Service Projects

Kiwanis members are committed to providing their clubs, communities, and the world with service. In fact, members dedicate approximately 6 million service hours per year conducting charitable programs. And nearly two-thirds of Kiwanis clubs devote more than 500 hours to service projects annually, with individual members averaging 24 hours of service per year.  Browse through the links found under Service Projects to learn more about Kiwanis signature projects: Worldwide Service, Young Children: Priority One, Read Around the World, and Kiwanis One Day


A worldwide single day of service

Kiwanis members work in their communities all year long. But for one day in April each year, the entire Kiwanis family—Kiwanis KidsBuilders ClubKey ClubCircle KAktion Club and Kiwanis clubs—comes together for a day of hands-on community service that is felt around the world.

It’s called Kiwanis One Day—and the more hands we have helping, the more lives we will touch. Any project, big or small, is worth tackling. Projects include anything from building playgrounds to volunteering at a shelter to stocking shelves at a food pantry.

Want to offer your hands to help make a difference? Kiwanis One Day is the first Saturday in AprilContact your local Kiwanis club today!

     Kiwanis One Day projects around the world
     Olympia, Washington Kiwanians plant a garden to feed hungry families
     Kiwanians in Griffin, Georgia, revitalize a neighborhood


The major emphasis of every Kiwanis Club is to support Young Children: Priority One by implementing a new project that addresses the needs of young children in:

          Parenting Skills
          Child Abuse
          Child Care
          Nutrition
          Safety and Pediatric Trauma
          Early Development
          Maternal and Infant Health

The elimination of Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD), the most common preventable cause of mental disabilities in the world today, is the Kiwanis International Worldwide Service Project.


Eliminate is a major service project to eliminate neonatal tetanus, a disease that kills thousands in developing countries. For more, see the Eliminate page on this website: https://k14.site.kiwanis.org/eliminate/

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