Becoming a GFWC member means joining a local GFWC club, where more than 60,000 members are actively engaged in volunteer community service in approximately 3,200 existing clubs across the globe.

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. Learn more about the benefits of belonging to GFWC.

Start a New Club

If you do not find an existing club near you, start a new club in your community by either reaching out your state’s federation or our Membership Services Department. A club representative in or near the town where you live will answer your questions to help connect you with a club.

Clubs Categories

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.


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.

Member Services

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.