The civic-minded and socially responsible among us have numerous groups to consider donating their time to.
100 Men That Give A Damn!
A group of men that want to give back to the community. 100+ men are asked to give CI$100 directly to one of three nominated charities, four times per year. Each quarter, members attend a one-hour meeting at which three charities present their causes. At the end of the presentations, members vote to determine which charity will receive the $10,000+.
Business & Professional Women’s (BPW) Club of Grand Cayman
An influential network of business and professional women from 96 countries with consultative status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and participatory status with the Council of Europe.
The root of BPW’s advocacy is embedded in the work with the United Nations. BPW lobbied for the formation of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and has supported many women’s issues. BPW Grand Cayman meets every third Wednesday of the month from 5.30pm. They run regular social events, fundraisers and community events. New members are always welcome.
IWIRC Aim Higher Mentoring
Tel: (345) 814 4006 or (345) 749 4013
Email: Pamella.Mitchell@KobreKim.ky or TFu@kaloadvisors.com
IWIRC Aim Higher is an exciting mentoring programme with the aim of helping 15/16 year old students at John Gray High School with study and life. The programme runs from September to May each year. During term time, mentors meet with the students one lunchtime a week, in order to help them maximise their academic potential and set and achieve their life goals. The initiative is always on the lookout for new mentors and offers a training course to teach volunteers how to use study skills knowledge and active listening techniques to enable them to support the students. Volunteers must also complete the Darkness to Light Child Protection training course run by the Red Cross.
Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The Club actively promotes the well-being of children in the community. Their largest project is the ‘Buy A Kid Breakfast’ programme, which provides breakfast to children in need at eight local primary schools. During the Covid-19 lockdown they partnered with Feed our Future and The Department of Education Services to provide a hot meal or supermarket voucher for almost 600 students for 23 weeks in total. Kiwanis also sponsors and aids five Key Clubs in local high schools and a Circle K group at UCCI as well as the popular festive annual family fun day “Santa Landing”. Their mobile reading programme, the “Book Mobile” runs each week at George Town Primary School. Annual fundraisers include KiwaniBike and Breakfast for Dinner. For information on club meetings and projects visit their website.
Lions Club of Grand Cayman
Current President: Cordella Chollete
Projects include sight preservation, PACCE (Prostate And Colon Cancer Event), The Delano Hislop Memorial Run/Walk, Spelling Bee, Community Food Pantry and more.
Lions Club of Tropical Gardens
President: Tonita Powell
Tel: (345) 916 2672
Meetings take place on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6.30pm and are held at Elizabethan Square.
President: Gail Bell
Tel: (345) 928 8098
The Optimist Club aims to improve opportunities for children in Cayman. Volunteers conduct positive service projects in their communities aimed at helping children. The club hosts the Optimist Oratorical Contest (where children speak on a given subject and win scholarship funds), the Optimist Tri-Star Sports initiative, Child Cancer Awareness Concerts, the Internet Safety Seminar and various projects aimed at providing opportunities for youth. They meet at the Hibiscus Conference Room in the George Town Hospital at 6.30pm every first and third Tuesday of the month.
Plastic Free Cayman
An organisation that arranges several clean-ups in the hopes of reducing plastic pollution. They focus on educating and making the public aware of the harmful effects that plastic pollution has on Cayman and the world. Join the fight against plastic pollution by taking their 345 Pledge and help work towards a Plastic Free Cayman.
Rotary Club of Grand Cayman
The Club supports local and international community projects in the spirit of ‘Service above Self’. They meet every Thursday at 12.30pm at The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa. Visiting Rotarians and individuals interested in learning more are welcomed. Further details are available on the website.
Rotary Club of Cayman Brac
Meets the second and fourth Tuesday at 6.45pm at The Cayman Brac Beach Resort, West End.
Rotary Central Cayman Islands
Meets at Grand Old House, South Church Street on Tuesdays at 7.30pm.