We are a family of like-minded men and women dedicated to serving our community.
Lions Club International was founded in 1917 with the purpose of improving the world through service. As part of the largest service organization in the world, with around 1.38 million members, we strive to meet our motto, “We Serve.” Directly involved with the charter of the United Nations, Lions focus on international as well as local relief. In the past, Lions have been called upon to eradicate blindness, provide emergency relief to neighbors affected by natural disasters, and help mentor children and teens.
We are a diverse group of individuals motivated to give back to and improve our community and the world. We study in every field, from electrical engineering to neuroscience, liberal arts to supply chain management. Although the Lions Club at the University of Texas is primarily comprised of and run by undergraduate students, our club is open to anyone looking to serve the local community.
To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.
To be the global leader in community and humanitarian service.
What We Do
Serve, socialize, and serve some more.
- Some of our past service projects include:
- Building animal shelters for the Austin Zoo
- Sorting food donations at the Capitol Area Food Bank
- Cleaning filters at the Austin Aquarium
- Serving soup to those in need at the Austin Empty Bowl Project
- Marching in the Austin AIDS Walk
- Picking up trash along our adopted section of Bartholomew Creek
- Visiting and giving orchestra performances for nursing home residents
- Teaching children how to golf
- Weeding and planting at the UT Microfarm
- Sewing scarfs for the homeless
- Making dog toys for animals at shelters
- Rebuilding trails and flower beds at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- Painting over graffiti in Austin neighborhoods
- Ushering at UT Football games
- Recurring social events and past membership activities include:
- Tubing the San Marcos River
- Bowling at the Texas Union
- Slacklining by PCL
- Movies at the IMAX theater
- Yoga and stretch sessions
- Intramural Ultimate Frisbee
- Intramural Volleyball
- Intramural Tennis
- Fall and spring semester formal banquets
- Annual Amazing Race (to raise money for Operation Turkey)
- Annual Picnic on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol
- Annual Halloween and Pumpkin Carving Party
- Annual Christmas and Tacky Sweater Party
When We Serve
Many opportunities, great flexibility.
We typically host two to three service events every weekend. There is no obligation to attend every service or membership event.
To be considered an active member in the Lions Club at the University of Texas at Austin, one must complete three hours of service every month. However, many of our members go above and beyond this requirement. Service events with the Lions Club are fun and a oftentimes a welcome break from the stress of studying and working. We enjoy serving others with our Lions Club family.
Where We Serve
Exploring our campus and Austin community.
The Lions Club at the University of Texas at Austin primarily serves the campus and surrounding communities. Projects in the past have taking us to food banks, zoos, government buildings, and more. Lions Club is a great and rewarding way to experience new parts of Austin.
We typically carpool to service events off-campus. Our members are very accommodating — if you do not keep a car on campus, it will not impede you from participating in Lions Club events.
Why You Should Join
You belong in Lions Club.
There are many reasons you should join Lions Club at the University of Texas at Austin, from giving back to your community to making lifelong friends, participating in a worldwide movement to developing a network of like-minded, service-oriented individuals.
You should join Lions Club because doing so gives you countless opportunities to serve others in whatever way you are able. We do not require special skills, specific time commitments, or certain background. We welcome all, and we are eager to welcome you too.