Make a difference.

Find ways to make a positive change in your community with a local Kiwanis club.

Make a difference.

Find ways to make a positive change in your community with a local Kiwanis club.


Ways to help your community


Your community is a central part of life. It’s where you live, where your kids go to school and where you spend most of your time. That’s why it is so important to help your community. But with so many things you can do, it can be hard to figure out where to begin.  

International Volunteer Day FacebookJoining a Kiwanis club is a chance to jump right in and get to work. Here are some of the best ways that members of Kiwanis International make a difference in their communities — every day.

Helping kids and students. The children and students in your community are the future, so helping them gain an education, enjoy a safe environment, get proper clothing and find access to the resources they need is paramount. Partner with your local Kiwanis club to install reading rooms in schools, pack backpacks with school supplies and develop programs that teach important skills or provide safety lessons.

Serving those in need. For individuals experiencing poverty or homelessness, you can make a difference by working with your local Kiwanis club to donate to food banks, organize a clothing drive, set up a cookout and get involved with local homeless shelters.

Lending a hand. From people with disabilities to veterans and the elderly, some neighbors may need help with certain physical activities. Volunteer to pick up groceries, drive them to appointments, do yard work, walk their dog, help with a home project — or simply spend quality time with them.

Cleaning up the environment. Make sure the surrounding environment in your community is beautiful for everyone who lives there — and for people who visit. Participate in a Kiwanis club’s clean-up days, when you pick up trash, remove graffiti, help with landscaping or even start a community garden.  

By coming together with others in your area, you make your community a better place for everyone in it. Reach out to your local Kiwanis club today! 


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