The Junior League of Bristol welcomes your interest in becoming a member of our organization that was established as Border Guild in 1948.  In considering membership in the Junior League, you might wonder what you can contribute to the future.  Consider this, all but the 25 charter members of Border Guild started as Provisional members.  Each was simply a woman who made a commitment to this organization of her time and talents.  It was through the training opportunities and the mentoring of the Active and Sustaining members that each of the women succeeded.

Mission Statement


The Junior League of Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia, Incorporated, is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. 

Membership Criteria
Any woman is invited to join who meets these requirements:

  • You must be at least 22 years of age by the end of her Provisional term (May 31, 2018) to apply for our 2018-2019 provisional class (there is no maximum age to join!)
  • You must be a resident of the Greater Bristol. TN/VA area

The JLB uses the following additional criteria for consideration of prospective members:
  • Demonstrate an interest in voluntarism and a commitment to community service
  • Show an interest in developing her potential for voluntary community participation

Your Commitment as a Provisional


New Provisionals are welcomed beginning in the Spring of each year.  The Provisional Course runs from August 1 thru May 31 of each year.

Provisionals are the lifeblood of our organization and will help strengthen and sustain it over the years.  JLB maintains its reputation for hard-working, committed volunteers, and this year promises to be among the most rewarding and fun of your League career. Your Provisional year is your training for Active membership where you will learn about the League's history and structure and by attending Provisional Course meetings in addition to General Meetings, practice parliamentary procedure and meeting management skills.    

If you would like more information on becoming a member of the Junior League of Bristol, please complete the form on the How to Join page, and someone will be in contact with you. You may also email our VP of Membership, Megan Clark at megangammillclark@gmail.com.

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Diversity and Inclusion Statement


The Junior League of Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia, Incorporated, welcomes all women who value our mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations, and communities.