Every parent desires the best for their daughter – to learn the skills necessary to succeed in life.
What is the hope for the girls in your life? Job’s Daughters International was founded over 100 years ago for the purpose of giving girls a place to grow, lead, and make a difference in their communities. Our girls, ages 10-20 years of age, learn how to be a part of a team, lead at many levels, plan activities, events, and service projects, and effective public speaking skills. Our organization is part sorority, part professional training ground, and lots of fun!
Our values of leadership, respect for elders, good citizenship, service, and sisterhood have stood the test of time and continue to benefit girls today. We offer the qualities that today’s girls want and need from organizations that earn their commitment: fun, friendship, helping others and the chance to learn critical life skills.
Helping girls grow
Job’s Daughters gain valuable leadership experience, serve as part of a team, and learn democratic principles as they run their own meetings using parliamentary procedure, decide on activities, and plan community service and fundraising events. They learn administrative and organizational skills, as well as customer service skills.
The girls also have fun together at social activities such as swimming parties, dances, family picnics, slumber parties, miniature golf, marching in parades and so much more.
We teach the importance of perseverance and help girls develop levels of self-esteem and self-confidence.
Supporting education and the community
We offer bursaries every year to help members with post-secondary expenses. Many of our members have pursued higher education and grow to become prominent members of their community.
100 years of membership around the world!
Job’s Daughters International enjoys a rich history and produces young women There are chapters, called Bethels, all over the world where girls between the ages of 10 and 19 learn the importance of perseverance and develop levels of self-esteem and self-confidence unmatched by any other youth organization. There are members in the United States, Canada, Australia, the Philippines and Brazil. Job’s Daughters has been in British Columbia since 1931.
A place for parents too!
As parents, you are always going to be involved with your children’s activities. Not only does Job’s Daughters love that, but we also encourage it!
We are a family-oriented organization so as a parent, family member or other support, you can also get involved and enjoy the experience! Our girls actually want their parents to participate. Parents turn out to be some of our best volunteers. There is room for every level of involvement, depending on how Job’s Daughters fits into your schedule. We welcome all parents to be as involved as they can and see what Job’s Daughters is doing for their daughter.
There are also opportunities for adults to learn and grow! Our adults hold various positions to help the organization run. You can also learn public speaking, make friends and gain self-confidence.
My oldest daughter joined in December of 1986 at 11 years old. Eventually, my other 2 girls joined and we had so many great times together throughout their teen years, a time when most girls are pulling away from parents and family. All the wonderful gifts Job’s Daughters gives to girls are true for adults as well. I learned public speaking, gained tremendous self-confidence, made so many friends of all ages and found my safe place.
– Peggy, Current Volunteer and former JDI parent