Lions are:

Members of the World’s largest and most active service club organisation; visit

People who have decided to give something back to their communities.

People who identify the needs of others and set about meeting those needs.

People who enjoy working together in fellowship to help those less fortunate than themselves

People who enjoy themselves and include fun in their caring attitude.

Lions are NOT a political or religious organisation

Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world. Our 1.35 million members – who perform community service in 207 countries and geographic areas – are different in many ways, but share a core belief: community is what we make it.

When you join Lions, you join a global service network. So, at the same time you’re doing local community service, you can also contribute to Lions volunteer efforts around the world.

As a fundraising charity, we aim to provide assistance to needy individuals from our own community and support the work of other charitable organisations within our local area.

We also support the work of the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF), which provides assistance to needy communities throughout the world. To read about the response of Lions worldwide to the most recent events, follow the link to the Lions International Web Site. As a service club operating within our local community, most of our support is directed towards local people and small locally based charities. Lions Clubs are completely autonomous and all decisions are made by the members of the club.