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We’re Empowering the Next Great Civic Leaders…

We’re making a powerful impact to lead change within the Greater Area of New Bern communities! Local efforts have a global reach and begin with the creation of leadership opportunities that put women’s skills and passion to work here in the Greater Area of New Bern. If you’re interested in developing civic leadership skills, while collaborating with a group of like-minded women, you’re in the right place!


The Junior League is a Highly Respected Organization with an Extraordinary Legacy…

The Junior League of Greater New Bern is very proud of that historic reputation, but as society changes, we must adapt and evolve. We strive to put our venerable values to work in modern ways; by serving as a powerful voice for action, justice, and change throughout the Greater Area of New Bern. Together, we empower our members to develop civic leadership skills, then put those talents to work in communities that need them. Our current focus is to fight food scarcity in our area and support young women and families in our communities. This gives women opportunities to grow, while positively impacting the communities where they live and work.

We are committed to reaching our 2-year fundraising goal and have coordinated/volunteered with local charities to achieve it.  We are working to expand our volunteer opportunities and implement charitable donations from our efforts. New Bern women will lead this important initiative. Will you be one of them?


Join the movement that’s dedicated to creating change, empowering leaders, and impacting the communities of the Greater Area of New Bern.


Become a Driving Force of Change Within Your Community

Our membership year runs from January 1st through December 31st, although we accept new members in the spring and fall. Applicants are invited to join a new members class that provides the tools and information needed to play a crucial role in the Junior League of Greater New Bern.

  • Membership dues are $120/year, with invoices sent each February.
  • The fall application period is open until November 3rd.
  • The spring application period is open until May 1st.

Junior League of Greater New Bern Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be 21 by August 1st to be eligible for membership.
  • Applicants must reside within 40 miles of New Bern.

Active Membership Requirements (Effective January 1, 2022)

  • Serve on a committee (e.g., Event/Fundraising, Provisionals, Kentucky Derby).
  • Participation in the Kentucky Derby event.

Eligible and Ready to Apply? Fill Out OUR FORM to Get Started!

To learn more about our work and discover more opportunities to get involved, visit our Community page.