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Rotary Action Groups help clubs and districts plan and carry out community developments and humanitarian service projects in their area of expertise. The groups are organized by Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Rotary Peace Fellowship with skills and interest in a particular field. Membership is open to anyone who wants to share their expertise to make a positive impact. Action group members have the opportunity to engage in meaningful service activities outside their clubs, districts, or countries. Clubs can draw on these groups to enhance projects, engage members, and attract new ones. Find out more by emailing or visiting the website of the group you’re interested in, or by writing to

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 .

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  and contact the action group you’re interested in.


Rotary Action Groups by area of focus

Promoting peace

Fighting disease

Providing clean water and sanitation

Saving mothers and children

Supporting education

Growing local economies

Protecting the environment

Action groups that work in more than one area of focus

How to start a Rotary Action Group

Resources & reference

Rotary Service in Action blog

Rotary support

Questions? Contact .



Rotary Action Group Video

Download the Rotary Action Group Officer Directory (PDF) RAG Officers