Service clubs are groups of people organized for coordination and activity in volunteer-based public service. These groups are numerous, various, and very active in Huron County. Service groups are a great way to meet your neighbour, contribute to your new community, and integrate into the social fabric of Huron County. Volunteering with one of Huron’s service clubs will help you to get to know your community and build connections to the area.
If you are a newcomer and are interested in serving your community, we suggest you ask your neighbour or co-worker about area service groups. Your township or municipal website or office will have information about local service clubs and organizations too. You’ll also find complete information on the business directory by searching the directory for ‘service clubs’.
You may find that you are looking to join an association that aligns with your business interests.
- Bluewater Shrine Club: a Unit of Mocha Shriners of the Imperial Shrine which operates 22 Hospitals in North America dedicated to the healing of Children with specific orthopedic diseases, burns and spinal chord injuries. Shriners are a brotherhood of men committed to family, engaged in ongoing personal growth, and dedicated to providing care for children and families in need.
- Canadian Legion: The Legion is the largest of the many veterans’ organizations in Canada with over 340,000 members. Legion is non-profit, dues-supported, no financial assistance from any outside agency. There are branches throughout Huron County.
- Habitat for Humanity Huron County: A national, non-profit organization working towards a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.
- Huron County Historical Society: Meeting six times annually, featuring special presentations of regional historic interest.
- IODE Maple Leaf Chapter: IODE Canada is a national women’s charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals through education support, community service and citizenship programs.
- Kinsmen / Kinette Clubs: Kin Canada is the nation’s largest all-Canadian service club organization. Over 7,000 members in Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin clubs across Canada work to better their communities, enhance the well-being of Canadians and improve the environment.
- Lions Club: Lions are an international network of 1.3 million men and women in 205 countries and geographic areas who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world.
- Masonic Lodge: Charity is one of the foundation stones of Masonry, and Ontario Masons are proud to do their part. Every year, they support various causes.
- Optimist Club: Optimist International Canada is an organization which serves the Canadian members of Optimist International, a non-profit organization. Its mission is “to bring out the best in kids”.
- Rotary Club: Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and around the globe. The 1.2 million Rotarians who make up more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in nearly every country in the world share a dedication to the ideal of Service Above Self.
- Women’s Institute: The Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario work with and for women in rural and small town Ontario. Through the network of branches, the WI offers educational programming and community support; advocate for social, environmental and economic change, and work towards the personal growth of all women, for home and country.