Become a Lions Club Member

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.

Member Benifits

Volunteer Benifits

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 benifits.

Community Service

“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

Leadership Skills

“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

Networking

"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

International Service

“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

Family Friendly

“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

Types of Membership

Choose the Membership That's Right for You

Lions clubs are composed of diverse people in communities in nearly every corner of the world. That's why we offer you several ways to become a Lion – and serve. Lions clubs offer volunteer programs for college students, kids, adults and families.

Interested in Joining Lions

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Lion.

Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world. Our 1.36 million members - who perform community service in over 200 countries and geographic areas - are different in many ways, but share a core belief: community is what we make it. Our members are a network of individual clubs united in helping others and improving their communities.

Please provide us with your name and contact information and we will forward it to a Lions leader in your area for membership consideration. Membership is by invitation from a club.

Starting a New Club

Strengthening Communities in New Ways

You share our passion. You have ideas about how to improve your part of the world. And you know people who are willing to volunteer to help. But there isn't a Lions club near you. Don't worry. That's exactly how many of our clubs get started.

Please provide us with your name and contact information and we will forward it to a Lions leader in your area for membership consideration. Membership is by invitation from a club.

Start a New Club

Start a new Lions club and develop programs that interest you. While community-based clubs are our tradition, we realize that one size does not fit all. That's why we offer several club types for you to choose from:

Please provide us with your name and contact information and we will forward it to a Lions leader in your area for membership consideration. Membership is by invitation from a club.

Whatever the case, we will help you start the Lions club that works best for you and your community.