Become a Member and/or Volunteer
Help Us Help Kids!
Are you interested in serving your community, and having fun at the same time? Come join us! Kiwanis members and volunteers form enduring friendships, provide service, and build better communities.
There are four (4) ways of being part of the Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor. These include becoming a traditional member, a young professional member, a corporate member, and/or being a volunteer. All four ways allow you to work at the Kiwanis Thrift Sale and other Kiwanis service projects, such as Meals on Wheels, the Voucher Program, Warm the Children and ringing bells for the Salvation Army.
Our club welcomes people from across the community and supports non-discrimination through its policies and practices. For complete and current information regarding our Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor and Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor Foundation, Inc. policy regarding Code of Conduct please click here.
Who is a Traditional Kiwanis member?
1) A member who volunteers a little or a lot to help children and families through Kiwanis service projects such as the Kiwanis Thrift Sale, or other Kiwanis projects. And who:
Who is a Corporate Kiwanis member?
1) Same as a traditional member (see above) with the following differences.
Who is a Kiwanis Young Professional (KYP) member?
1) A young person with a busy lifestyle who needs a flexible way to volunteer with Kiwanis. A Kiwanis Young Professional (KYP) member volunteers a little or a lot as their time is available to help children and families through Kiwanis service projects such as the Kiwanis Thrift Sale, or other Kiwanis service projects.
Who is a Kiwanis Volunteer?
1) A Kiwanis volunteer is a person who wants to help children and families who:
How to Become a Member:
Those who wish to join Kiwanis must be in good standing in the community and must be at least 18 years old. There Is an application process. Our weekly noon meetings on Mondays are an excellent forum for prospective members to meet other members, have a good lunch, hear an interesting speaker, and get a sense of the positive energy within the club. The club covers the cost of two meals for each prospective member.
Prospective members need not live or work in Ann Arbor, but they must be supportive of the six Objects of Kiwanis International:
Object 1: To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.
Object 2: To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
Object 3: To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business and professional standards.
Object 4: To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive and serviceable citizenship.
Object 5: To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service and to build better communities.
Object 6: To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism and good will.
HOW TO BECOME A Volunteer:
If you prefer to be a Kiwanis volunteer but not become a Kiwanis member, that is also great! There is an application and interview process. Download the application form here (an easily filled-out pdf form) and send to the email address below for Mario Gasbarro.
Email: Mario Gasbarro