1. You'll meet new people and make new friends

We host a huge range of online and face-to-face social events and organise activities to suit all tastes. And because we have Branches across the UK, it's likely you won't have to travel too far to cross paths with like-minded, friendly folk.

Find your nearest events.

Social events


From coffee mornings, craft sessions and lunch clubs to guest talks, countryside walks and trips out – our local Branches arrange regular events for you to have fun 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 & JEANETTE CARTER Members and good friends from Derby.

4. Travel with confidence and in great company

Oddfellows Travel arranges group holidays perfectly tailored to members’ special interests and needs. We also help you get together with others who share similar travel interests. So wherever you want to go and whatever you want to do, you can do it and share it with other members like you.

Visit Oddfellows Travel.

19 September 2019 Another BRR-illiant cruise with Oddfellows Travel

With Oddfellows Travel (formerly the Active Travel Club), you can explore a variety of different places with friendly faces. Here, Wendy Atkins from the Ipswich Branch of the Oddfellows shares her account of their most recent trip to Iceland and Greenland.

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22 July 2019 Sailing Around Iconic Ireland

22-29 May 2021. 7 nights Full board. Sails from Liverpool on the Black Watch. From £1,149 per person. Circumnavigate Ireland for a full-flavoured taste of the Emerald Isle on this Oddfellows-escorted Fred. Olsen cruise to Ireland.

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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 a third-party, please check their individual T&Cs.

Everyone's welcome

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