New Member Class Information

Please contact June Owens at for additional information on becoming a Junior League member.

Our next New Member Class will be held September 11 & 16 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Junior League Office located at 3811 Ingersoll Ave.


Being a member of the JLDM offers you many exciting opportunities...

  • You will help improve the community significantly through effective action
  • Develop yourself and your leadership potential as a woman
  • Build friendships with a diverse group of current and emerging women leaders
  • Create leadership opportunities for yourself as a volunteer in the future
  • Promote the importance of volunteer service within Des Moines!


Click here for a New Member Application.


JLDM Community Involvement

Junior League of Des Moines is committed to making an impact in our community.  Click here to see a historical list of projects that we have participated in and organizations that we have partnered with.

Looking for Volunteers?

If your organization is looking for volunteers, please click here to learn more about our Done In A Day Projects. 


Junior League
Member Spotlight

                                                             Heather Welch Puri

Heather grew up in Des Moines and is a graduate from Roosevelt High School. She has lived in various other parts of the U.S. (Chicago; San Francisco; Palo Alto, CA; New York City) and lived in New Zealand for a year before returning to Des Moines in 2007 with her family.

"I joined JLDM when I returned to Des Moines in 2007," said Heather. "After being gone for almost 20 years, it was a great way to meet other women in the Des Moines area and become more actively involved in the community.

Heather loves to take photographs, read, travel and enjoy the outdoors. Thanks to her children, she is also really good at building LEGO sets, playing four-square, identifying most characters from Star Wars, the CARS movies, 'How to Train your Dragon' books/movies, and Minecraft; and she knows a lot about U.S. state capitols and presidents, animals of the world, and children's books.

Heather serves on the Board of Trustees for the Youth Homes of Mid-America, co-leads the Hanawalt Education Advocacy Team ('HEAT'), and is the 'official photographer' for school, sports and other kids activities.

Heather has served as Gift Mart Treasurer, Financial Vice President, and Board Member at Large. Over the last two years, she has been actively involved with JLDM's Community Research & Development committee and has greatly enjoyed participating in the community projects selection process. 

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315 E. 6th Street, Des Moines, IA
(515) 246-8545

Mon  10–6           Tues 10-4:30
Wed 10-4:30       Thurs 10-7
Fri 10-6               Sat 10-6
Sun Closed

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Follies Success

Thank you to everyone in the Des Moines community and to our own league members for making the 2014 Capital City Celebrities Follies such a great success.









Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame 2013

In February 2013, Junior League of Des Moines was honored to be inducted in the Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame. Thank you to Volunteer Iowa and to all JLDM members for your time and dedication to voluntarism.

2014 Follies! Fun

Junior League presented the 2014 Follies with lots of memorable acts, such as this one performed by our own members.

Gift Mart 2013!

The Junior League of Des Moines celebrated a successful Gift Mart and are already looking forward to next year! Pictured are (left to right): Debbie Parenza and Lauren Denison.

Miss Representation

Junior League of Des Moines hosted a special screening of the documentary Miss Representation.

Holiday Small Group Party Fun!

2014-2015 JLDM
Projects and Partners

JLDM members voted on the following projects to support during the 2014-2015 league year.  We look forward to working with these worthwhile organizations and supporting their efforts. 

     JLDM Signature Project-Touch a Truck
     Courage League Sports
     Chrysalis-Human Trafficking Awareness
                     & Prevention Project

     Teens Against Human Trafficking 
     50-50 in 2020
     Run DSM
     YMCA of Greater Des Moines-
                     Girls on the Run