How do I become a Virginia Beach Jaycee?
The mission of the Jaycees is to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change. We are always recruiting new members from all backgrounds, occupations and hometowns.
To be eligible for membership, a young person of good character, between the ages of 18 and 40, who is a qualified voter, must have a desire to meet and uphold the values of the Virginia Beach Jaycees and be able to actively participate in whatever manner possible.
As we always say, what you put into your Jaycee life is what you will get out of your Jaycee experience.
What are the benefits of membership?
Like we always say, your membership is what you make of it.
- Leadership Development: As young adults, many of us are still in the early stages of our careers or even changing careers. That’s why we offer workshops and leadership development opportunities that expand professional knowledge and confidence. Budgeting, project management, personnel management, fundraising and public speaking are just a few of the skills you can develop or enhance in the Jaycees. As leadership development is our mission, these events are offered to members only.
- Community Activism: The Jaycee Creed is built on “service to humanity is the best work of life!” Through every project, you have the opportunity to impact positive change in the world, in your local community, for your neighbor. All of our community development projects are open to the public so this is a prime opportunity to see what we’re all about.
- Professional Networking: As our membership grows, so do our resources as a chapter. With your membership, you will have access to chapter communication tools that will facilitate your interaction with others. Being 60 members strong, as a new member, you inherit 60 new networks.
- Personal Development: Through our individual development programming, our members have the opportunity to participate in group learning for discounted prices. In the last few years, our members have taken a concealed weapons course, learned about the signs of domestic violence, had members of the City Council explain the local political structure and the importance of voting, gone paddle boarding, received lending advice from a mortgage professional, learned the basics of extreme couponing, obtained CPR training. When it comes to our members’ personal development, the sky is the limit.
- A membership to the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce. The Virginia Beach Jaycees are a member of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and as a VB Jaycee, you are welcome to attend their functions as a chamber member for the member discounted cost.
- A membership to the Virginia Jaycees Junior Chamber, United Stated Junior Chamber and the Junior Chamber International. The VB Jaycees are a local chapter in a much larger, international network. Becoming an active Jaycee can open doors for you at not just the Virginia state level, but at the international organizational level.
- Significant retail discounts at Office Max/Office Depot.
To apply for membership, please download the MemberApplication and bring it to our next General Membership Meeting! Or you can email it to our Membership VP, Cassandra McClellan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To access your current membership profile, please visit jayceemember.com.