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Builders Club Surveys for Members and Advisors

Complete the Beginning-Of-Year Member Survey

Your Builders Club members can share what they expect from the club, the service needs that interest them and more by completing a beginning-of-year survey between Friday, September 15 and Friday, October 20. Access the survey.

Clubs that complete surveys will be entered in a drawing to win a US$25 Amazon gift card. Read the results from last year’s survey to see what members and advisors told us.

We appreciate you!

Thank you for agreeing to serve as a Builders Club advisor. Your involvement is crucial to the success of Builders Club. And you have various sources of support. Volunteers within the district, known as Builders Club district administrators, are available to answer questions. Additionally, member services staff at Kiwanis International headquarters are also ready to help—they’re just an e-mail or phone call away!

Phone: 1-800-Kiwanis, ext. 411


Builders Club program kit items

Review what’s offered in this year’s Builders Club program kit. Look through all the resources and share with club members.

Digital Resources


2023-24 Check-in Chats / Webinars

New Advisor Crash Course: Learn about faculty and Kiwanis advisor responsibilities and tools for planning and keeping track of key tasks. Learn how to use the new Builders Club guides to optimize students’ learning, leadership and service experiences. And bring your questions about Builders Club and the work of advising!  

  • Builders Club Wednesday, October 4, 7 p.m., ET:  REGISTER

Experienced Advisor Refresher: Review faculty and Kiwanis advisor responsibilities and learn how to use the new Builders Club member, advisor, and service guides. Bring your questions and be ready to share tips on what works for you and your members.

  • Builders Club Thursday, October 5, 7 p.m., ET:  REGISTER

How to’s of service planning and implementation: Learn how to connect the activities in the new Builders Club member and service guides to make the most meaningful experiences for your students. Hear how to earn points for your Annual Achievement Report by using the four steps of high-impact service.

  • Builders Club Tuesday, November 7, 7 p.m., ET:  REGISTER

Additional Educational Opportunities

Virtual Tools to conduct club meetings

Recorded Check-in Chats / Webinars

Advisor Reflections & Sharing Check-in Chat

Advisor Awards and Recognition Check-in Chat

Advisor Season of Giving webinar

Advisor Kickoff the year webinars


Faculty advisor

Each Builders Club has a faculty advisor chosen from the faculty, staff or administration of the school. The faculty advisor works closely with both the Builders Club and the sponsoring Kiwanis club. The faculty advisor is familiar with the school’s procedures and acts as liaison between the K-Kids club, Kiwanis club and school administration.

If the Builders Club is a community-based club, then a staff person from the facility should fill this role.

Kiwanis advisor

The Kiwanis advisor’s role is to initiate organization of a Builders Club in accordance with guidelines provided by Kiwanis International, obtain the approval of school officials for its establishment as a school organization, recruit initial members, schedule the organizational meeting, file the Petition for Charter, plan for the charter presentation event and after the club is fully operating, provide continuous coordination, counsel and assistance. The Kiwanis advisor is also responsible for conducting Builders Club officers training to incoming leadership.

Additional Advisor Resources

Purchase Builders Club gear!