• 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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Sponsor a New Member

If you know someone who shares the ideals of Optimist International, consider inviting them to join the organization and help "Bring Out the Best in Kids." Below are a couple of different options.

Welcome a Member into Your Optimist Club
Do you want to get others more involved in your community? Welcome a new Member into a Club of local citizens who share a desire to "Bring Out the Best in Kids!" Show them how Optimists organize and participate in hands-on, interactive projects for kids. As an Optimist Member, let them know that not only will they connect with their local community, they'll also boast affiliation with about 86,000 Optimists throughout the world.

To sign up a new Member for your Optimist Club, have them fill out the Member Invitation. For a list of Clubs by District, please click here.

Invite Someone to Become a Friend of Optimists
Individuals can explore volunteer opportunities to help "Bring Out the Best in Kids" by becoming Friends of Optimists. Helping kids has rarely been more important than today, in a world where we are disconnected from each other and engaged with our interactive technology. Being a Friend of Optimists helps support the organization's diligent efforts to reach out to kids. Friends of Optimists will receive special e-mails and The Optimist magazine. They can volunteer when they wish, all while supporting the organization's cause. So what do you think? Will you invite a friend?

Potential Friends of Optimists can apply online or they can check out the Friend of Optimists Brochure, which includes an application.