New to Rotary?

Rotary is a global network of community volunteers. Rotary Members are business, professional, and community leaders who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

Over 32,000.00 Rotary Clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas initiate service projects to address today’s challenges, including illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, lack of clean water, and environmental concerns.

Rotary Clubs participate in a broad range of humanitarian ,intercultural, and educational activities designed to improve the human condition .Rotary’s humanitarian grants support clubs projects that provide health care and medical supplies, clean water, food, job training, youth development, and education to  millions of people in need, particularly in the developing world .

IN addition, Rotary provides more than 200 grants each year to fund  the work of Rotary volunteers, who travel to parts of the world where their technical expertise and knowledge are most needed to alleviate hardship and solve problems.

In 1985, Rotary launched Polio Plus, an ambitious programme to immunize the world’s children against polio. Rotary’s grassroots leadership, volunteer support, and initial funding for vaccine provided the catalyst for the World Health Assembly’s resolution in 1988 to eradicate polio worldwide. Spearheading partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative are the World Health Organisation, Rotary International, U.S Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, and UNICEF.

As a result of this partnership’s efforts, polio cases have dropped by 99 percent since 1988 and the world stands  on the threshold of eradicating the disease. Rotary members have given more than $650 million and countless hands on volunteer hours to this critical effort. The savings to be realized from polio eradication is potentially as high as 1.5 billion per year  funds that could be used to address other public health priorities.

Being part of Rotary club of Barking 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 us you will immediately feel the sense of camaraderie and fun.

Share Skills by Volunteering for Rotary

Volunteering with Rotary club of Barking could be the most important thing you ever do. Your skills and experience are invaluable in our drive to help communities at home and around the world through our volunteer work. Whether you become a member of Rotary club of Barking or volunteer your time and abilities with us, you will be helping to make people’s lives better.

There are many ways to get involved with Rotary:

  • You could join Rotary club of Barking and open up a world of opportunities.
  • You could donate to a our club or Rotary initiative
  • You could volunteer to speak at a club about a cause or interest
  • If you are a school pupil, you could take part in a Rotary competition
  • You could volunteer to help the club in one of its initiatives, without becoming a Rotary member

If Rotary sounds like the organisation for you and you feel like volunteering some of your spare time, we’d like to hear from you!