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Junior League of Peoria

Our women are the force that makes change happen.

The work we do, the leadership we provide is life changing to individual members and our community. Our voice is an opportunity to own that position.

Placement is New + Improved

Placement forms will be sent out in April. Learn more about what each committee position entails and how you can cultivate your skill set.

In order for members of JLP to effectively and directly contribute to the inner workings of the League, they are asked to fulfill a Committee Placement position.

The philosophy of placement encompasses the concepts of training, personal growth, and volunteerism.

Update Your Email in Closerware TODAY

We have a new internal + external website coming soon! In order to ensure we have your most recent information available, please update your email address ASAP!

Frolic with the Fairies Update

Our annual fundraiser, Frolic with the Fairies, held on March 8 & 9 was a huge success, with over 1,300 attendees at 4 seatings. Thank you to the over 40 JLP members that volunteered at the event and to the Events Committee for all their effort!


This year's Frolic decor is ready for a new home! If you know of a non-profit, vacation bible school, or other program that would have interest in repurposing the cave/mermaid theme materials, please contact

Community Impact: Dream Center Update

At this month's GMM, there was a great discussion about the League moving forward with partnering with Dream Center in their culinary program for ages 13-18. These sessions will be at the Center beginning March 26 and running every Tuesday through May 28. The class will start at 4:15 and it will end at 5:00. They require the attached Volunteer Agreement and Release of Liability, along with a background check in order to volunteer at the Center.

We will hold the April GMM at the Center beginning with a tour starting at 6:00 p.m. on April 9th where we will learn about all of the other programs that are provided to the community at the Center and possible other volunteer opportunities for our members.

If you have an interest in volunteering at the Center, please fill out the volunteer form and email them to You can also bring the filled out forms to the April GMM or mail them to the League Headquarters at 114 State Street, Suite A, Peoria, IL 61602.

If you have any questions regarding this partnership, please feel free to reach out to Stephanie at the same email address. We hope to see many of you at the April 9th GMM at Dream Center Peoria!

Save the Date: Upcoming Events


  • Tuesday 3/19: Placement Happy Hour @ Thyme @ 5:00 - 7:00 pm


Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Friday 3/22: PROMise of Hope @ Dream Center Peoria @ 9:30 am + @ 1:30 pm

  • Tuesday 3/26: Culinary Program @ Dream Center Peoria @ 4:15 pm

  • Tuesday 4/2: Culinary Program @ Dream Center Peoria @ 4:15 pm

  • Friday 4/5: Kids in the Kitchen Bag Packing @ JLP HQ @ 5:00 pm

  • Saturday 4/6: Kids in the Kitchen @ Glendale New Hope Apartments @ 11:30 am

  • Monday 4/8: Kids in the Kitchen @ Richland Bottoms Community Center @ 4:00 pm


  • Tuesday 3/26: Management Team Meeting @ JLP HQ @ 5:30 pm

  • Tuesday 4/2: Governance Board Meeting @ JLP HQ @ 5:30 pm

  • Tuesday 4/9: April GMM @ Dream Center Peoria @ 6:00 pm

  • Tuesday 5/14: May GMM @ Luthy Botanical Gardens @ 6:00 pm - optional dinner

Claim Your Volunteer Points

If you were unable to attend the March GMM and would like to submit your activities, please send an email to with your volunteer information!

About Us

Promoting voluntarism; developing the potential of women; improving communities – the Junior League of Peoria has been collaborating, problem-solving and driving change in the Peoria area for 80 years.