Lions Clubs champion local community volunteers

One in two people in the British Isles volunteer, mostly to help others in their local communities. From small towns to major cities, in the countryside and around the coast, the work of volunteers – including 10,000 Lions members – makes a real difference.

To encourage others to get involved, members of Lions Clubs were asked to share their stories to highlight the reasons why people decide to step forward and volunteer.

It’s important to champion local community volunteering as surprisingly many people have never thought about how they could help in their area. Lions Clubs members extend an invitation to anyone who’d like to volunteer in their local community – don’t wait to be asked, step forward and get involved.

Lions are ordinary people who do extraordinary things to help others and support good causes. Together Lions members volunteer over 500,000 hours of service and raise around £9 million annually to support the needs of local communities across the British Isles. Lions enjoy organising remarkable events and memorable fundraising activities. Individually, this commitment amounts to an average of 1 hour a week.

Lions Clubs of the British Isles has 600 clubs and 10,000 members located in Scotland, England, and Wales, the Isle of Man, and the Bailiwicks of Guernsey and Jersey. Every Lions Club supports a range of good causes and projects in its local community where you can get involved. Wherever you live, work or travel throughout the British Isles, you are likely to come across Lions members and the projects we support.

The organisation is part of Lions Clubs International which has 1.4 million members in over 210 countries, making it the largest service club organisation in the world. Because we are local, we serve the unique needs of the communities in which we live. As we are global, we can address community challenges wherever they occur.

Get involved via:

Lions Clubs International
British Isles Headquarters:
257 Alcester Road South
Kings Heath
Birmingham  B14 6DT

Twitter: @LionsClubsBI
Facebook: LionsClubsBI
Instagram: lionsclubsbritishisles
Telephone: 0121 441 4544

Join us at the heart of your local community

If you’re interested in helping your local community, volunteering, fund-raising, organising projects, using your talents, gaining new skills, making friends and having fun – you can do all of this and more as a Lions Club volunteer or member. Or perhaps you’d like to locate a Lions club for another reason.

Please complete the following form and we will put you in touch.

Someone will get back to you within a few days to provide further information and arrange an introduction with Lions in your area.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to you potentially joining our active community.

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