Why Join Rotary? 
As a Rotarian, you’ll be a part of Rotary’s 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
At club meetings in communities across the globe, our people of action come together to strengthen their connections to friends and neighbors and their commitment to improving lives.

Are you looking for a way to make a difference in your community or communities around the world? There’s a project happening that needs you.

We use our knowledge of local issues to identify areas of need, then apply our expertise and diverse perspectives to find a solution. Rotary members likely are working in your community right now to feed the hungry, tutor disadvantaged children, maintain parks and playgrounds, and much more.

Your time, energy, and a passion to improve your world are all you need to get involved with Rotary.

Clubs accept new members by invitation. To help us find the right club for you, we’ll ask you a few questions about yourself and your interests. Then we’ll share your answers with Rotary leaders in your community who will match you with a club.
Some quotes from members around the word about why they joined Rotary and what they get out of the experience:
I joined Rotary to be a part of our collective humanitarian projects, and I have stayed because of the joy on the faces of beneficiaries each time we solve a need.
Chibuzo Hilary Asogwa
Rotary Club of Ekulu, Enugu State, Nigeria
I had a desire to give back to my community and the world. My father was a Rotarian, so I knew a lot about it. That was about nine years ago. I think what keeps me there is the friendships, not only with people in my local club but with Rotarians I’ve met from around the world.
Elizabeth Cohoe
Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston, Ontario, Canada
As a disabled couple who are both Rotarians, we knew that our fellow Rotarians would see us as people, not disabled people, and would welcome our input into the community. And so it has proved for the last 10-plus years!
David Shaw
Rotary Club of Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire, England
I joined to make a difference in my community. I’ve stayed because I am.
Heather R. Klein
Rotary Club of Alleghany County, North Carolina, USA
I joined Rotary after having been involved in a post-tsunami project in Sri Lanka in 2005. This was the first contact I had had with a Rotary club, and I was so impressed by the dedication of its members in their efforts to help others that I immediately applied to join my club in Stockholm when I arrived back in Sweden.
Nicholas Thompson
Rotary Club of Stockholm International, Sweden
Making friends, travel, and self-development attracted me to Rotaract. After a successful decade in Rotaract, I graduated to be a Rotarian. The bonding with Rotary family and the way projects are executed to benefit society at large helped me ascend to be a Rotarian.
Saket Gadkari
Rotary Club of Thane Hills, Maharashtra, India
I sat down and figured out how much time I was donating, and how much more effective it would be as part of a club instead of doing it all myself. I joined for the service and stay for all the friends I’ve made. It’s nice to travel and instantly have friends wherever I go.
Aur Beck
Rotary Club of Carbondale Breakfast, Illinois, USA
Honestly? I joined for business. But I stayed for the fellowship and causes.
Craig Howie
Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise, Ontario, Canada
The more I give back, the more I continue to get. Rotary moments, personal development, great friends, the joy of service — Rotary is the gift that keeps on giving!
Raewyn Kirkman
Rotary Club of Waikato SunriseHamilton, New Zealand
I joined Rotary to render service to the downtrodden; I stayed because I found fun and friendship.
Nze Anizor
Rotary Club of Trans Amadi, Rivers State, Nigeria
Rotary inspires me to contribute to good humanitarian causes. My club is a great platform for service and fellowship.
Sayeed Chaudhury
Rotary Club of Sonargaon Dhaka, Bangladesh