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Join Rotary!
Join Rotary!

We're just ordinary people drawn together from many different walks of life, what makes us different is we all share a common commitment to give something back to our community.Start your Rotary journey today.

Rotary is more flexible than ever before. With a variety of ways to get involved with your local club in the Thames Valley District in the UK, or starting your own club from scratch, or direct membership, there is bound to be an opportunity to suit you, your lifestyle and your commitments. Rotary is really for everyone, adults, 18 or over, women and men, irrespective of gender orientation, social background, race or ethnicity! Watch these videos which proves this statement.

Diversity is part of Rotary's core values: it is open to everyone!

There are a few options available for you to join Rotary:

Join an existing club

The most common method of joining. Clubs in our Thames Valley are flexible in their meeting times and locations, with multiple clubs often operating in a certain area, giving you options to suit you and your commitments.

As well as face-to-face meetings, a number of clubs operate with online meetings, offering greater flexibility for those who are frequently on the go, or those who lead a particularly busy lifestyle, but still want to give back to the community.

While clubs meet at different times, in different places and in different ways, the thing they all have in common is the fact they focus on their communities.

What differentiates Rotary Clubs is the "how":

  • The newest clubs are volunteering in their communities by delivering hands on projects, to improve the lives of others locally and internationally
  • For some other more traditional clubs the focus is on fellowship and supporting the local communities with fundraising events.

Once you become a member, there are wide opportunities you can get involved with. Watch these videos!

To find out which Rotary Club meets your needs best, please take time to explore the websites of our Rotary Clubs in the Thames Valley.

Form your own club from scratch

Rotary builds from the ground up. So if you’ve got family, friends, colleagues or acquaintances to join you, why not start your own Rotary group? You can lead the by facilitating new and vibrant ways of volunteering in your area. Rotary’s Membership in the Thames Valley has a dedicated team of volunteers to help you every step of the way and build the perfect Rotary experience for you. There are still a handful of towns and large villages in the Thames Valley which are gasping for a Rotary Club. So if you live in any of these towns and villages please get in touch with us and submit the form below: South Ruislip, Heathrow, Carterton, Kidlington, Wantage, Burghfield, Chipping Norton, Stokenchurch, Benson, Wheatley, Sonning Common, Goring, Chalgrove, Watlington.

Direct membership

If you work full time, have family commitments, and do not have the time to commit to face to face meetings due to your circumstances direct membership may be the option for you.

Direct membership is set in an online environment, meaning that you always have access to seminars, workshops and events while still being able to work on projects with your local clubs.

Find out more about direct membership here.

Corporate membership

Perfect for business! If your organisation wants to work closely with your local Rotary club to get involved in the community, you can. Rotary is a great way to put your organisation’s Corporate Social Responsibility ideas into action. Read this real story about how "It pays to get corporate". And watch this video as well!

Membership for Young People

Rotary is open to anyone over the age of 18, but we have other opportunities to get involved with the Rotary family.

RotaKids and Interact clubs are the perfect introduction to volunteering for young people aged 7-11 and 12-18.

For young adults aged 18-30, there is also Rotaract, another vibrant branch of the Rotary family.

Find out more about our opportunities for young people right here on our page: Working with Young People.

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