Senior citizens gather outside around a pickup truck full of canned and packaged foods for a food drive.

Volunteering & Awards


Our chapters are where it all begins. The chapter system gives each member a voice in the governing of the business, and the opportunity to develop leadership skills through officer positions and to improve their communities through service projects.

Members can participate in and help plan chapter projects. In addition to supporting our National Community Focus of fighting hunger and helping local organizations they feel passionate about, our members participate in four national volunteer programs:

The times may have changed, but WoodmenLife's dedication to strengthening communities remains as strong today as when we were founded in 1890.


WoodmenLife Heart & Heritage Awards®

Chapters present a variety of plaques, awards and pins to recognize and honor members, as well as individuals in their communities, who have demonstrated WoodmenLife's values and made a difference through their actions and example.

These prestigious awards honor men, women, youth, and organizations who directly impact their communities through:

WoodmenLife honors those who do the right thing because it's the right thing to do.

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