The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is proudly represented in thousands of communities around the world by dedicated volunteers who work to better the lives of others, make cities and towns better places to live, and extend the hand of friendship to those near and far. We are individuals of diverse talents, interests, and backgrounds united by a dedication to community improvement through volunteer service.
STRENGTH IN UNITY. GFWC members strengthen their voice in shaping public issues and policy through the combined efforts of women serving in their club, District, State Federation, Region, or at the national level.
SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT. GFWC offers members a network of women with similar interests and concerns. Fun, fellowship, and lasting friendships are a large part of the GFWC experience.
LEADERSHIP TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. Knowledge and experience acquired through GFWC volunteer training and community service can enhance a personal resume and open the door to new career or personal opportunities. Or, prompt new academic pursuits and success in a wide variety of fields.
A VARIED VOLUNTEER MENU. GFWC offers many national resources to help clubs plan and create community service projects in the diverse areas of Arts and Culture, Civic Engagement and Outreach, Education and Libraries, Environment, and Health and Wellness. GFWC also supports Special Programs that advance Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention and encourages members to become Advocates for Children.
HEALTH AND HAPPINESS. Studies show that the personal satisfaction that comes from making a positive difference helps volunteers live longer, function better, suffer fewer ills, and enjoy life to the fullest.