Why it’s worth joining Rotaract

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In an increasingly complex world, Rotaract has a simple philosophy – make friends near you and around the world.


Rotaract is fun… a lot of fun, actually. Every Rotaract club and district organizes parties and activities that provide a great change from everyday life.

Personal development

Rotaractors have and develop many skills that help them personally and professionally and improve their social and cultural awareness. Rotaractors not only help others, but also each other.

Intercultural Competence

Every Rotaractor is invited to visit various clubs. Whether at a conference, a lecture, a party or just to say hello, Rotaractors are welcome everywhere. This is how friendships are formed all over the world.

A smile

If you want to help others, this is your chance to do something meaningful and make a small difference in the world. Everyone will thank you.

Find your local Rotaract club

Tip: Simply enter your city or zip code and the radius in the search field to find a club near you by clicking on the magnifying glass. By clicking on the flag you will see more and you can find out more about Rotaract and its local activities and events. The local clubs would be happy if you wrote to them!



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What does a Rotaract club do?

Rotaract is one of the most attractive volunteer organizations for young people.
Through regular meetings, Rotaract members maintain friendly relationships and take advantage of the opportunity to exchange ideas.
We organize lectures with guest speakers or speakers from our own club and visit cultural events or companies together.
We also maintain contact with other Rotaract clubs at home and abroad, for example by participating in joint events.
Social commitment is particularly important at Rotaract: We regularly carry out social activities – commitment at Rotaract means that we help and inspire hand in hand – in a friendly, sustainable, regional or global way.

What requirements should I meet for membership?

Every young and young-at-heart person who has reached the age of 17 can become a member of a Rotaract club, regardless of profession, education or denomination. 

How can I join Rotaract?

To do this, contact your local club. Write a friendly email to the Rotaract Club, briefly introduce yourself and, ideally, ask when you
can come by. After a certain period of time, the Rotaract Club will offer you acceptance as a permanent member. Welcome to the club!

Where are there Rotaract clubs or how do I find a Rotaract club in my area?

There are 10,900 Rotaract clubs in 184 countries worldwide (as of April 2021). There are currently 190 Rotaract clubs in Germany (as of April 2021). To find a Rotaract club near you, you can enter your location in the club finder on our website and see the contact details and websites of the clubs in your area. Of course, you are welcome to send us a message using the contact form and we will help you find a club.

How do I get information about my local club and its program?

Would you like to be there and learn more information about the activities at your location? Guests are welcome at all events and meetings. The best way to do this is to look at the club’s website for the current dates or write a non-binding email to the club’s board of directors saying that you would like to receive invitations to appointments.

How much does Rotaract membership cost per year?

The annual membership fee is determined individually by each club. On average, Rotaract members pay between 10 and 15 cappuccino cups per year for their membership. Some clubs also offer discounts for students and trainees. In addition to the membership magazine, the IT infrastructure and insurance, you receive the membership fee.

What do I do if there is no club near me?

If there isn’t a club near you, you can start a local Rotaract club with friends and interested parties. You can find out more about the founding process here.

What is the relationship between Rotaract and Rotary?

Rotary and Rotaract are both service clubs. Rotaract clubs are often sponsored by Rotary clubs.

How can I get involved socially with Rotaract?

The opportunities to get involved socially with Rotaract are limitless. Every Rotaract member and every club can decide for themselves which projects and actions to support. Some common projects are presented on this website. Your local club can give you more information about their projects.

How can I benefit from Rotaract?

In an increasingly complex world, Rotaract has a simple philosophy – make friends near you and around the world. Rotaract also gives its members the opportunity to develop and develop their own personalities through role models and valuable experiences. The club program with lectures and your own commitment offer a variety of opportunities for personal development and learning from mentors, inspiring speakers and leaders. In the club, members can gain leadership experience early on and implement their own projects in a team. Rotaract members develop many skills that help them personally and professionally and improve their social and cultural awareness. There is also the opportunity to take part in workshops or weekend conferences that cover a variety of topics such as building problem-solving skills.

Is Rotaract independent of political parties, religious communities and government institutions?

Rotaract is politically, religiously and ideologically independent.

How does a Rotaract club program come about?

The program of a Rotaract club is determined by the club’s board of directors in consultation with the members. Typically, Rotaract clubs meet periodically and hold a planning meeting at which suggestions for the program can be made.

How can I network internationally?

Rotaract clubs are internationally networked by having partner clubs abroad or attending events organized by other clubs abroad. There is also a Rotaract Conference and international weekends in Europe.

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