Do more, laugh more, meet new people

Helping people find other people who enjoy doing the same things as themselves is something in which we excel. We've been successful at it for years.

Great friendships often start as a result of sharing a fun experience or by learning something new together. So we work hard at creating the right conditions for companionship to thrive.

Each month, our Branches put on hundreds of local social events and activities for members to come together and enjoy. And because we’ve Branches across the UK, it’s likely you won’t have to travel too far to spend time with like-minded folk.

We also know that many of our members like to give back to their communities – contributing their energy, skill and expertise to improve the lives of others. As a not-for-profit organisation, it’s a mindset we love to share and nurture through our volunteering, fundraising and Society involvement opportunities.

There are many ways in which we can help you to do more, laugh more and spend more time in great company. And with our collective of over 314,000 Oddfellows members – there’s every chance that that someone who laughs at exactly the same things as you do is already here and waiting.

If you're looking to make new friends in your area, why not give our events a try?

Social events

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From chat-filled 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. Fancy trying something new? Find events and activities near to you.

Fundraise

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Our members are bonded by a shared desire to help others and they’re 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?.

Volunteer

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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

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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.