How do I join?
You can submit a membership application below. A prospective member will be officially inducted into the club at a meeting after their application is accepted by the Board of Directors and their new member fee is received. Please note, Circle K and Key Club members can join for free!
Not sure if Kiwanis is for you? Come to a meeting, social, or service project! Check out our Calendar of Events.
Why should I join?
Kiwanis provides an experience that can’t be matched by any other service organization or volunteer network in Boston. With both social events and service projects, Kiwanis allows you to make new friends, network with young professionals throughout Greater Boston, and give back to the community at the same time. In addition to volunteering with community organizations such as food pantries and soup kitchens, we are able to combine our talents to organize larger-scale projects and sponsor youth programs that directly impact the lives of children and youth in Greater Boston.
Kiwanis International has been serving the children of the world since 1915. In addition to projects that each Kiwanis Club does in its local community, Kiwanians team up from around the world to make a large impact on global public health issues, such as iodine deficiency disorder and maternal/neonatal tetanus.
What is expected from members?
We do not expect our members to attend every single meeting, social event, and service project. We are all busy with work, grad school, family life, social commitments, and a million other things. We plan a wide array of meetings, social events, and service projects so that you can participate in projects when they fit into your schedule.
How much does it cost?
A new member’s first year costs $56 (Kiwanis International’s new member fee). Thereafter, we charge dues $120 per year (only $10 per month!) for membership dues. In addition to supporting our club’s administrative expenses, these amounts are inclusive of all dues and insurance fees charged by Kiwanis International and the New England and Bermuda District.
Please note, alumni of Circle K International and Key Club International have their new member fee waived, along with Kiwanis International and New England District dues for their first two years. Therefore, if you are a CKI or Key Club alumni, your first year will be FREE and your second and third will be only $44 (insurance fees and club dues).
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Club President Maryann Belason at Belasonmay@gmail.com.