Kiwanis helps kids around the world. Local clubs look out for our communities and the international organization takes on large-scale challenges, such as fighting disease and poverty. We are generous with our time. We are creative with our ideas. We are passionate about making a difference. And we have fun along the way.
For more than a century, Kiwanis has created opportunities for children to be curious, safe and healthy regardless of the community in which they live. When you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things can happen.
Ready to help children and families in your community? Ready to change the world? Kiwanis is ready for you! Altogether, more than 1,200 Kiwanis clubs in Europe make Kiwanians a powerful force for serving children and changing lives. Each club is an independent entity, with its own traditions and priorities.
Kiwanis club members believe in service. They care about children. They’re interested in the community around them because the community matters to them.
They’re people like you. Friends. Neighbors. Volunteers who want to make a difference. And they love to see the difference they make when they work together.
Study after study shows that volunteering with an organization like Kiwanis does more than make people feel good. Volunteering enhances social networks, improves mental health and contributes to higher levels of happiness, self-esteem, self-worth and life satisfaction.