Becoming a GFWC member means joining a local GFWC club, where nearly 80,000 members are actively engaged in volunteer community service in approximately 3,200 clubs across the globe.
If you do not find a club in your community or if you want to start a GFWC club in your hometown, please email our Membership Services Department. A club representative in or near the town where you live will get in touch with you to answer any questions to help connect you with a club.
GFWC members, from ages 12 to 102, live in cities, suburbs, and rural communities around the globe. They are professional women, students, stay-at-home moms, and retirees, united by a shared commitment to volunteer community service.
Members of GFWC clubs are encouraged to focus their efforts on Community Service Programs and Special Programs in Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention and Advocates for Children that meet local needs, and take advantage of our national network of organizations and programs that have provided a framework for over 100 years of accomplishment.
Annual GFWC dues are $15.
GFWC clubs, districts, and State Federations may assess additional dues beyond the $15 per capita GFWC dues. Individual members pay dues to their clubs. Clubs then pay dues to their State Federations, who then remit $15 per capita dues to GFWC.
Our member clubs belong to one of GFWC’s different club membership categories. Club membership categories are outlined and governed by GFWC’s Constitution and Bylaws.
Junior Woman's Clubs
Membership Services is the primary goal of our staff. It is our intention to provide the most accurate information to all members in a timely manner. We work with members and leaders at all levels to make powerful connections and provide support for the many projects you are doing across the country and around the globe. Please do not hesitate to contact Member Services or any other member of the GFWC Staff.
If there is time in the day to lend a helping hand, Irene Iverson will do it. A member of two GFWC clubs and recent honoree of the One OC Spirit of Volunteerism Award for 2014, Irene has been an active leader in her community since she joined the Red Cross as a volunteer at 15.
Success For Survivors Scholarship
Each year, GFWC awards scholarships to help intimate partner abuse survivors obtain a post-secondary education that offers a chance to reshape their future by securing employment and gaining personal independence.
The Rochester Junior Women's Club
The Rochester Junior Women’s Club (Michigan) was established in 1956 with 16 members, and today has over 70 members that always come together to support one another. The club chooses three or four major charities to support and several smaller ones, donating approximately $30,000 each year. In total since its inception, the club has provided more than 1 million hours of community service, and raised more than $928,000 to support their community!