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Where there’s a need, there’s a Leo


“Leadership, Experience, Opportunity.” That’s what makes a Leo. Members of Leo clubs embody the best qualities of our incredible organization. They are devoted young people who realize the power of action. Together, Leos and Lions form a powerful partnership — one of mutual respect where Lions learn from the innovative insights of Leos, and where Leos gain access to the proven strategies of those who’ve successfully served the world for decades.

Leos get things done


clubs worldwide


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service projects in 2021-22

Why choose Leos?

There are a lot of ways people can give back to their community — but being a Leo is much more than just service. Choosing Leo clubs will help you grow as an individual and as a leader as you join a global family of young people making the world a better place. If you're interested in joining a Leo club, use our Club Locator to find a local Leo club near you.

Starting a Leo club

Sponsoring a Leo club gives Lions the opportunity to mentor and empower young leaders and foster a commitment of community service — while energizing your members to stay involved!

Visit the Start a Leo Club page for the steps to organize a new Leo club in your community.

Developing leaders

Leos have many leadership opportunities, including the ability to serve as Leo officers in their club, district and multiple district through annual elections. Lions International offers resources for Leos looking to grow their impact as a project organizer, motivator and leader of their peers on the club officer page, or district and multiple district leaders page. There are also in-person Lions Leadership Institutes (including the Leo Advancement Sessions) and online courses through the Lions Learning Center that Leos can access. Visit the Learn section of your Lion Account for more information.

Leo Club Program Advisory Panel

Leos and Lions can also share their ideas and represent Leos at the Constitutional Area (CA) level through the Leo Club Advisory Panel. Representatives are comprised of two Lions and two Leos from each CA who attend monthly web meetings with Lions International Staff and create resources through committees. These dedicated Lions and Leos help to craft the future of the program and generate resources designed to increase the impact of the Leo Club Program. Visit the Leo Club Advisory Panel page to find your representative. 

Helpful Leo resources

Resources can help you make the most of your Leo club experience. Visit the Leo section of the Resource Center to explore a wide variety of Leo materials – including the Leo Recruitment Brochure, New Member Guide, Leo Club Program Handbook, Step-by-Step Guide to Reporting and much more!

Use our Canva templates to create customized digital Leo branding.

Leo awards and grants

Lions Clubs International has a number of awards recognizing Leos and clubs for their exceptional leadership and service. Visit the Leo Awards page to learn more about the different award types and criteria. 

Leos have the opportunity to access funds from Lions Clubs International for service and leadership events. You can learn more on the Leo Grants page.

Leo districts are now eligible to receive funding to support the needs of their area through the sharing and celebration of success. Learn more about success story funding.

Leo video contest

Every year, we showcase Leo service through the Leo video contest. In 2022, we asked Leos around the world to showcase how they stay connected as #TeamLeo and their clubs’ impact on the community. Check out the winning video from the Leo Club of Juhu (India) here.

Continue Serving as a Leo-Lion

Leos who are ready to continue their service journey as Lions have a unique opportunity to enjoy many benefits and opportunities serving as Leo-Lion members. Current and former Leos between the age of majority through age 35 can access discounts and exciting programs through the Leo-Lion membership program.

Photo by: Lion Othmar Fetz, The LEO Book