Interact is a club for young people ages 12-18 who want to join together to tackle the issues in their community that they care most about. Through Interact, you can:
Every Interact club carries out two service projects a year: one that helps your school or community and one that promotes international understanding.
Service projects are an effective way for you to take action at home and abroad, connect with other young leaders, and get members excited about your club. You can find ideas and tips for successful projects in the Interact Guide for Rotary Club Sponsors and Advisers.
How do I join an Interact club?
First, ask your friends or a guidance counselor if there’s already an Interact club at your school. Look online for local Interact clubs in your community. You can also contact a local Rotary club to find out if they sponsor an Interact club.
Interact clubs meet at least twice a month. Contact the club to find out about its next meeting, service project, or social event.
If you want to learn more about Interact, watch “Students Making a Difference,” the 2012 Interact Video Contest grand-prize winner, or any of the other entries to see how young people, like you, are changing the world through Interact.
What if there isn’t an Interact club in my school or community?
You can start one! Contact a local Rotary club to learn how to start your own Interact club. You can find everything you need to organize and manage a club in the Interact Guide for Rotary Club Sponsors and Advisers. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
Celebrate your club’s global impact by getting involved in:
Organize a Rotary Community Corps
A Rotary Community Corps is a group of non-Rotarians who share our commitment to service. RCC members plan and carry out projects in their communities and support local Rotary club projects. By working with RCCs Rotary clubs:
By joining or organizing an RCC you can make a tremendous impact in your community. RCCs can exist anywhere there is a local club sponsor. You can find an RCC in your area by contacting your local Rotary club. If there isn’t a community corps, discuss the idea of starting one with your local Rotary club president. Learn more about what you can do through a Rotary Community Corps.
How do I sponsor an RCC?
By sponsoring an RCC you are giving a larger segment of your community the opportunity to proactively address issues where they live. Community members with a vested interest in a project are more likely to make sure that the project lives on.
You can form an RCC anywhere non-Rotarians are interested in working with Rotary. Here are some guidelines:
Collaborate on Projects
Refer to Lifecycle of a Project resources for help with planning and running projects with your club's RCC. If your joint project needs extra resources, use Rotary Ideas to crowdsource support. Don't forget to spotlight your project's successes on Rotary Showcase. Remember, involving the local community through an RCC can help your club include key sustainability features in a district or global grant.
Read about RCC activities around the world and watch a recording of the webinar Rotary Community Corps: Community Solutions for Community Challenges.
Rotaract clubs decide how to organize and run their club, manage their own funds, and plan and carry out activities and service projects aligned with causes that are important to your community. Rotary club sponsors offer guidance and support and work with your club as partners in service.
Celebrate the global impact of Rotaract by getting involved in:
How do I join?Check with your university or contact a local Rotary club to find out if there’s a Rotaract club in your area. Contact the Rotaract club to find out how you can join its next meeting, service project, or social event.
Find a club near you.
Can I start a Rotaract club?Yes. If your university or community doesn’t already have a Rotaract club, you can start one. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
Can my Rotary club sponsor a Rotaract club?Help young adults in your community develop leadership skills, build lasting friendships, and create positive change through Rotaract. Not only will Rotaract make a difference in their lives, it will also energize and inspire your Rotary club and connect you with enthusiastic and capable partners in service.
Follow Rotaract on Facebook, Twitter, Slideshare, and StorifyWhat are the benefits?Connect with leaders in your community and around the world to: