What is the Urban League Guild?

The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle Guild (ULMS-YPs) is a volunteer auxiliary group that targets adults ages 41+ and up to empower their communities and change lives through the Urban League Movement. 

Guild volunteers – aka “Guilders” – are the heart and soul of the Urban League movement, contributing thousands of volunteer hours each year and fulfilling a pivotal role in connecting the Urban League’s mission to the communities we serve. Guild members act as tutors and mentors, helping community members develop leadership skills and engage them in the issues that shape their lives. Also, Guilders raise funds for Urban League affiliates, and act as goodwill community ambassadors for the Urban League affiliate movement.

Interested in joining our chapter?

  1. Complete a ULMS Guild Membership Application (click link or use button below).
  2. Once your application has been received, you will be sent information on how to pay your one-time annual membership dues fee (see more information on dues below).  
  3. After your dues fee has been paid, you will receive a confirmation via email with your membership details. Then you’re officially a ULMS Guild member!
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Annual Guild Membership Dues

If you have finished and submitted your Guild membership application, the next and final step to become an official member is to pay your annual membership dues fee! Current members may also use the form below to renew their membership and pay dues for the new fiscal year.

Complete the form below to make your annual dues payment!

The Guild at a Glance


To be eligible for membership in the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle Guild, you must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be age 41 or older
  • Pay the annual $100.00 membership dues 
  • Live or work in the Greater Seattle/King County Area

Listed below are just a few of the major benefits that dues-paying members of the Urban League Guild enjoy:

  • Invitations to exclusive ‘Member Only’ events
  • Networking with Community and Business Leaders
  • Input on future Guild activities, events, & committees
  • Exclusive Membership only Guild Merchandise
  • Free tickets to the Urban League’s Annual Breakfast
  • Additional on-site event perks (VIP, free food/drinks, etc.)
  • Membership dues are tax deductible

Meetings will be held in-person (unless otherwise noted) and are closed to non-members. 

PLEASE NOTE: only official ULMS Guild members may vote during general body meetings and/or hold committee management positions. General body meeting location details will be provided upon membership completion. 

  • The annual membership dues fee is $100.00.
  • Dues shall be paid via Invoice by the 31st day of July (or within 30 days of the start of the fiscal year) to avoid a $15 late fee.
  • Dues that have not been received by the end of the fiscal year (June 30) will result in membership termination and require a reinstatement fee of $25. 
  • Do I have to be an official member to participate with ULMS Guild? No. Community members can still participate in and attend ULMS Guild events & activities. Only official Guild members will receive exclusive invitations to member only events, discounts and/or free entrance for high-profile ULMS and/or ULMS Guild activities, and free Guild member only merchandise. If you’re not quite ready to become a Guild member or just interested in staying in the loop with our chapter, be sure to join the public Guild email subscriber list for free at the bottom of this page!
  • Why do I need to pay membership dues? A one-time annual dues payment is required of all active ULMS Guild members. This ensures that the chapter has funding support from its members to use for Guild activities, events, and programs.
  • What if I can’t pay my dues membership all at once? There will be periodic discounts on membership fees throughout the year to take advantage of to reduce the cost of membership. Be sure you are subscribed to our ULMS Guild email subscriber list to learn when these opportunities arise!  

Established in 1942, by Mollie Moon, the National Council of Urban League Guild is an auxiliary volunteer group that supports the National Urban League and our affiliates across the country. Throughout its 77-year history, the Guild has stimulated, developed, and promoted volunteer advocacy through local Urban League Guilds. The work continues today – empowering communities and changing lives.

To visit the National Urban League Guild website, please click here.

Have more questions that weren’t answered on this page?

MEMBERSHIP: For more information about ULMS Guild chapter membership, please send an email to Shelly Lee via

GENERAL: For all other general inquiries, please feel free to send an email to:

Activity Recap Reel

Check out this photo highlight reel of previous Guild events and activities!