proposal applications are due at 4 p.m.-NO EXCEPTIONS.


October 4, 2016 – January 2017

The Community Research committee reviews and studies all project applications. Reviews are designed to determine if the proposal meets JLB criteria and to determine if the proposal contains all the required information. Site visits may be conducted. Any changes regarding project proposed volunteer numbers, jobs or funding will be discussed with the agency prior to the Community Research Committee’s final meetings. All agencies will be notified of the final decisions by the end of January 2017. Please note: All New Community Partner Applicants will receive a site visit.


February 2017

Recommended projects are presented to Junior League of Birmingham membership.


March 2017

Attend The Community Circle Breakfast on March 22, at 8:00 am in the Junior League of Birmingham Auditorium.


April 2017

Junior League of Birmingham membership votes on final projects by their sign up for placement. Agencies are notified of the final volunteer numbers and of the new project chair.

The final part of the selection process is completed by our volunteers when they sign up to work with a selected project. Keep in mind that our volunteers like:

  • evening opportunities (6-10 p.m.)
  • weekend opportunities
  • daytime (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) opportunities
  • working with other volunteers
  • training opportunities
  • Impactful volunteer experiences