Walla Walla Kiwanis Club

Serving the Children of the World for 100 years


When you want to make the community a better place, it can be hard to figure out where to start. Making an impact on your own can feel overwhelming. However, joining with others in a service club can provide the opportunities to help your community that you’ve been looking for. Here are four reasons why community service clubs are so important:

Helping the community. Instead of trying to tackle issues alone, community service clubs provide members with support and connect them with like-minded people looking to make an impact by helping others.

Networking. Clubs also provide an opportunity to network with others in your area. This can lead to new friendships and foster relationships with people you might not have met outside of the club. Some of these connections may even be able to help you get a job or finish a home project — or turn into your new best friend.

Engagement with community leaders. Service clubs have regular events like meetings, presentations and scheduled speakers—giving members chances to meet, listen to and engage with community leaders. This means you can discuss and learn from individuals who are responsible for making decisions in your area, giving you a better understanding of how things are done.

Personal growth. The preceding reasons can help you build communication skills, work on networking, enhance your time management, get comfortable with public speaking and develop other skills and traits.

Kiwanis International is a global community of clubs, members and partners dedicated to improving the lives of children one community at a time. Kiwanis club members look at the needs of children in their community and decide on the projects that will benefit local kids the most. By becoming a Kiwanis club member, you can act as a positive role model for children in your community and improve their lives.  

Get involved today — reach out to your local Kiwanis club!

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