Join a Lions Club. We have more volunteers in more places than any other service organization in the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have offered people the opportunity to give back to their communities and help those in need. Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller. And communities get better. That’s because we help where help is needed – in our own communities and around the world – with unmatched integrity and energy.
Lions Clubs Members
Lions are groups of service-minded men and women who are interested in improving their communities. We are young people, families and friends alike. To become a Lion is to become an active volunteer, a member of a respected international organization, a leader in your community and a friend to people in need.
There are many reasons to become a member. As a Lion, you’ll:
- Help your community and gain valuable skills
- Make an impact on people’s lives – locally and internationally
- Learn to be a leader – and lead a respected organization
- Network with business people in your community and around the world
- Energize your life and have fun
- You’ll grow personally and professionally. And you’ll know that what you do is worthwhile and appreciated.
Over the years, as community needs have increased, Lions have broadened their focus toward humanitarian efforts. Each Lions club is autonomous, and therefore may choose projects and activities that fit the lifestyles of its members and impact the community the greatest.
Our world is changing, and today’s volunteers are looking for new ways to become involved in relevant issues and serve in away that fits their ever-changing lifestyles. While community based clubs are our tradition, we realize that one size does not fit all. That’s why we offer several club formats for you to choose from:
- Traditional Lions clubs are ideal for bringing together a group of community-minded people to serve the needs of their community. They offer flexibility to reach new groups of people and serve a variety of communities.
- Campus Lions clubs are designed for college and university students, administrators, faculty, alumni and other community-minded individuals. Members serve the campus community while developing valuable leadership and business skills. Additionally, students are eligible to receive a special dues discount to make membership more affordable.
- Leo Lions clubs provide an easy transition from Leo to Lions clubs by offering a special dues discount to graduating Leos and their peers. To charter a Leo Lions club, a minimum of 10 graduating Leos is required.
- Club branches enable a small group of at least five people to form a Lions club and start making a difference in their community sooner. Members become part of an existing “parent” Lions club, but select their own projects and activities.
You can also start a new Lions club based on your interests or circumstances. Perhaps you have a hobby you enjoy, a community project you’d like to work on or a desire to volunteer with business colleagues. If so, form a specialinterest club that focuses on an element that many potential members have in common. Examples of special interest clubs:
- Cyber clubs include members from distant geographic areas – or hold club meetings online for convenience. At least 75% of charter members must work or reside in the multiple district in which the club is formed.
- Champions Lions clubs impact lives and improves communities. With a primary focus on projects that serve Special Olympics athletes, Champions Lions clubs empower and build accepting communities for persons with intellectual disabilities and their families.
- Educators Lions clubs
- Entrepreneurs Lions clubs
- Ethnic Lions clubs
- First responders Lions clubs
- Medical professionals Lions clubs
- Young adults Lions clubs
For more information on joining a Lions Club contact us or one of your local Lions or send us an email. Note that membership is by invitation only.