• Optimist Volunteers Join our team to bring out the best in kids and yourself
  • Friend of Optimists Inspire yourself and others by supporting Optimism
  • Welcome New Clubs Spreading Optimism to new communities
  • Scholarship Contests Helping youth achieve their dreams of higher education
  • Optimist Junior Golf Building positive values in young people through golf
  • Youth Clubs (JOOI) Join the world's most dynamic coalition of youth volunteers
  • Leadership Summits Professional training developing strong and Optimistic leaders
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Optimist International Online Resource Library

The Online Resource Library was established for Clubs in order to assist Members in their mission of providing expanded service to youth and the community.

The Resource Library is divided into three sections:

Club Activities – Projects or programs that have earned Community Projects Awards (CPA) recognition, were submitted by Clubs for international program status consideration or are examples of Club projects/programs that are unique to the organization and innovative, or unduplicated, in design and scope

Fundraising – Suggested ideas and successful fundraising projects completed and documented by Clubs and listed by fundraising category

Community Resources – Featuring endorsed, national and regional organizations that offer service resources and/or partnering opportunities to Optimists, listed by geographical location

Clubs/Members are encouraged to review the listings and communicate directly with the designated contact representative for any organization, resource or Club provided in the Resource Library.

The Resource Library is an ongoing work in progress, with information updated on a regular basis.

Clubs that would like to submit an activity/program or fundraising project or recommend a community resource organization for consideration for inclusion in the Resource Library can contact the Programs Department at programs@optimist.org or (800) 500-8130, ext. 235. The Programs Department will send the appropriate submission form for your Club to fill out in order to initiate the evaluation process.

Club activities/programs/projects will only be listed if the submitting Club agrees to allow the contact information of the project’s coordinating Member to be listed on the Resource Library site.

Community organizations nominated for inclusion must provide a service scope large enough to cover an entire state, province, country and/or District.