Sponsor a Rotaract club

Help young adults in your community develop leadership skills, build lasting friendships, and take action to create positive change with Rotaract. Not only will Rotaract make a difference in their lives, it will also energize and inspire your club and provide you with enthusiastic and capable partners in service.

What is Rotaract?

Rotaract brings together young people ages 18-30 in universities and communities worldwide to organize service activities, develop their leadership and professional skills, and have fun. Rotary clubs sponsor them, but Rotaract club members manage and fund their clubs independently.

How do I sponsor a club?

Once your club has decided to sponsor a Rotaract club, organize a Rotaract committee to oversee its formation and provide continued support. Refer to the Rotaract Handbook, our complete guide to sponsoring, starting, and managing a Rotaract club, for details.

Before starting the club:

  • Determine the need for a Rotaract club in your community
  • Identify potential club members
  • Organize a meeting for potential members to learn more about Rotaract
  • Assign a Rotarian adviser to serve as the liaison for the Rotary and Rotaract clubs
  • If the Rotaract club is university based, work with the faculty adviser, who will serve as a liaison between the sponsor Rotary club and university administration

Staying connected

By serving as mentors and organizing joint service projects, your club will experience the benefits of working alongside these young leaders. Your club’s continued involvement will also strengthen the Rotaract club. Stay connected with the next generation of Rotary leaders by:

  • Working together on a service project or signature activity
  • Recognizing their achievements at a special club or district program
  • Asking them to share successful fundraising projects with your club
  • Hosting discussion forums to exchange ideas about global citizenship, club diversity, and innovative service projects
  • Telling them about activities and programs available to them through Rotary
  • Inviting them to district conferences to share their club activities and network with Rotarians

How can I join or start a Rotaract club?

If you’re interested in Rotaract, contact your local Rotary club to find out if a Rotaract club exists in your area. Or send an email to rotaract@rotary.org and let us connect you with local Rotaract leaders.

Find out how to start a Rotaract club in your area or university.

Follow Rotaract on Facebook, Twitter, Slideshare, and Storify to see what Rotaract clubs are doing around the world.

Resources & reference



Rotary support

  • District Rotaract chair
  • District Rotaract representative

Questions? Ask us at rotaract@rotary.org.