Community Service Programs
Living the Volunteer Spirit
GFWC (General Federation of Women’s Clubs) launched its five new Community Service Programs (CSPs) to build upon the difference that the Federation has collectively made throughout the United States—and around the globe. The Community Service Programs are structured to help clubs better serve their communities by addressing the current and upcoming needs of its communities.
Arts & Culture
Encourages members to promote and support art and cultural programs in their clubs and communities. Our goal is to create projects that include crafts, dance, drama, food, music, and other manifestations of art and culture that develop skills, awareness, and appreciation.
This Community Service Program encourages us to become stewards of the earth by working to preserve the world’s resources, protect wildlife and domesticated animals, live sustainably, and beautify our communities and enjoy nature. Environmental degradation is progressive and many scientists warn that we are at a tipping point. There is no time like the present to act.
Education & Libraries
We aim to help others, while we also continue to learn. Projects in the Education and Libraries Community Service Program are designed to foster schools, as well as other educational institutions and opportunities. These projects promote libraries, literacy, and the love of a good book. Through these efforts, we encourage the growth of individuals and communities at home and around the world.
Health & Wellness
The human body, mind, and spirit comprise our health and wellness. To improve our well being, we must address three key components: nutrition, disease prevention, and physical and emotional care. This Community Service Program aims to explore the various opportunities for awareness and advancement of each of these vital areas.
Civic Engagement & Outreach
This Community Service Program reminds us that we are a part of a larger society and are responsible for undertaking actions that will create a better quality of life and foster a sense of community—locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. This Community Service Program highlights and encourages citizenship; crime prevention, safety, and disaster preparedness; the needy, hungry, and homeless; and our military personnel and veterans.
GFWC’s Signature Program
Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention
The Signature Program’s goal is to increase awareness of and help prevent the widespread occurrence of violence against women in communities across the nation—and the globe. Areas of focus include Intimate Partner Violence, Child Abuse, Teen Dating Violence, Campus Sexual Assault, Elder Abuse, Violence Against Native American Women, Military Sexual Assault, and Human Trafficking.