We are a group of dedicated volunteers serving the needs of Ventura with an emphasis on youth and vulnerable adults, while providing our members opportunities for fellowship, leadership and business relations.
Can't make our weekly Friday meetings? Then Kiwanis After Dark is for you. We meet every 3rd Thursday of the month in the evenings at rotating venues around Ventura. Contact us for more info., and we'll see you soon!
Founded October 22, 1925, our club began with about 25 members and has grown to its current membership of 57. Over the years, Ventura Kiwanis has held many fundraisers, including pancake breakfasts, basketball tournaments, yard sales and the Cool Breeze Bike Ride. We help out in the community in a variety of ways, including sponsoring youth groups at local elementary, middle and high schools, raising money to benefit children and children’s support groups, and providing scholarships for high school students. The club sponsors Law Day and Firefighter Services & Heroes Day. The club also provides volunteers for the Kinetic Sculpture Race and the Pier Under the Stars events.
Ventura Kiwanis has enjoyed a rich history over the years, with its members coming from fields like accounting, banking, education, human resources, insurance, law, management, real estate and many more. While our primary focus is the children of our community, the club also serves as a forum for the productive exchange of professional relationships.
Looking to make a difference locally, but can't become a member? The Ventura Kiwanis Foundation welcomes your charitable contribution!