The General Federation of Women’s Clubs unites the best and brightest of today’s women into a strong coalition, nearly 80,000 strong, that promotes community improvement through volunteer service. The many benefits of belonging to a GFWC woman’s club include:
- Strength in unity – GFWC members gain a stronger voice in shaping public issues through the combined efforts of women serving at the club, district, state, region and national levels.
- Support and encouragement – GFWC offers members a network of women with similar interests and concerns. Fun, fellowship, and lasting friendships are a big part of the GFWC experience.
- Leadership training and professional development – Knowledge and experience gained through GFWC volunteer training and community service can help open career doors, enhance a resume, obtain academic credit, or build a new business.
- A varied volunteer menu – GFWC offers many national resources to help clubs plan and create community service projects in the diverse area of Arts & Culture, Civic Engagement & Outreach, Education & Libraries, Environment, and Health & Wellness. GFWC also supports special programs that raise consciousness about domestic violence awareness and prevention and advocates for children.
- Health and happiness – Studies show the personal satisfaction that comes from making a positive difference in their communities helps volunteers to live longer, function better, and have lower rates of depression.
GFWC clubs and clubwomen are the heart of not only the Federation, but the communities in which they live and work. By Living the Volunteer Spirit, GFWC clubwomen transform lives each day, not simply with monetary donations, but with hands-on tangible projects that provide immediate impact. With a grassroots approach that often thinks locally but impacts globally, GFWC, its clubs and members remain committed to serving as a force for global good, as it has done since its formation 130 years ago.