Rotaract is an opportunity to …
… be part of a fun, dynamic and unique international organisation for people aged 18-30
… help your local community
... make new friends
… meet new challenges
What is Rotaract?
Rotaract is a unique international service organisation for men and women aged 18-30 who want to make a difference. Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club. Rotaract clubs are either community or university based, and they’re sponsored by a local Rotary club. This makes them true "partners in service" and key members of the family of Rotary.
Rotaract combines leadership and professional development with humanitarian service and offers a wide range of activities that will enable members to try something new while having a great time and meeting others.
Rotaract is a non political and non religious organisation with other 190,000 members —known as Rotaractors— of many different cultures, races, and creeds in 170 countries. There are over 3,000 members of 120 clubs in Great Britain and Ireland. Clubs are either based in the community or in a university. Each club is autonomous and organises its own activities, whether it is a social activity, raising money for charity or helping in the local community.
Rotaract gives members the opportunity to develop personal skills and gain new life experiences in Great Britain and abroad.
Who can join?
Anyone aged between 18 & 30 who wants to have fun while helping others!
How does Rotaract work?
Rotaract clubs hold meetings, usually every two weeks, which feature speakers, discussions, and visits to other clubs. Rotaractors also get together for service projects, social activities, and leadership workshops. Beyond the club level, Rotaractors can take advantage of district conferences, projects, and training seminars and participate in an international meeting prior to the annual Rotary International Convention.
Clubs carry out at least one community service project and one international service project each year. Among myriad activities of their own choice, clubs
- Mentor and tutor children and collect donated books
- Organise camps and outings for people with disabilities
- Raise funds for medical equipment and disaster relief
- Create awareness of AIDS, drug abuse, and other issues
- Organise weekends away
- Attend music concerts, sports events, quiz evenings.
What are some other opportunities available to Rotaractors?
Rotaract builds leaders, and leaders build strong clubs with effective programs. Towards that end, clubs organise
- Communication and public speaking seminars
- Training programs for club officers
- Workshops to organise and promote projects
- Informational sessions about Rotary.
Early career decisions are critical ones. To help their members make informed choices, Rotaract clubs hold
- Marketing and management seminars
- Conferences on business ethics
- Vocational and career planning counselling
- Business technology updates.
Whatever they do, Rotaractors know how to have fun, make friends, and make the world a little better in the process.
Why should young people join Rotaract versus other young professionals groups?
Rotaract differs from many other groups because of its connection with Rotary. Not many other groups can boast of being a part of an international family with over 1.2 million Rotarians to turn to for advice and guidance. The ability for Rotaractors to work along with and learn from Rotarians is what sets Rotaract apart from other groups. Additionally, many young professionals groups exist purely for networking or “happy hour” events. Rotaract adds a dimension of service and allows members to feel they are making a difference while meeting new people at the same time.
Find out more...
If you are between the ages of 18 to 30and would like to find out more about Rotaract in London please contact your nearest club or the District:
Rotaract Club of Canary Wharf:
You can also download and print our leaflet.
If you would like to help us set up a new Rotaract Club in London, please get in touch.
If you are a Rotarianwho would like to learn more about Rotaract in London from the mouth of fellow Rotarians, watch this video...
If your Rotary Club is looking for a speaker or is willing to sponsor a new Rotaract club, please get in touch with the District Rotaract Specialist. If you wonder where to find potential Rotaractors, look at the link to the dedicated subpage.
Further information about Rotaract is available on the RI website .