Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organisation. It is an international network of over 1.4 million members in over 48,000 clubs in over 200 countries, who work together through selfless, effective community service to answer the needs that challenge communities.
Lions’ members are individuals who volunteer their time to humanitarian causes in their local and global communities, conducting and supporting vision and health screenings, building parks, awarding scholarships, assisting youth, providing help in times of disaster and much more. In Europe alone, members of Lions Clubs donate around 6 million hours and £88 million to humanitarian causes each year.
In a press release at the end of June 2020, Lions Clubs International announced that members had surpassed the target for numbers of people served throughout the world by more than 37% with a total in excess of 275 million people served.
As a member of a Lions Club you become aware of the needs of your community and have the opportunity to make a difference. Each Club provides volunteers with project management experience, leadership training, personal development opportunities and organised fund-raising programmes. Being a Lion empowers you to help others in a way that no one person could do alone.
We have a YouTube video that explains more about Lions.