As a Lions Club Member
You’ll join a local group of service-minded men and women who volunteer to support your community every day. You’ll also become a member of Lions Clubs International – a respected international organization, a leader in your local community, and a friend to people in need.
How to Join
Find a club near you and contact them directly to ask about becoming a member of their club
Contact our New Members Department for more information about local volunteer opportunities with Lions
Becoming a Lions club member gives you the opportunity to volunteer locally, or internationally. Make new friends and professional connections. Lead projects that make your community a better place to live. Have fun doing it!
Below is a sample of what Lions club members from around the world have to say about volunteer benefits.
“You see the joy in people’s hearts and they say thank you, and the smile of a child. It’s all those things that make you realize you’ve done something for your community.”
Viv Grater, South Africa
“For the mere satisfaction that I get in my heart and for the service we’re providing the less fortunate people, I’m really proud to be a Lion.”
David Mutayisa, Uganda
Fun and Friendship
"We are not just Lions, we are not just friends, we are family."
Karen Piper-Taylor, Trinidad
"Helping people is fun. And, anytime you can get together with more than one person it makes it even more fun."
Jeff Gans, USA
“The personal development opportunities are endless. I get to use and develop my talents in public relations, but I also learn how to interact in a board meeting."
Brindisi Chan, USA
“Given the opportunity to be a leader in the Lions club has motivated me to become more organized. It’s like leading your own business.”
Keith Gaydosh, USA
"We bring together people of different backgrounds, so that we can work together on one single project. And by doing that, we are serving our community, and we serve the world."
Gary Wong, USA
“We have doctors to schoolteachers to construction workers. It’s a wide range of people that helps our club grow and do many different things."
Jennifer Mahnic, USA
“It gives us a great opportunity to work together as two nations, sharing the same projects."
Greg Edgelow, USA
“What attracted me to Lions instead of another group is that it’s worldwide. It’s proven and that’s what I’m looking for.”
John Thomas King, USA
“Lions can be the whole family. It can be everyone, because that’s really what community is – it’s everyone.”
Denise Lum, USA
"We clean the parks, we paint the benches, we make sure that the park is beautified for the residents in the community. My daughters absolutely love that."
Ty'East Alleyen-Bunn, USA
Opportunities for Young People
“Our campus club is very rewarding and it’s exciting because it’s a very unique organization. We have both an international focus and also a local focus.”
Kjerstin Owren Myre, Norway
“Our main goal as Lions is to get the kids involved in the community through the Peace Poster Contest. Their voices are important.”
Kerry Fletcher, USA