Prospective Member FAQs

The Junior League of Tampa, Bayshore Ballustrades

Joining Questions

I am not able to join The Junior League of Tampa (JLT) now, but am interested in joining in the future. What should I do?

Set up a profile now to be included in all new member related communications going forward. By setting up profile, you can let us know you are interested in learning more about membership.

I am interested in learning more about the League and meeting members. How can I do that?

We host Prospective Member Previews throughout the  year at various locations, including our Headquarters on Davis Islands. The dates are posted on our website and on our Facebook page. We also encourage you to join us for one of our featured events throughout the year. It is a great way to see the League in action!

I am interested in a short-term volunteer opportunity with a specific JLT project. Can I do that?

At this time we do not offer any short term volunteer opportunities. In order to volunteer with The Junior League of Tampa you must be a member.

Eligibility Questions

What is the age range for applicants?

Applicants to The Junior League of Tampa must be between the ages of 23 and 39 years old prior to July 1st, 2019.

I live in a county outside of Hillsborough and Pasco Counties, can I still apply?

If you do not live in Hillsborough County or Pasco County, you may be eligible to join a different League. We encourage all Prospective members to visit AJLI to find the League nearest to you.

Sponsor Questions

Who can be a Sponsor?

Any Active or Sustaining member in good standing of JLT may sponsor a Prospective member. Members of the current Provisional class and members of other Junior Leagues are ineligible to sponsor Prospective members.

I am new to the area, how do I find a Sponsor?

After creating your profile, you will have the option to opt into the Sponsor Pool. By opting in, JLT will match you with one or two prospective Sponsors for you to meet with and learn more about the League.

I have a family member who is member of a League in another state, can she be my Sponsor?

Unfortunately, no. Sponsors must be current Active or Sustaining members of The Junior League of Tampa.

When should I submit my Sponsors?

Sponsors must be submitted before March 6th in order to access to the Prospective Member Application. We encourage all Prospective members to submit their Sponsors as early as possible so they can reviewed and approved ahead of time.

Application Questions

I created a profile, now what?

By creating a profile, you have opted into Prospective member communications and can now begin the application process. Your homepage will list a series of steps needed to complete before you can access the application. You will need to find two (2) Sponsors and submit them for review before you can access the application.

When will the application open and close?

Opens Monday, March 4th at 9 am

Closes Sunday, March 10th at 5 pm

Remember, you must submit your Sponsors before you can access the application.

I do not have access to a desktop computer, can I apply using my smartphone or tablet?

Yes! Our forms are designed to be mobile friendly and can be submitted using mobile devices.

Application Review Questions

How many Provisionals is JLT accepting for the 2019-2020 year?

Based on a number of factors, the Executive Board of The Junior League of Tampa will determine the size of our Provisional class in January 2019.

If I am not accepted, can I apply again?

Yes! Due to the large number of applicants we receive each year, we cannot accept everyone, but we encourage you to reapply next year.

When will I find out if I have been accepted into the 2019-2020 Provisional Class?

All applicants will be notified in early May of their acceptance status. We notify applicants via email. Please be sure your contact information is correct on your profile, in order to receive communication.

Provisional Membership Questions

What is a Provisional?

Provisional members are those new members who are engaged in training established by JLT to prepare them for effective community and active League involvement.

When does the Provisional year start?

Provisional orientation begins in the Summer of 2019. Accepted applicants will be provided with the orientation dates upon acceptance.

Have more questions about being a Provisional? Check out the Provisional page to learn about obligations, course requirements, and more.