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.
Club IRS Recognition
If your club is interested in being recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization, visit the IRS website for step-by-step instructions. Visit the IRS website for details.
Shana Folk is a fundraising guru. Whether coordinating club projects or working with her husband to host events and parties, Shana knows how to rally people together toward a cause.
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.
GFWC Polk County Service Club
GFWC Polk County Service Club (Oregon) served as the coordinators for the Polk County Fair Talent Contest. There were two divisions (Youth from age 3-12 and Young Adult from 13-19) with 17 contestants. Laurel Jones, Vice President of GFWC Polk County Service Club, served as the Mistress of Ceremonies. Parents, grandparents, and friends all came out to fill the audience and it was very well attended. One of the Judges was GFWC Oregon State President, Pam Briggs.