Whether you are volunteering by helping your local community set up a foodbank or responding to local and international disasters, there is a project or activity to suit everyone. By volunteering with Rotary, you know that you will be changing people’s lives for the better.
Being part of Rotary is more than just giving back to the community by volunteering. It is also about you bringing your skills, experience and enthusiasm to help it thrive, whilst making some great friends along the way. Our clubs are friendly places which invite speakers from a wide range of backgrounds to share their knowledge, increasing your social and cultural understanding. Members also share a common interest in friendship and if you visit any of our clubs around Great Britain and Ireland you will immediately feel the sense of camaraderie and fun.
Our clubs in Great Britain and Ireland are able to work directly with clubs in disaster hit areas across the world to assess what aid is needed and we can be sure that money raised goes directly to those in need. Projects range from providing water and sanitation, disease prevention, literacy projects, education, building schools, hospitals, water wells and growing local economies through sustainable development.
When disasters such as earthquakes, typhoons or floods occur around the world, we are quick to respond through our support for survival kits such as ShelterBox and AquaBox, which provide the basic essentials required in an emergency situation.
Rotarians from the medical professions use their expertise to run overseas clinics. These include providing much needed hearing aids, glasses and prosthetic limbs to those in areas of the world where these items are in short supply.
Competitions: Rotary organises a host of competitions aimed at recognising the talent and achievements of young people.
Interact: clubs, sponsored by individual Rotary clubs are youth clubs for 12-18 year olds. Every year interactors complete at least two projects in their communities one of them international, helping them to build friendships and a better understanding with young people in other countries
RotaKids: is a great way for youngsters aged between 9 and 12 years old (upper primary) to get together, with the help of Rotarians, to work on projects. (community and global / International)
Rotaract: is a service club for young men and women aged 18 to 30. Membership offers the opportunity to meet new people, expand social life and make a difference in the local community..
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is one of the most successful Rotary programmes run by Rotary Districts around the world.
Young Citizen Awards: Rotary, in association with BBC News, annually celebrate the achievements of young people at the RIBI Conference.
The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
The Rotary Foundation helps fund our humanitarian activities, from local service projects to global initiatives. Your club or district can apply for grants from the Foundation to invest in projects and provide scholarships. The Foundation also leads the charge on worldwide Rotary campaigns such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Rotarians and friends of Rotary support the Foundation’s work through voluntary contributions
Join Rotary and a world of possibilities opens up for you. If you enjoy helping others, joining Rotary gives you the chance to do something really worthwhile.
The enormous sense of achievement you’ll experience in helping in your local community – and other communities around the world – will be matched only by the enjoyment you’ll have doing it!
Rotary membership is a whole lot of fun!
Every club arranges events and activities that not only helps to raise money, but also provides a welcome distraction from the stresses and strains of everyday life.
You will have the chance to forge new friendships with a host of like-minded people who share common goals
The Rotary Club of Redbridge is a very diverse club and its members embrace many races, cultures and religions and yet all come together every week in peace and harmony.
Our meetings take place each Tuesday at Luigi’s Restaurant, 5 Beehive Lane, Gants Hill,
IG1 3RG, 7 pm for 7.30pm, where we have a meal together , discuss club projects and activities amid friendly banter, and usually listen to an interesting and informative speaker.
If you’d like to “give something back” Rotary can give you the chance you’ve been waiting for.
As well as changing the lives of people you help, it will almost certainly be a life changing experience for you too.
If you think you could be interested in becoming a member please email Sharon by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.
Discover how you can make a world of difference by joining Rotary