Gainesville, Florida

Altrusa International of Gainesville, FL, Inc.

Altrusa is an international non-profit organization making our local communities better through leadership, partnership, and service.

Our club offers an opportunity to make a real difference in the greater Gainesville, Florida area. We undertake a variety of service, literacy, fundraising and international projects each year.

We are seeking new volunteers to join our organization and make a difference. Our members are from varying occupations and lifestyles, all sharing an interest in community service and enjoying the friendship, fun and satisfaction that comes from working together for the benefit of others.

Flower Divider


Contact our Club President to arrange a no-obligation visit.

Meeting Information

Second and fourth Thursday of each month at noon and third Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm

Club President

Flower Divider

Our Projects

Hands-on Service

Altrusa House of Gainesville opened its doors in October of 1998. The facility was built on land graciously donated by the City of Gainesville. Altrusa International of Gainesville and the Gainesville community continue to provide volunteers and support for member sponsorship, equipment, and specialized support. Altrusa House is a licensed adult day health care program that provides a safe and stimulating environment for adults with disabilities or special needs.


Altrusa International of Gainesville has selected Terwilliger Elementary as the Literacy focus for the 2018-19 year. Members will assist students in many areas such as Reading Pals, volunteering in classrooms, books fairs, etc. Altrusa also gives each honor roll student a book at the end of the year. At the middle school level, an award is presented to an 8th grader, selected by their teachers, who has showed the greatest improvement in reading.

Trading Closets

Join us April 12 and 13 For an annual Upscale Retail 'Trading Closets' Friday night, April 12 is a ticketed event. Hors d'oeuvres, wine and non-alcoholic beverages, and a silent auction are part of the festivities. Check back for additional information and a contact to purchase tickets. Proceeds from the event support Altrusa House as well as other community projects