Who We Are
Wherever you live, work or travel across the World, covering the points of the compass and letters of the alphabet, you are likely to come across members of Lions clubs and the projects we support. We have 1.4 + million members in over 46,000 clubs making us the World’s largest service club organization.
Lions are ordinary people who do extraordinary things to help others and support good causes. Globally we have more volunteers in more places than any other service club organisation, and love to help others and make things happen. In 2017, Lions Clubs International celebrates it centenary.
Every Lions Clubs supports a range of good causes and projects in its area where you can get involved. Every day Lions are having fun by organising remarkable and memorable fundraising activities - with every penny raised going direct to good causes. All Lions Clubs administrative costs are covered by the modest annual subscription paid by individual members.
Lions clubs serve local communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding.
In towns, villages and cities near you. In hospitals, schools and community centres. In places battered by natural disasters and where people need us, Lions can be found helping, leading, planning and supporting.
Because we are local, we serve the unique needs of the communities in which we live. As we are global, we can address community challenges wherever they occur.
Every Lions club supports a range of projects in its local community within four broad categories: health, sight, youth initiatives and international programmes.
We are involved in raising funds for good causes, organising local events, providing direct support for individuals or groups in the community, helping our partners and responding pro-actively wherever and whenever we can.
All members of Lion Clubs International are committed to serving local communities and share a set of common values.
As volunteers, we are enthusiastic about making a difference and achieving extraordinary things. As people, we are ordinary men and women, who enjoy ourselves and gain satisfaction from playing a key role at the heart of the community.
What We Do
Where There's a NEED, There's a LION
When it comes to meeting challenges, our response is simple: We serve.
In over 200 countries, in hospitals and senior centers, in regions battered by natural disaster, in schools and eyeglass recycling centers, Lions are doing community volunteer work, helping, leading, planning and supporting. Because we're local, we can serve the unique needs of the communities we live in. And because we're global, we can address challenges that go beyond borders.
We want everyone to see a better tomorrow. That's why we support sight programs and services including vision screenings, eye banks and eyeglass recycling. Provide eye care services to those at risk of losing their sight. And raise donations through campaigns like SightFirst and Campaign SightFirst II.
We believe everyone deserves a healthy life. From providing health programs that focus on hearing loss to supporting efforts to control and prevent diabetes, Lions volunteers are working to improve the health of children and adults around the world.
Youth Volunteer Opportunities
We empower the next generation. Whether it's providing youth volunteer opportunities and leadership experiences in a Leo club or sharing a message of peace through our Peace Poster contest, our youth programs invest in the future by reaching out to young people.
Community and Environment Programs
We serve local communities – and protect the planet. From performing hands-on community work and service projects to providing emergency assistance, our community and environment programs improve our communities – and protect the environment.
We are among the first to respond when disaster strikes. Our Disaster Preparedness and Relief Programs enable Lions to help local communities – and contribute to Lions relief efforts in other countries – in the event of a natural, man-made or health care emergency.
To Join a Lions Club, is by Invitation, but applications a re encouraged from all members of the community. Join and serve as member, or in a board role as a direc tor, or other board vacancy. One more member helps us to do more service in our community, at home and internationally Membership is open to men and women over the age of 18 years and of good moral character and reputation. Please contact our club, or follow the link to the express ion of interest form on our website, and put this club in as your known Club.
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