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Junior Optimist Octagon International


Welcome to the official website of Junior Optimist Octagon International (JOOI), home to the world's most dynamic coalition of youth volunteers. JOOI members represent the times well by making their communities better - one service project at a time. With more than 15,000 members in more than 500 communities, JOOI members are constantly working to promote positive change in their communities. If you are currently a JOOI member, enjoy the site. If you are not ... join the revolution.

JOOI Board of Directors

Meet this year's JOOI Board of Directors!

Club Info & Resources

How to Start a JOOI Club

JOOI Districts

JOOI Club Directory

Planning Guide

Awards & Forms


Youth Code and Creed

JOOI Club Membership Application

JOOI Programs

There are several programs that are popular with JOOI Clubs across the organization.

JOOI Legacy Fund

The JOOI Legacy Fund helps service outreach programs at the international level.

JOOI Convention

JOOI is headed to Quebec City, Quebec, for the 2016 Convention!

The Torch Newsletter

The Torch is the official newsletter of JOOI and is published several times each year.


Amy Keller, Director of JOOI
4494 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: (800) 500-8130 or (314) 371-6000, ext. 218
Fax: (314) 735-4118

Canadian Service Centre
5205 Metropolitan Blvd. East, Suite 200
Montreal, QC H1R 1Z7
Phone: (800) 363-7151 or (514) 593-4401
Fax: (514) 721-1104

E-mail: youthclubs@optimist.org