Serving the Children of the World
Staff USO facility at Williamsburg/Newport News Airport for three evenings during the month, assisting military service people leaving from and arriving to the airport between service assignments.
Volunteers meet early on a Saturday morning to pick up trash along the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg's adopted stretch of roadway in Williamsburg.
Core group of Kiwanis volunteers help with ongoing maintenance projects at Avalon such as landscaping, painting, light construction and general cleaning of the grounds.
Provide one to three teams of Kiwanis member bowlers to solicit pledges to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters and bowl one game for the cause.
Members of the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg buy tickets to a specific W&M baseball game in order to raise money for Strike Out ALS (A CKI fundraiser). All members are asked to buy tickets to donate them back to Community Services in order to take up to 200 disadvantaged children from our community to the game for free. Our club also hosts a pregame tailgate party for those children and their parents with a cook out, face painting, cornhole, and various games. This is a win-win event, raising money for ALS and providing a fun-filled day for many needy kids in our area.
Volunteers from our Kiwanis Club act as race marshals directing runners along the correct race route. The race is a fundraiser for Angels of Mercy Medical Center in Williamsburg.
Our Kiwanis Club members serve beer to the runners of each of three running races throughout the weekend at the After Race Bash in the Sunken Gardens at the College of W&M.
Kiwanis volunteers from across the District volunteer to help with this annual fishing clinic at the Buckroe Beach Pier. Volunteers put together fishing rods and reels, prepare and help with bait, cook and serve lunch and teach children to fish.
All Kiwanis Clubs across the globe participate in this one day service project so that we show a huge presence in our communities. Each club chooses its own service project for the day, and all club members are encouraged to participate. Each club's project is chosen and coordinated by the club's Vice President for that year.
The Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg puts this event on at the Historic Triangle Building for Head Start Children and their families. We provide pumpkins for all, serve hot dogs or pizza, and provide fun activity centers such as pumpkin carving, pumpkin decorating, photos with pumpkins and hay bales, a reading corner, and coloring.
Staff various positions at the Christmas parade to include marshalling the route of the parade, checking in of parade participants, judging the floats and participating in the parade itself with a Kiwanis Float.
Club Members ring the bell for the Salvation Army at an agreed upon location to solicit donations from the community for the Salvation Army.
The President of the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg leads the effort to provide song sheets and candles for the annual Christmas tree lighting on Duke of Gloucester Street, including introducing the Mayor of Williamsburg to all visitors. Club members volunteer to distribute the song sheets and candles to the crowd.