GFWC's Community Service Programs and Special Programs focus on major issues that affect our communities daily, supporting women’s health, preserving natural resources, promoting literacy and equality, citizen advocacy, and encouraging volunteer service and fall into the following areas of focus:
The GFWC Arts Community Service Program encourages members to promote and support arts activities in all communities. It is designed to inspire clubwomen. Create programs and projects that include music, dance, drama, theatre, and other arts-related areas, both traditional and innovative. The artistic experience can be outward reaching or for inner satisfaction.
All programs and projects that relate to Education should be reported here, whether they are club initiated, involve other members of the community, other organizations or work with any GFWC partners.
The GFWC Conservation Community Service Program is designed for members to gain an appreciation for our environment. Through preservation, maintenance, and restoration of our natural resources, it strives to educate members about the importance of beautifying our communities; preserving, maintaining, and restoring natural resources; and stimulating citizen action to address these concerns. Our natural resources include, but are not limited to, water, trees, plants, air, land, and wildlife.
The GFWC Home Life Community Service Program is designed to inform members of issues that affect the well-being of individuals, families, and communities by providing opportunities and resources to meet and address needs through volunteering. Through this program, clubs may develop and implement creative projects that promote a healthy lifestyle; increase awareness, prevention, research, and treatment of disease; target personal development; address the issues of hunger, inadequate housing, and homelessness; and/or prevent or correct financial difficulties.
The GFWC International Outreach Community Service Program is designed to enable members to become better world citizens through advocacy, education, and action, which will, in turn, affect change in and for our global friends and their communities.
The GFWC Public Issues Community Service Program is designed to actively connect members with effective projects and activities relating to civic and social responsibilities.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION
GFWC is a national leader in the fight to end domestic violence by raising awareness about this social issue. By supporting existing activities, working with various established programs, and initiating educational opportunities for club members and local citizens, the goal of the GFWC Signature Project: Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention is to increase awareness of the widespread occurrence of domestic abuse.
ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN
Members can participate in projects that address issues such as bullying, children with cancer, care safety seats, and emergency medical services for children. In addition, Juniors' work with partner organizations that advocate on behalf of children across the country.