Join Us! GFWC of North Carolina 1902-2023

Women of all ages, backgrounds, and interests work together to better the lives of others, make cities and towns a better place to live, and extend the hand of friendship to those near and far. Any woman who wants the opportunity for the fellowship and personal enrichment that comes through volunteerism is welcome. Working together, through Federation, we constitute a powerful service organization with diverse talents united in dedication to community service. Learn more about GFWC and GFWC of North Carolina: 120 Federation Facts

The Benefits of Belonging

  • Member of a Community of Shared Values
  • Leadership Training and Professional Development
  • A Varied Volunteer Menu and Framework for Community Service and Special Programs
  • Advocate for Women's Initiatives
  • GFWC of North Carolina and GFWC Headquarters Support and Staff
  • GFWC Weekly News and Notes Newsletter and Quarterly GFWC Clubwoman Magazine
  • GFWC Representation on Capitol Hill and Legislative Action Alerts
  • GFWC Women's History and Resource Center in Washington DC
  • Participation in Federation Awards, Grants, and Contest Programs
  • Strength in Unity for Shaping Public Issues and Policy
  • Opportunity to Participate in the Epsilon Sigma Omicron (ESO) Educational Society
  • A Worldwide Network of of Women with Similar Interest and Concerns
  • Health & Happiness - Volunteers Live Longer and Enjoy Life!
  • Personal Enrichment, Fun, and Lasting Friendships
  • Membership in One of the World's Oldest and Largest Service Organizations!
  • Monthly GFWC-NC North Carolina Clubwoman Magazine

Membership Levels

General 18 years and older

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of North Carolina was organized in May 1902 and is comprised of over 100 clubs across the state who are united in volunteer service. Our Community Service Programs include Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention, Advocates for Children, Arts and Culture, Civic Engagement and Outreach, Education and Libraires, Environment, and Health and Wellness. Membership is for women 18 years and older.

Junior 18-45 years of age

GFWC of North Carolina added Junior Clubs in 1926. Junior Clubwomen are active in their local communities, and across the state and nation. They support projects in the GFWC-NC community service programs and have a special Advocates for Children focus each administration. Leadership training and advancement, volunteerism, and making a difference are key for Junior clubwomen. Junior Clubwomen range in age from 18 to 45.

Juniorette Middle and High School

GFWC-NC Juniorettes are young women, middle to high school age, working together to meet the needs of their communities through volunteer service projects. Since 1969, GFWC Juniorettes have sharpened their leadership skills and put their idealism to work in projects that benefit children, families, and communities, while having FUN!

If you are interested in membership in the GFWC of North Carolina after your club has disbanded, or where no federated club exists, please sign up for our Member-at-large Membership Level. The single purpose of the member- at-large status is to promote continuous GFWC-NC membership.

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See What We Do..

Community Service, Special Projects and Programs