Welcome to Kiwanis

Welcome to your local Kiwanis service club, serving River Forest and Oak Park, where we are dedicated to supporting a culture of service in our community and developing youth as community leaders. READ MORE>>  

Kiwanis Scholarships Are Still Available! 

If you or someone you know is a high school senior who lives in River Forest or Oak Park planning to attend either a 2-year or 4-year college apply for a Kiwanis Scholarship here - community service is a large percentage of the selection criteria. Please submit your application before February 19.


On April 14, 2024 the Kiwanis Club of River Forest-Oak Park will once again partner with Kiwanis clubs from Forest Park, Montclare - Elmwood Park, Norridge and North Lake clubs at Forest Park's Circle Lanes to raise funds benefitting kids with developmental problems through YMCA Camp Independence.

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Join us: We meet twice monthly (2nd and 4th Wednesdays each month), and engage in service projects and social activities throughout the year. See our EVENTS CALENDAR>>

We have fun on Kiwanis Peanut Day, and throughout the year, raising funding for teen scholarships, community grants, and service projects. Find out how you can donate, apply for grants or scholarships, or participate in fundraising.

Service is at the heart of our club. Learn more about upcoming volunteer opportunities to engage with your friends and neighbors to help in the community.  If you have an idea for a service project in our community, contact us.

We enjoy volunteering side-by-side for good causes, helping to seed the start of community events like Lincoln School's Science Expo, and learning more about the community from guest speakers during our meetings. Join us.