Information for Prospective Members

WSL BarnThe Wellesley Service League welcomes new member candidates who are willing to give enthusiastic support to the program of community service sponsored by the League.  Our organization maintains a total membership of between 75-80 Provisional and Active members for each service year.  In addition to fulfilling the mission of the League by providing volunteer services, each member has an opportunity to make meaningful friendships with a diverse group of women.

How to Join the Wellesley Service League

Membership in the Wellesley Service League is based on sponsorship, particularly because we want to be sure you understand the mission, services, hour requirements, and financial obligations of the League before making the commitment to join.  You will need to secure a  sponsor to usher your application through the process and ask them to submit your name.  The number of new members varies depending on how many people rotate out of their years of service, and we do keep a waiting list.  If you are interested in discussing prospective membership, feel free to contact the WSL Membership representative at

  • In order to qualify as a prospective member, you must:
  1. Wellesley Community Center•     Obtain a sponsor who is an  Active, Provisional or Sustaining Member of the League
  2. •     Reach your 25th birthday by the final date for submitting completed applications 
  3. •     Reside in Wellesley
  4. •     Have resided in Wellesley for at least 12 months by the time your membership begins, or be known by a sponsor for at least 12 months prior to the application deadline

  1. Important links:
  2. •      Prospective member checklist
  3. •      Membership application
  4. •      Sponsor's Form
  5. •      Meeting Schedule 2018-2019

 Categories of Membership in the Wellesley Service League
Provisional  The first year of membership requires completion of an orientation program, a minimum of hours of service, and attendance at all monthly meetings.  
 Active After completing the Provisional year, Active members are required to attend all monthly meetings and to complete a minimum of hours of service annually on behalf of the League.
 Sustaining Members who have completed the Provisional year and at least four years of Active membership may submit a written request to become a sustaining member.
 Honorary Members may be elected into the League by the Board of Directors by reason of distinctive service in the community.

 Lifetime Sustaining members who joined the League 50 or more years ago assume a Lifetime membership status.


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