1. You'll meet other friendly people

We host a huge range of online and face-to-face social events and activities. And because we have branches across the UK, it's likely you won't have to travel too far to regularly get together with other friendly folk.

Find your nearest events.

Social events


From coffee mornings, craft sessions and lunch clubs to guest talks and countryside walks – our local branches arrange regular online and face-to-face events for you to enjoy and make new friends in your area. Find events and activities near to you.



Our members are bonded by a shared desire to help others and are always on the lookout for ways in which they can make a difference in their community. If you feel the same, then you’re in good company. Could you help us fundraise?



We’re not-for-profit and many of our branches rely on the goodwill, energies and skills of volunteer members to keep things running extra smoothly. This could involve lending a hand with events, making welfare visits or marketing. Could you free up some time to help?

Society involvement


We’re run by members, for our members. This means there’s a wealth of opportunity to get involved in shaping the development and direction of the Oddfellows locally and nationally. Find out how you could contribute.

2. You’ll always have someone to turn to

We offer a wide range of care and welfare support to our members. From helpful advice through to financial aid, we provide help and support to make life a little easier. So if you're facing difficult times, you won't have to face them alone. Below are just six of the ways in which we can help.

View our full range of care, advice and support benefits.

3. You’ll get exclusive deals and offers

Because we have close links with so many organisations, our members benefit from mates’ rate money off deals.

View all member offers.

The Oddfellows is a place you can go at any age and be unaccompanied. We go walking and on day trips. We just share enjoyable times together.

JOSEPHINE VESTY and JEANETTE CARTER Members and good friends from Derby.

4. Travel with confidence and in great company

Oddfellows Travel arranges group short breaks, longer trips and cruises for members and their accompanying family or friends. They're always hosted and we only travel with trusted holiday partners.

Visit Oddfellows Travel.

Monday, June 12, 2023 Holiday review: Discovering the Peak District

One of the most popular outings for Oddfellows Travel are short breaks away discovering interesting parts of the UK. Here, Julia Ellis, a member from our Derby Branch, looks back at a wonderful weekend making new friends and exploring the stunning Derbyshire Peak District.

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Monday, June 12, 2023 Holiday review: Northern Lights cruise

Witnessing the Northern Lights is a lifelong ambition for many. On our recent group cruise to Arctic Norway, seven members were lucky enough to tick this spectacular off their bucket list. We invited first-time cruisers, Elizabeth and Anne, to tell us all about it.

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5. You can explore social history 24/7

Our archives hold over 200 years of genealogical, social and organisational history and they’re all yours to browse and research any time you like. So become a member today and discover for yourself why the Oddfellows has been one of the UK’s leading friendly societies for over two centuries.

View our historical archive.

Membership at a glance

Be part of a friendlier society. The Oddfellows is for everyone, from all walks of life and all ages. There are so many good reasons to become an Oddfellows member. Just take a look.

  • Social events
  • Savings on adult membership* (up to 4 years free once 18)
  • 24/7 historical archive access*
  • Annual £5 gift voucher*
  • Oddfellows news by email
  • Care & Welfare Helpline
  • Oddfellows Citizens Advice Line
  • Orphan Gift Fund*
  • Educational Awards* (from year 5 of membership)
  • Branch care & welfare support*
  • Benevolence Grant*
  • Accidental Death Benefit*
  • Dental & Optical Care Benefit* (from year 2 of membership)
  • Oddfellows Travel
  • Money saving partner offers*
  • Legal Aid Scheme*
  • Convalescence and carer support* (from year 3 of membership)
  • Emergency Financial Aid (Household)
Young Oddfellow (Under 18s)
£10 Per year
ARCHIVE (Online only)
£10 Per year

*Terms and conditions apply to all financial benefits. All Oddfellows benefits are non-contractual and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.  Read the full list of Oddfellows member benefit terms and conditions.

For benefits provided by a third party, please check their individual terms and conditions.

Everyone's welcome

See how we're helping our members feel more supported and connected in their local communities. Watch our video.