Pilot International is a community-based volunteer service organization founded in 1921 in Macon, GA, on the guiding principles of “Friendship and Service.” From its very beginnings, Pilot International and its clubs have been dedicated to spreading the spirit of volunteerism throughout the world.
Today, Pilot is a proud and active member of the Service Club Leaders Conference along with organizations such as Lions Club International, the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Rotary International, Kiwanis International and others.
Originally designed as a volunteer service organization for business and professional women, Pilot International has since expanded to include men and women from around the globe and in all walks of life.
Since its founding almost 100 years ago, over 400,000 members in more than 400 clubs across the United States, The Bahamas, Canada, Japan, Singapore and South Africa have helped Pilot International proudly serve the varying needs of communities around the world.
In 1952, Pilot began to recruit youth volunteers through the establishment of Anchor Club, a volunteer service organization for young people. Today, there are almost 8,000 Anchors worldwide.
Each year, Anchor Clubs graduate over 4000 members who go on to be leaders and service-minded citizens on college campuses and in their respective communities. Today’s Anchors are Tomorrow’s Pilots.
Pilot International is also the proud parent organization of Compass Club, a blossoming organization for young adults seeking an opportunity and an outlet to serve their local needs as well.
Pilots proudly support the Pilot International Founders Fund which exists to further the organization’s educational and humanitarian activities through the disbursement of grants and scholarships to support cause-related programs and activities.