October – December 2020

ONE Agency Information Session will be offered on Thursday, October 22 at 11 a.m. via Zoom (Meeting ID: 860 4212 9395, Password: 411831). This informational session is 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 this session.


October 2020

A link to the Community Project Application will be available on October 21, 2020. Completed applications are due November 16, 2020.

For more information on the application, click here.


November 2020 – February 2021

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. Virtual site visits may be conducted. Any changes regarding 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 February 2021. Please Note: All New Community Partner Applicants will be contacted about a virtual site visit.


February/March 2021

Recommended projects are presented to Junior League of Birmingham membership and approved by the Executive Board.


April 2021

Agencies that are approved as a Community Project for the 2021-2022 League year will be invited to attend The Community Circle Breakfast in the Junior League of Birmingham Auditorium.  This is a requirement for all agencies that are approved as a Community Project for the 2020-2021 League year as you will sign your contract at this meeting.

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