How to Join

If you are interested in joining Civitan and making a difference in your community, great!

Membership in Civitan is open to anyone who is at least 18 years old and of good character. Civitans strive to promote the principles of fellowship, knowledge, and service to humanity through their local Civitan club.

If you would like to speak with someone about joining Civitan, email us at, or call us at 1-800-CIVITAN.

To apply for membership, contact your local club, or download our Membership Application.

IMPORTANT: After filling out your application, please print it and deliver to your local club secretary (or other club officer). If you have not yet contacted your local Civitan club, just email our Membership Department at, and we will contact your club for you.

You can also use our club locator to find a Civitan club in your area!

Benefits of Membership

It costs little to join Civitan. Each new member pays a one-time initiation fee of $17.50 (United States funds) to Civitan International. This includes insurance coverage. Some clubs and districts charge a small initiation fee, as well.

Active Civitans may attend club meetings; vote and hold office at the club, district, or international levels; take part in special events and community service projects; receive a subscription to Civitan Magazine; and enjoy all the other privileges of membership.

Dues are billed quarterly (every three months). These dues go toward membership resources, administration, and charitable Civitan projects at the club, district, and international level. International dues are only $18 per quarter. Clubs and districts may have their own membership dues, as well, which are billed at the same time.

Special Membership Statuses

For those in special circumstances, another different level of membership in Civitan may be appropriate. These statuses are described below.

Associate Membership: If you cannot join a local club at this time, but would like to support the mission of Civitan, click here for our associate membership brochure and application! Associate membership only costs $36 (US funds) a year.

Honorary member: A Civitan club can confer honorary membership on anyone who has distinguished himself or herself in a praiseworthy manner. An honorary member pays no dues and cannot vote or hold office, but may attend meetings.

Member-in-Military: This status is reserved for active members of the military fulfilling a required military obligation. A member-in-military pays no dues and cannot hold office, but has all other membership privileges. This status expires upon release from active duty. Career members of the armed forces are not eligible for this category.

Life member: Many clubs choose to confer life membership on an active member, in recognition for distinguished service. The club assumes all dues payments for life on that member’s behalf.

If you have any questions about Civitan membership, please call us at 1-800-CIVITAN, or email us at, and we will contact you shortly.

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