Working Women is part of the Community Development Committee, which is a branch of the Junior League of Mexico City (JLMC). Working Women works together with volunteers that have full-time jobs and therefore meets at night and does hands-on community work on weekends. All projects are aligned with the different programs from the League but are implemented in independent organizations such as orphanages, schools, native/indigenous communities, etc. The Community is fully bilingual and welcomes expats that are looking to broaden their social networks while making a difference.
Some of the projects we have worked on in the past include:
• Installing a green roof system (a vegetated roof) and making Christmas decorations with children living at "Casa de la Esperanza" (a housing system for girls 7 to 18 years of age that have psychological problems and/or come from abusive homes)
• Building houses in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity
• Taking children from "Casa de la Sal" (an orphanage for children with HIV) out to the movies and for a picnic in the park
• Painting a school building at the Mazahua Community (a native/indigenous community)
Apart from these weekend projects, the committee members also participate in other Junior League projects such as helping out at the thrift store “La Casi Nueva” and assisting with events held by Kids in the Kitchen (Niños Cocinando) and Ecology (Reciclable por Naturaleza).
If you would like to become a volunteer at the JLMC but have limited time during the work week, this committee might be the right fit for you. Please contact the League for more information on how to join at