Rotary Action Groups are independent, Rotary-affiliated groups made up of people from around the world who are experts in a particular field, such as economic development, peace, addiction prevention, the environment, or water.
Action groups offer their technical expertise and support to help clubs plan and implement projects to increase our impact, one of Rotary's strategic priorities. This support includes helping clubs find partners, funding, and other resources. Action groups can also help clubs and districts prepare grant applications, conduct community assessments, and develop plans to monitor and evaluate their projects. Read more about these activities in the Rotary Action Groups annual report.
Anyone who wants to share their expertise to make a positive difference can join an action group. Only Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Rotary Peace Fellows can serve in leadership roles.
Contact or join a Rotary Action Group
Contact a Rotary Action Group to:
- Get expert advice on planning and implementing service projects, including those funded by Rotary Foundation district and global grants
- Connect with potential project partners, both within and outside of Rotary
- Get help fundraising and obtaining resources for projects
Join a Rotary Action Group to share your expertise and make a difference in projects outside your club or district. To get involved, look at our directory and contact the action group you're interested in.
Rotary Action Groups by area of focus
Blood and Organ Donation
Family Health/AIDS Prevention
Health Education and Wellness
Mental Health Initiatives
Basic Education and Literacy
Action groups that work in more than one area of focus
Food Plant Solutions
How to start a Rotary Action Group
- Read this Guide for Prospective Action Groups.
- Find others interested in the topic:
Resources & reference
- Rotary Action Groups flier
- Rotary Action Groups directory
- Rotary Action Groups annual report
- Rotary Action Groups presentation
- Rotary Action Groups Standard Bylaws
- Visual Identity Guidelines for Rotary Action Groups
- Rotary Action Groups Office Reporting Forms
- Work with Rotary Experts (PDF)
Rotary Service in Action blog
- Read stories from Rotary Action Groups
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.